Bina D'Costa

My Christmas message to you all

December 25, 2011
My Christmas message to you all

Merry Christmas, dear reader. Wherever you are, whichever faith you hold, or even if you do not believe in divinity, on this Christmas I wish you happy holidays. I hope you are enjoying a special time with your loved ones. Read more »

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Frank Domenico Cipriani

2011: Events that shaped Bangladesh

December 30, 2011
2011: Events that shaped Bangladesh

Traditionally, the start of the new calendar year means a list of superlatives, including “the best”, “the sexiest”, “the richest” and a host of other, often meaningless lists designed to remind us of all that has transpired in the last 12 months. Read more »

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Frank Domenico Cipriani

Happy Birthday to us!

December 21, 2011
Happy Birthday to us!

Life goes on, and on December 23, I’ll be another year older. This time of year, for my family, is one of many celebrations. In fact, we have three birthdays in five days, followed by Christmas Eve, and a day of travel and visiting on Christmas Day.

Hopefully, for many years to come, I will be celebrating yet another birthday, that of this wonderful news outlet. Read more »

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Ian Bremmer

Fallout is just beginning in North Korea

December 23, 2011
Fallout is just beginning in North Korea

There are many surprising things about Kim Jong-il’s sudden death, not the least of which is that it took two days for the rest of the world to hear about it. Yet most surprising is the sanguine reaction of the global and especially the Asian markets. On Monday, or actually Sunday as we now know, the world woke up to its first leaderless nuclear power. Read more »

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M A Taslim

Printing money and inflation tax

December 18, 2011
Printing money and inflation tax

When the ordinary people of the country are reeling under a relentless yoke of a double digit inflation rate, the finance minister has famously said: “I am not worried about inflation at all” (Oct 17, bdnews24.com). This has bewildered a great many people. Read more »

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Bernd Debusmann

America’s unfulfilled promise to Iraqis

December 18, 2011
America’s unfulfilled promise to Iraqis

When Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency, he spoke eloquently about America’s moral obligation to Iraqis working for US forces in their country. “We must keep faith with Iraqis who kept faith with us,” he said in a 2007 campaign speech. Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Why we need to involve Pakistanis to write a comprehensive history of 1971

December 16, 2011
Why we need to involve Pakistanis to write a comprehensive history of 1971

Forty years after 1971, there really isn’t yet a complete history of our Liberation War. There have been several attempts and more are on but these works whether they are rabidly nationalist or more objective Read more »

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Mahrukh Mohiuddin

Liberating the soul of the post-71 generation

December 16, 2011
Liberating the soul of the post-71 generation

My personal journey into internalising the spirit of 1971 (one may say it’s the cliché idea of “muktijuddher chetona”) began at a very early age – since the time when we read the stories of “Bir Sresthas” in our textbooks, and then moved on to reading books borrowed from Bishwa Shahitya Kendra program. Read more »

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Julian Francis

Recalling ‘71 days

December 16, 2011
Recalling ‘71 days

By November 1971, everyone involved in the care of Bangladeshis in the refugee camps were planning months ahead and were very worried about the effects of the winter and the toll it would take on the estimated 10 million who had left their homes in Bangladesh many months earlier. Read more »

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