Will Mamata’s anti-bandh credo rub off on hartal-weary Bangladesh?

August 19, 2011
S. N. M. Abdi
Will Mamata’s anti-bandh credo rub off on hartal-weary Bangladesh?

Mamata Banerjee’ two-day visit to Dhaka presents Bangladeshis with a golden opportunity to pick her brains about hartals, or bandhs. Mamata considers strikes such a bane that she plans to ban them.
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Sonia Gandhi’s angst – and mine!

August 12, 2011
S. N. M. Abdi
Sonia Gandhi’s angst – and mine!

There is a smart cookie in Shiekh Hasina’s office; most probably a woman because women are usually smarter than men. A single word – angst – in Hasina’s get-well-soon official message to Sonia Gandhi was a dead giveaway!
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