Pity the Arabs!

August 25, 2014
Kayes Ahmed
Pity the Arabs!

While the bloodletting went on in Gaza, the Arab capitals were curiously silent. Nah, they were not all that silent, they were actually backing Israel
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Posted in International | 4 Comments »

Pay, or else!

August 9, 2014
Kayes Ahmed
Pay, or else!

The problem is with the “Or Else” part. The political talking heads are throwing deadlines like “pay by Thursday’’, the BGMEA is saying it will pay by Wednesday
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Posted in RMG | 21 Comments »

Hypocrisy without end or shame

August 2, 2014
Kayes Ahmed
Hypocrisy without end or shame

Sunday July 20th, I woke up to shrill and urgent screaming by the American media, two American/Israeli soldiers have been killed in the Gaza fighting by Hamas. Max Steinberg 24, and Nissim Sean Carmeli 21
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Posted in International | 26 Comments »

Let them eat cake! Still?

April 23, 2014
Kayes Ahmed
Let them eat cake! Still?

Qu’ils mangent de la brioche“, (let them eat Cake) or Let them eat brioche (bread with eggs and flour, hence cake) has been attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette
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Posted in RMG | 5 Comments »

Zawahiri, Hifazat and our strange response

February 19, 2014
Kayes Ahmed
Zawahiri, Hifazat and our strange response

So, it has finally arrived! It was a chilly day yesterday in Colorado and it got chillier as I was sitting there listening to an audiocast purported to be from Ayman Al-Zawahiri
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Posted in Religious Extremism | 7 Comments »

Pox on both your houses!

January 30, 2014
Kayes Ahmed
Pox on both your houses!

There was a time when an outbreak of small pox could and would wipe out a family, a neighbourhood or an entire village.
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Economy, Politics | 7 Comments »

List from Hell, we are on it!

January 4, 2014
Kayes Ahmed
List from Hell, we are on it!

Happy New Year; you are damned! I am looking out onto the beautiful town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, apparently the best small town in the world. I was still recovering from the merry making
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Economy, Politics | 23 Comments »

Dance for joy or cut my throat!

November 23, 2013
Kayes Ahmed
Dance for joy or cut my throat!

I have been travelling for work all over Europe for the last month or so. I ended up in London just in time for a wedding reception.
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Achievement, Economy, Politics | 16 Comments »

You help me, I help you!

September 7, 2013
Kayes Ahmed
You help me, I help you!

I have two really dear Chinese businessmen friends. They are actually from Hong Kong and given half a chance they will remind you of the fact.
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Posted in Corruption | 25 Comments »

Bangladeshi Taka, Pakistani Rupee: Paths taken and not to be taken

August 26, 2013
Kayes Ahmed
Bangladeshi Taka, Pakistani Rupee: Paths taken and not to be taken

The summer of my discontent is almost over. Loss of a dear friend, the near civil war in Egypt and the real possibility
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, RMG, Religion, Religious Extremism, Shahbagh Movement, Terrorism, Women's Rights | 12 Comments »

Obama sticks it to Bangladesh

June 28, 2013
Kayes Ahmed
Obama sticks it to Bangladesh

I have been in a summer torpor this year, which is not very usual for me. But just as I was getting ready to surrender to the torpor, President Obama decided to stick it to Bangladesh.
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Posted in RMG | 32 Comments »

Hifazat “R” Us

May 28, 2013
Kayes Ahmed
Hifazat “R” Us

“These Hifazatis are Sylhetois, Noakahila and Chittagongians” thundered my friend Bablu from Los Angeles in one of his episodic Facebook posts which are typically
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Posted in Democracy, RMG, Religious Extremism, Women's Rights | 18 Comments »

Profit terrorists must be defeated

May 2, 2013
Kayes Ahmed
Profit terrorists must be defeated

As is my habit every morning when I wake up, I quickly look at the online version of The Wall Street Journal. I stumble around at that time as it was about
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Posted in Disaster, Economy, Poverty, RMG | 12 Comments »

Dig two graves

April 3, 2013
Kayes Ahmed
Dig two graves

“He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves: one for his enemy and one for himself” That is what an old Chinese proverb says. After years of wandering about the world, going through the war of independence during my youth back in 1971, living and nearly dying in a chaotic post-independence Dhaka, living in...
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics, Religious Extremism, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 11 Comments »

Proto Jihadists, please leave the scene!

January 28, 2013
Kayes Ahmed
Proto Jihadists, please leave the scene!

Much has been said about Nafis and his failed ‘Jihadist’ attempt. The update is they are trying to figure whether to try Nafis in regular criminal court or under the silly Terrorist legal system a la Guantanamo!
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Posted in Terrorism | 31 Comments »

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