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 »

Don’t kill the Golden Goose

January 9, 2013
Kayes Ahmed
Don’t kill the Golden Goose

Here is a question. If there was a nuclear war what will survive the blast, the radiation and all the other nastiness? Well there is the cockroach and its various genetic allies.
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Posted in RMG | 15 Comments »

Murders so foul that the sky bleeds in pain

December 26, 2012
Kayes Ahmed
Murders so foul that the sky bleeds in pain

No I am not talking about the killings of 20 innocent children and six adults in Newtown, CT. We know the perpetrator of that evil act and we also know that it was a case of madness and a gun culture gone out of control.
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Posted in International, Religious Extremism | 17 Comments »

Fire deaths: The world that does not want to change

November 30, 2012
Kayes Ahmed
Fire deaths: The world that does not want to change

“The fire caused the deaths of 146 garment workers, who died from the fire, smoke inhalation, or falling or jumping to their deaths”. 
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Posted in Disaster, RMG | 13 Comments »

Private sins, public punishments

November 21, 2012
Kayes Ahmed
Private sins, public punishments

A four-star general falls from grace. The American media is buzzing with “The Petraeus Affair” (as this latest sex scandal is dubbed). The empty-headed Talking Heads are breathlessly talking about what a horrible scandal it is
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Posted in International, Lifestyle, Politics | 9 Comments »

Obama and the new era of smallness

November 5, 2012
Kayes Ahmed
Obama and the new era of smallness

It is Monday, the day before the US election and I am feeling a little taste of bitterness in my mouth. It is coming from the knowledge that I have no choice in this election.
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Posted in US Election 2012 | 8 Comments »

Memsahibs of Dhaka — redux

September 9, 2012
Kayes Ahmed
Memsahibs of Dhaka — redux

It was like sticking my head into a beehive or a blender. The result was a beaten down head, intellect and the sense of certainty. But, that is the purpose of any inquiry.
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Posted in Law and Justice, Lifestyle | 30 Comments »

Memsahibs of Dhaka 2012

August 28, 2012
Kayes Ahmed
<em>Memsahibs</em> of Dhaka 2012

“The thing is my driver will go for Eid vacation from 15th august to 25th august. Without him i’m completely immobile and
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Posted in Women's Rights | 77 Comments »

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