Archive for November, 2012

Exclusive education encourages exclusiveness

November 14, 2012
Irfan Chowdhury
Exclusive education encourages exclusiveness

A friend’s child has gained a place in a top — ranking school in Sydney. Naturally, the parents are overjoyed. They (and the kid) have worked very hard to achieve this
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Posted in Education | No Comments »

Wasfia and two other women

November 13, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
Wasfia and two other women

As Wasfia Nazreen formally declared her intent to climb all the seven mountains of the world, we all cheered. To many she represents that precious gift called hope.
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Posted in Women's Rights | 15 Comments »

Remembering the fallen and wars

November 12, 2012
Julian Francis
Remembering the fallen and wars

“Why on earth are you wearing a flower on your shirt?”, someone asked me today as I waited for treatment at Apollo Hospital. I explained
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Posted in War and conflict | 8 Comments »

Obama’s second victory more impressive than first

November 11, 2012
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Obama’s second victory more impressive than first

In his historic victory speech in 2008, the-then senator Barack Obama began with these ringing words: “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible
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Posted in US Election 2012 | 7 Comments »

Francesco, now more people will start counting you!

November 9, 2012
Prashanta Tripura
Francesco, now more people will start counting you!

Dear Francesco, I lost touch with you after I returned home for good from the US, where, you may remember, I was a student for eight years during the 1980s.
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Posted in International, US Election 2012 | 12 Comments »

An optimistic vision of Obama’s second term

November 8, 2012
Anatole Kaletsky
An optimistic vision of Obama’s second term

President Barack Obama’s re-election is good news for the world economy and financial markets. Of course a victory by Mitt Romney, unlikely though it was, might have been even better news, which is perhaps why stock markets fell sharply after the election.
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Posted in US Election 2012 | 1 Comment »

What should Mitt Romney do next?

November 8, 2012
Nicholas Wapshott
What should Mitt Romney do next?

Amid the triumphant acclamation and the reluctant resignation of the two presidential candidates’ early morning speeches was the hint that politics is about to take a strange turn.
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Posted in US Election 2012 | 1 Comment »

Why Ramu Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists are the same

November 6, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
Why Ramu Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists are the same

The attack on Ramu has shamed us and many have protested interrogating the nature of the state that we have produced. Bangladesh is, simply put, not a minority friendly country at any level.
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Posted in Communal Discord | 8 Comments »

The perfect storm

November 4, 2012
Frank Domenico Cipriani
The perfect storm

We are hunkered down with water supplies that will last us three days, and the power just went out as I finished writing the first draft of this article. I won’t have a chance to edit it myself, so I apologize in advance.
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Posted in Disaster | 20 Comments »

Godspeed Barack Obama

November 5, 2012
Rumi Ahmed
Godspeed Barack Obama

During the first few years after I came to America as a graduate student, my life was a monotonous repetition of long cold nights in my attic den, day long lab and class and daily lunchtime walk to the student centre for a 99 cent taco with a plastic glass of water.
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Posted in US Election 2012 | 7 Comments »

Obama and the new era of smallness

November 5, 2012
Kayes Ahmed
Obama and the new era of smallness

It is Monday, the day before the US election and I am feeling a little taste of bitterness in my mouth. It is coming from the knowledge that I have no choice in this election.
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Posted in US Election 2012 | 8 Comments »

Know your friends and foes

November 3, 2012
M. Sanjeeb Hossain
Know your friends and foes

Introduction 37 years ago our four national leaders, Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmed, M Mansur Ali and AHM Qamaruzzaman were brutally murdered
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Posted in History | 17 Comments »

The YouTube ban and the right road to development

November 1, 2012
Rainer Ebert
The YouTube ban and the right road to development

The 14-minute trailer of the movie titled “Innocence of Muslims,” a movie that may or may not exist, is poorly made and outright stupid.
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Posted in Freedom of expression, Media | 14 Comments »

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