The mother sublime

May 7, 2011
Adnan Morshed
The mother sublime

Every year around Mother’s Day, I find myself looking for films that portray most introspectively the concept of the mother. My all-time favourite is Soviet director Grigori Chukhrai’s Ballad of a Soldier (1959), an existential film about a mother’s love and yearning for his son, an adolescent Red Army soldier. Set during World War...
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The BGMEA Tower mystique

May 1, 2011
Adnan Morshed
The BGMEA Tower mystique

The recent saga of the BGMEA Tower is no less an epitome of our national narrative. Read the 15-storey building’s brief and immodest history and you get an illuminating window into our judicial quandary, inefficient urban governance, incoherent environmental policies and, of course, the inexhaustible culture of influence-peddling.
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