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Fair and dubious

September 29, 2013
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
Fair and dubious

I love coming to Bangladesh. After going through the long lines at the airport and the chaos at the luggage claim, I feel a sense of attachment that only a country you grew up in can provide
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Posted in Lifestyle, Women's Rights | 26 Comments »

Oishee: The innocent killer?

August 19, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Oishee: The innocent killer?

The gruesome murder of Oishee’s parents in which Oishee was allegedly involved has shocked us all. It is not just another murder, nor even of the double murder
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Posted in Health, Law and Justice, Lifestyle, Social Issues, Uncategorized | 45 Comments »

Eid now, Eid then

August 20, 2012
Rumi Ahmed
Eid now, Eid then

My town’s major Islamic society, which in fact is a conglomerate of about a dozen masjids and a couple of Islamic schools, had it in their website since June of this year.
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Posted in Lifestyle, Religion | 8 Comments »

The right to be penniless

August 8, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
The right to be penniless

I remember watching the birth of a calf. Two hooves came first. The cow was standing, its tail raised and contorted.
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Posted in Lifestyle, Poverty | 18 Comments »

It’s all about lungi

April 22, 2013
MK Aaref
It’s all about <em>lungi</em>

We were preoccupied with the future of our country. The media was awash with the news of demonstrations between the fundamentalist right and the secular forces.
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Posted in Custom, Lifestyle | 10 Comments »

Not Bengali, but love lungi

April 18, 2013
Andrew Eagle
Not Bengali, but love lungi

My grandmother’s house in rural Australia was like a train station.  The screen door, unlocked in the early days, was a wasted effort in that it could hardly keep the summer flies out from all the people coming in and going out.
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Posted in Culture, Human Rights, Lifestyle | 14 Comments »

Of worship and fandom

February 4, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Of worship and fandom

Age is like a superstorm, and life is a floodplain. Here on the Jersey shore, the grounded boats, the boardwalks that look like torn stitching invoke nostalgia. We really didn’t have any idea how nice everything was until it was gone.
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Posted in Lifestyle, Religion, Sport | 12 Comments »

Peace versus happiness

January 24, 2013
Mo Chaudhury
Peace versus happiness

The state of our life at any given point in time is defined in two spaces, the multidimensional state of physicality we are in and the multidimensional state of our mental being.
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Posted in Lifestyle | 5 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 »

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 »

On happiness

September 5, 2012
Hasan Zillur Rahim
On happiness

Everyone wants to be happy but few attain it. One reason is that many of us mistake success for happiness.
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Posted in Lifestyle | 1 Comment »

Dhaka: The city wronged

September 1, 2012
Wasi Ahmed
Dhaka: The city wronged

Is it scandalous for the Dhaka dwellers to learn that they live in the most unliveable place on the planet?
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Posted in Lifestyle | 24 Comments »

Ruminating on sermons

August 16, 2012
Aly Zaker
Ruminating on sermons

I was in my village home on the night of Shab-e-Barat. This is a very important night for the Muslims of this sub-continent. I was once told by an Arab friend that there was no such thing as Lailatul Barat observed in any part of the Arab world.
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Posted in Lifestyle, Religion | 18 Comments »

Only lefties do it right!

August 12, 2012
Julian Francis
Only lefties do it right!

August 13th, which is International Lefthanders Day, was first observed in 1976. As its name suggests, it is meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing lefthanders in a predominantly right-handed world.
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Posted in Health, Lifestyle | 9 Comments »

Remembering Roja: A devout festive nation

July 29, 2012
Rumi Ahmed
Remembering Roja: A devout festive nation

The last time I was in Bangladesh during roja, it was 1995. It has been 17 years since; I’ve regularly visited Bangladesh, but never during roja. Over the last 12 years, in this ‘bidesh bibhui’, ‘roja’ has been replaced by ‘ramadan’.
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Posted in Lifestyle, Religion | 18 Comments »

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