Meer Ahsan Habib

Nod to black money but for whom

July 10, 2012
Nod to black money but for whom

Black is defined as non-existence of colour while white is the opposite, combination of all colours. So, psychologically, white is supposed to be more desirable than black. Read more »

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Kayes Ahmed

Yes we are corrupt; live with it!

July 9, 2012
Yes we are corrupt; live with it!

The Padma River Bridge funding debacle has taken place… and… um… to no one’s great surprise! OK, the ministers and the officialdom are surprised, shocked and dismayed! The bellyaching has begun in earnest. Read more »

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Frank Domenico Cipriani

Dear Madam Prime Minister…

July 8, 2012
Dear Madam Prime Minister…

I have often written about my fantasy of having a hotline to your Prime Minister, and being able to give my opinion any time I choose. Read more »

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Rainer Ebert

Young Bangladeshis more conservative than their elders, survey finds

July 5, 2012
Young Bangladeshis more conservative than their elders, survey finds

Many of my Bangladeshi friends and relatives frenetically deny that their compatriots have sex before marriage. Amusingly, about as many unmarried friends in Bangladesh tell me that they are sexually active. Read more »

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Rubana Huq

The Blame Bank

July 4, 2012
The Blame Bank

Adam started the blame agenda. In fact, he started the double-inclusive blame game when he responded to God:

“The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. Read more »

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Michael Maiello

Colorado killing: Terror born from rage

July 22, 2012
Colorado killing: Terror born from rage

Thus far, nothing of reliable note has been revealed about the motives of James Holmes, the arrested suspect behind the Dark Night Massacre, where a dozen people were murdered and others injured at an after-midnight premiere of the latest Batman movie. Read more »

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John Lloyd

Unintelligent, but constitutionally protected

September 26, 2012
Unintelligent, but constitutionally protected

There’s some shuffling of feet going on in Western governments, about this whole freedom of speech and the press thing that democracies are pledged to defend. Read more »

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Frank Domenico Cipriani

Germany borrows an ugly chapter from its history

July 18, 2012
Germany borrows an ugly chapter from its history

Where to start? How many topics can a body cover in a single week? My nation has been afflicted with the worst droughts in my lifetime, even though here in New Jersey the rain is falling in sheets. Read more »

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Wasi Ahmed

Padma credit line gone: Not the end of the world

July 4, 2012
Padma credit line gone: Not the end of the world

The World Bank’s (WB) scrapping of its credit line for the Padma multipurpose bridge — the country’s largest infrastructure project is bad news, though it was not totally unexpected as some people tend to make others believe so. Read more »

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