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LOOKING EAST

October 19, 2014
Subir Bhaumik
LOOKING EAST

Terror is like crops. It needs the right environment to thrive. Rarely has it grown without support from corridors of power, specially in South Asia.
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Of honours from foreign states

February 2, 2013
Anatul Fateh
Of honours from foreign states

On 26 January 2013 the news broke that the Government of India had selected Jharna Dhara Chowdhury for the Padma Shri
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Posted in Achievement, Foreign Affairs, Legal, Uncategorized | 10 Comments »

Fighting our wars in peace: In search of a ‘just’ war

September 8, 2012
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
Fighting our wars in peace: In search of a ‘just’ war

War and religion have always had an intricate and complicated relationship: war has historically been an instrument to progress ideology, acquire resources and exercise power
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Posted in Foreign Affairs, War and conflict | No 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 »

Towards better corporate governance of family businesses

April 21, 2012
Anant Goenka
Towards better corporate governance of family businesses

It is important to first understand a little about the history of business in India, as that has impacted our family business evolution.
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Posted in Economy, Foreign Affairs, Trade | 1 Comment »

A ‘great win’ for Bangladesh

April 8, 2012
Moin Ghani
A ‘great win’ for Bangladesh

The day I started writing this article Bangladesh achieved a great win by defeating its bigger neighbour, India, by five wickets in a cricket match at the Mirpur Cricket Stadium, Dhaka. However, two days earlier, on 14 March 2012, Bangladesh achieved a greater win
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Posted in Foreign Affairs | 8 Comments »

Happy spring, Bangladesh

April 4, 2012
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Happy spring, Bangladesh

Happy Spring! This weekend, members of my family were dedicating that precious commodity of time, that which is so lacking in all of our lives, and we took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to plant our garden.
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Posted in Economy, Foreign Affairs | 2 Comments »

What’s up with us Westerners?

February 5, 2012
Frank Domenico Cipriani
What’s up with us Westerners?

“Man, they rebuked me in Bangladesh!” I was sitting in the kitchen at the school where I am an instructor. I was reading to my colleagues from the many comments I had received for my last piece of writing.
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Posted in Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Lifestyle, Media | 25 Comments »

Tongue-in-cheek approach to transit

February 3, 2012
MK Aaref
Tongue-in-cheek approach to transit

The ‘kind’ (mamata) chief minister of West Bengal has decided recently that she is not in favour of solving the enclave situation. She already showed the audacity to snub the PM of India by ‘sabotaging’ the Teesta water treaty.
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Posted in Foreign Affairs, Politics, Public Policy | 5 Comments »

Pyramids, “idolatry” and the Salafis

January 27, 2012
Kayes Ahmed
Pyramids, “idolatry” and the Salafis

Back in the Middle Ages, AKA, 1987, I had my first glimpse of the pyramids. The pyramids of Giza took my breath away, literally. This was after I have been through the Valley of the Kings and the Luxor ruins and um, the lightshows! Nothing came close to the pyramids of Giza.
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Posted in Foreign Affairs, International, Religion | 14 Comments »

In 2011, the revolution was tweeted

January 2, 2012
Chrystia Freeland
In 2011, the revolution was tweeted

2011 was a good year for protest and a bad year for government. 2012 will be a good year for both if our political leaders can figure out the connection.
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Posted in Democracy, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, International, Media, Technology | 1 Comment »

“Occupy Wall Street” goes global

October 17, 2011
Hasan Zillur Rahim
“Occupy Wall Street” goes global

What began as a tentative protest on September 17 in the financial district of New York by a handful of protesters has turned into a global uprising against corporate greed and corruption. It’s about time.
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Posted in Economy, Finance, Foreign Affairs, International | 2 Comments »

Uncharted trajectory of Indo-Bangladesh diplomacy?

October 14, 2011
Matiur Rahman
Uncharted trajectory of Indo-Bangladesh diplomacy?

Bangladesh is a delta country of over 700 rivers sharing 54 of them with India. India is on the upstream of these 54 rivers and Bangladesh is on their downstream. Rivers that run through multiple countries are considered as global water resources with unimpeded or at least equal access to all the countries that...
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Posted in Development, Foreign Affairs, Politics | 6 Comments »

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