Hay Festival: Opening cultural gateways

November 29, 2012
K. Anis Ahmed
Hay Festival: Opening cultural gateways

The recently concluded Hay Festival Dhaka has left readers and writers with the excitement of coming into touch with vibrant literary discussions with our counterparts on other shores.
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Posted in Culture, Language, Literature | 9 Comments »

Winning gold, no mystery

August 8, 2012
K. Anis Ahmed
Winning gold, no mystery

As we watch the 2012 Olympics, and marvel at feats of dazzling performance, one question will run through many Bangladeshi minds: Will we ever win a medal?
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Posted in Achievement, Sport | 16 Comments »

Rohingyas: No easy answer

June 24, 2012
K. Anis Ahmed
Rohingyas: No easy answer

Public opinion in Bangladesh, at least the liberal segment of it, has become inflamed by a single, powerful image of the Rohingya refugee crisis: a Rohingya man begging for shelter with clasped hands
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Posted in Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, International | 9 Comments »

Unleashing enterprise

January 2, 2011
K. Anis Ahmed
Unleashing enterprise

Ever since independence, we have heard talk of how in the ‘60s South Korea was barely ahead of Pakistan, and Malaysian students used to come to Dhaka to get a medical education. In the ‘80s, Singapore and Taiwan were added to the list of the countries to envy. In the ‘90s, China and Thailand...
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Posted in Economy | 10 Comments »

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