1971

Delhi can do better

January 27, 2015
Subir Bhaumik
Delhi can do better

Bangladesh celebrated its Bijay Diwas (Victory Day) on December 16
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Posted in 1971, Culture, Entertainment, Festival, History | 4 Comments »

When soldiers occupy their own countries

January 25, 2015
Syed Badrul Ahsan
When soldiers occupy their own countries

The army-picked parliament in Thailand has impeached deposed prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
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Posted in 1971, Army, Democracy, Politics, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

December 16 : Not learning the lessons from Pakistan

December 16, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
December 16 : Not learning the lessons from Pakistan

It’s a curious situation when the moment of our greatest victory also signals
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Posted in 1971 | 9 Comments »

Pakistan’s Bangladesh problem

December 14, 2014
Syed Badrul Ahsan
Pakistan’s Bangladesh problem

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has recently revealed
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Posted in 1971, History | 13 Comments »

The Gorky of 1970

November 12, 2014
Anis Chowdhury
The Gorky of 1970

November 12, 1970, the night the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded,
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Posted in 1971, Disaster, History | 1 Comment »

The Great Bhola Cyclone

November 12, 2014
Julian Francis
The Great Bhola Cyclone

Today is the anniversary of the cyclone of 1970 which took the lives of at least 500,000 people
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Posted in 1971, Disaster, History | 4 Comments »

Remembering the fallen

November 3, 2014
Julian Francis
Remembering the fallen

“Why on earth are you wearing an artificial red flower on your shirt?”, someone asked me
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Posted in 1971 | 3 Comments »

Fake FF certificates: Our legacy or our shame?

September 27, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
Fake FF certificates: Our legacy or our shame?

The case of the certificate-faking Secretaries is a source of shame and rage for many. These officials managed to get certificates, one is not sure when, and used it to gain benefits.
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Posted in 1971, Corruption | 9 Comments »

It’s not about Sayedee’s trial, but AL’s supremacy

September 17, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
It’s not about Sayedee’s trial, but AL’s supremacy

The reduced sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee has come as a shock to many. Many even feel that he has been allowed to go ‘free’
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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 12 Comments »

Denial of history

September 13, 2014
Hammad Ali
Denial of history

Even at a relatively young age, there were two things that always bothered me about the people of Bangladesh. First of all, there does not seem to be a clear
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Posted in 1971, History | 14 Comments »

What did Sheikh Mujib say on March 7?

September 7, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
What did Sheikh Mujib say on March 7?

The controversy around Air Vice Marshal A K Khandaker’s book is largely limited to what is said on page 32
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Posted in 1971, Politics | 10 Comments »

War up close

August 3, 2014
Ishrat Firdousi
War up close

Lt Col M Nazrul Islam Bhuiyan, Bir Protik, psc (Retd), was a 19 year old university student in 1971. This narrative was gleaned from his account in Ishrat Firdousi’s book The Year That Was.
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Boom!

July 22, 2014
Ishrat Firdousi
Boom!

In 1971, Syed Mahbub Ali was a 20-year-old student and jobholder who lived in Dhaka city. This is his story of the war year.
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Just as red

June 17, 2014
Hammad Ali
Just as red

It was last Saturday afternoon when I first started hearing some reports of unrest in the Mirpur area the night before. Apparently, there was some conflict between the local people
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Posted in 1971, Crime, Human Rights | 14 Comments »

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