Rana Plaza collapse: When it doesn’t matter how many die

April 24, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Rana Plaza collapse: When it doesn’t matter how many die

It was a moment when the state of politics and vulnerability as far as who matters and who doesn’t in Bangladesh was made clear to all. When the Rana Plaza collapsed, the owner
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Pahela Baishakh, Hefazet-e Islam and us Bengalis

April 13, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Pahela Baishakh, Hefazet-e Islam and us Bengalis

The Baishakh this year resembles the turmoil of a summer storm more than the placid celebration of spring. We are moving through a time of anxiety and confusion.
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