Poverty

India’s parliament disrupted by Mother Teresa remarks

February 27, 2015
Reuters
India’s parliament disrupted by Mother Teresa remarks

India’s upper house of parliament was briefly adjourned on Thursday
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Posted in India, Parliament, Politics, Poverty, Religion | 3 Comments »

Is poverty a barrier to democratisation?

October 1, 2014
Nadia Choudhury
Is poverty a barrier to democratisation?

Does poverty keep people from engaging in political participation and in their democratic rights such as voting because the poorest people are only concerned about surviving?
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Posted in Democracy, Poverty | 2 Comments »

Diamonds and social progress

June 18, 2014
Adnan Morshed
Diamonds and social progress

I was waiting for my luggage at the baggage claim of Dhaka international airport. Airports are a suitable place to examine a country’s new trends
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Posted in Economy, Poverty | 9 Comments »

Fiddling while Rome burns: The ethical cost of living the high life

June 13, 2014
Rainer Ebert
Fiddling while Rome burns: The ethical cost of living the high life

On April 24 last year, more than 1,100 people lost their lives in the rubble of Rana Plaza. The tragedy made headlines around the globe
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Posted in Poverty | 7 Comments »

Eradicating extreme poverty: Yes, it can be done!

June 1, 2014
Julian Francis
Eradicating extreme poverty: Yes, it can be done!

The day before ‘Victory Day’ in 1971, on December 15th, I attended a Bangladesh Government meeting in Calcutta on behalf of Oxfam to discuss
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Posted in Development, Poverty, Uncategorized | No Comments »

In defence of Sohel’s dream

February 10, 2014
Iftekhar Hossain
In defence of Sohel’s dream

These days Yusuf, alias Sohel, must be the most unlucky person in the country. He was born to a poor family in a remote village in the South of Bangladesh.
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Posted in Crime, Economy, Poverty | 13 Comments »

Participatory art, poorly conceptualised

September 20, 2013
Elisa T. Bertuzzo
Participatory art, poorly conceptualised

Whoever was walking along Gulshan-Mohakhali Road on last Friday afternoon was compelled to step down the footpath or change roadside
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Posted in Poverty, RMG | 6 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 »

Poverty in the time of economic growth

July 27, 2013
Irfan Chowdhury
Poverty in the time of economic growth

Development is often used as a buzz word by politicians, leaders, philanthropists, businesses and multinational conglomerates to showcase achievement.
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Posted in Development, Economy, Poverty | 3 Comments »

1974 famine in Bangladesh: Economic context and myths

June 18, 2013
Rabiul H. Zaki
1974 famine in Bangladesh: Economic context and myths

A lot of people in Bangladesh still vividly recall the 1974 famine with great sadness and often with despair. It brought untold miseries to millions and resulted in deaths of many
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Posted in Agriculture, Disaster, Human Rights, Poverty | 7 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 »

Bangladesh needs strong unions, not outside pressure

May 1, 2013
Fazle Hasan Abed
Bangladesh needs strong unions, not outside pressure

Bangladesh, my country, is again in tears. Last week in Savar, a suburb of Dhaka, the capital, a poorly constructed
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Posted in Economy, Poverty, RMG | 8 Comments »

Rana becomes scapegoat while the rest get off!

April 30, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Rana becomes scapegoat while the rest get off!

Sohel Rana, the owner of Rana Plaza has been arrested and we are all cheering the news. It happened the day a young female garments worker, Shahina, perished in fire
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Posted in Politics, Poverty, RMG | 22 Comments »

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