Frank Domenico Cipriani

Just jump

September 12, 2012
Just jump

I was standing on the high promenade at the Sandy Hook, NJ lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. In our tour group, I observed a tall, pale teenager, clearly “too cool” for a family outing. Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

The year of the thieves, the moment of despair

September 11, 2012
The year of the thieves, the moment of despair

My friend the journalist/Editor, who is very well known for his many exploits, probably had it right when he said that, “corruption doesn’t matter in Bangladesh. As long as things can be done, it will be acceptable. Read more »

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Israfil Khosru

An unlikely guest

September 10, 2012
An unlikely guest

On the 10th of August, the former president of Bangladesh and chief of Jatiya Party H. M. Ershad went on a week-long visit to India responding to an invitation from its prime minister. Read more »

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Kayes Ahmed

Memsahibs of Dhaka — redux

September 9, 2012
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. Read more »

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Jyoti Omi Chowdhury

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

September 8, 2012
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 Read more »

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Hasan Zillur Rahim

On happiness

September 5, 2012
On happiness

Everyone wants to be happy but few attain it. One reason is that many of us mistake success for happiness. Read more »

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M A Taslim

Grameen Bank policy and time inconsistency

September 3, 2012
Grameen Bank policy and time inconsistency

It is now abundantly clear that the government is determinedly progressing toward assuming effective control of the affairs of Grameen Bank. Despite the fact that about 97 percent of the paid-up capital of Grameen Bank is subscribed by its borrowers Read more »

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Wasi Ahmed

Dhaka: The city wronged

September 1, 2012
Dhaka: The city wronged

Is it scandalous for the Dhaka dwellers to learn that they live in the most unliveable place on the planet? Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Why this hulla gulla about Yunus again?

August 30, 2012
Why this <em>hulla gulla</em> about Yunus again?

The Yunus affair is back on the table once more with venom. Given that Yunus is no longer the MD of Grameen Bank this seems like a touch of overdoing unless there are other matters involved. Read more »

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