Politicians, fend for yourselves

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The political arena is full of confusion. But, as it is said, out of chaos comes order, so politics will hopefully take shape out of the current confusion.

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On my father’s birthday….

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The lines around her cheekbones and forehead have grown deeper in the past months. Her eyes speak emptiness and look exceptionally quiet. A defined dark patch is now visible around those eyes. The thick black hair has turned grey and I have not seen that bright red dot (teep) in between her eyebrows in a… Read more »

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Style versus substance – an old conundrum

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The Indian media has been buzzing madly with news and views on the visit of Hina Rabbani Khar to India. She landed at Delhi airport a few days ago with all the noise and fanfare that only a young and good looking woman from a traditionally male-dominated country with a history of hostility with our… Read more »

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Weapon of mass destruction, sorry distraction!

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A young Pakistani woman has given more joy to Indians than any visitor from Islamabad in a long while. The beautiful Hina Rabbani Khar came, saw – and conquered! She has flown back to her country which has fought three and a half wars with India.

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What happens if the US defaults?

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As you’ve already noticed, the whole world is now focused on what happens on Aug 2 when the deadline for raising the United States current debt limit of $14.3 trillion expires. Tension is mounting all across largely because what happens in the world’s largest economy has implications for many countries including Bangladesh, which exports bulk… Read more »

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“I ain’t indigenous” – reflection of a Bengali

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Once upon a time, the British called us ‘blacks’, and then later the Pakistani Army called us ‘inferior race.’ Time passes, it is 2011. As International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples approaches again this year, Bangladesh is stuck in a quicksand ditch trying to figure out ‘who’ the Adibashis or indigenous of our land… Read more »

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