Rubana Huq

The Professor vs. the Parliament?

June 5, 2012
The Professor vs. the Parliament?

We are an impatient nation; almost too eager to speak, eager to bash, eager to side with or oppose, eager on shoe slinging and of course eager on hyper-speculation. Read more »

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Irfan Chowdhury

Are we free to imagine?

June 4, 2012
Are we free to imagine?

Do you sometimes wonder what makes you happy, other than your dearest and loved ones? Being happy can have a powerful effect on individuals as well as on the wider nation. Read more »

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Rumi Ahmed

Halal novel

June 3, 2012
<em>Halal</em> novel

The Attorney General and the High Court are in agreement that a recent novel, Deyal, being written by popular novelist and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed contains some historical inaccuracies that should not be read by the people of the country. Read more »

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Kayes Ahmed

alif for Allah, bay for Bondook!

June 2, 2012
alif for Allah, bay for Bondook!

A few days ago, I was watching PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) Newshour broadcast. Those of you who are not familiar with PBS in America, it is like the old BBC before the days of privatisation fervour. Read more »

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Ahmed Shafee

“Your Honour” and mine

May 31, 2012
“Your Honour” and mine

Humayun Ahmed has been advised by the High Court to follow actual history in writing his new historical novel. Apparently that sounds logical. Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Viva Nishat, viva Wasfia!

May 26, 2012
Viva Nishat, viva Wasfia!

How many countries in the world can claim that two of their daughters separately conquered the Everest within a span of a single week? None. But Nishat Majumder and Wasfia Nazreen did it. Read more »

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Frank Domenico Cipriani

Touching the Heavens

May 27, 2012
Touching the Heavens

I felt her spirit. Perhaps she chose to visit me because many of her more intimate friends did not believe in the concept of the soul, and would have dismissed the feeling as mere sentiment. Perhaps too, Read more »

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Tanim Ahmed

Remembering Professor Muzaffer Ahmad

May 28, 2012
Remembering Professor Muzaffer Ahmad

Half a dozen MBA students watched apprehensively as the elderly professor wrote on the black-board. There were seven questions. It was the final of ‘Markets and Governance’ in 2001. Read more »

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Rubana Huq

Who dunnit? Or, what dunnit?

May 30, 2012
Who dunnit? Or, what dunnit?

A couple of journalists along with a few other staff of www.bdnews24.com were attacked. Who dunnit? Dunno. Read more »

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