Anna bhai, Gandhigiri and us

August 30, 2011
Asif Saleh
Anna bhai, Gandhigiri and us

The arrival of Anna bhai and his ‘Gandhigiri’, ironically copying a Bollywood storyline of Munna bhai and his embracing of Gandhi in dealing with national problem, has undoubtedly captured the imagination of the world. But not everybody is a fan.
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Whose face are we saving?

June 15, 2011
Asif Saleh
Whose face are we saving?

The year was 1983. I was 9. In those days, colour TV was a rare commodity in Dhaka. We didn’t have it. But our neighbours next door, a middle-aged couple with a young girl, did. Luckily when we were at the roof, right by the water tank, we could hide and still get a...
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Losing the plot with Meherjaan

January 30, 2011
Asif Saleh
Losing the plot with Meherjaan

There are times when in the middle of posturing and profiling, we lose sight of the big picture. Arguing for a ban on the movie Meherjaan is one such moment.   Those who were asking for a ban, or who are happy that its distributors have pulled down the curtain on the film, forget that...
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