Elisa T. Bertuzzo

The struggle for recognition

April 30, 2012
The struggle for recognition

With demolition of a further part of Karail slum — announced for the 2nd of May — little makes one think that its inhabitants would not believe in a future. Read more »

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M A Taslim

Off the mark: This is how you run the economy

May 1, 2012
Off the mark: This is how you run the economy

The Finance Minster (FM) often says things that surprise the economics profession. Perhaps that is only because they are paying attention to the wrong things. When the FM speaks to the local media or even to his parliamentary colleagues he is essentially talking politics. Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

But why do we all have to suffer?

April 29, 2012
But why do we all have to suffer?

So BNP is going to continue hartals till Ilias Ali is produced. What kind of cynicism is this that forces people to suffer on party to party issues that has nothing to do with them? Read more »

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Irfan Chowdhury

What’s in an accent?

April 26, 2012
What’s in an accent?

Those of you live in North America and in the United Kingdom are perhaps most familiar with varying accents with which English is spoken, where the same words are pronounced in different ways, making them almost unfathomable to unexposed ears. Read more »

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Bernd Debusmann

The arms race for human rights

June 15, 2012
The arms race for human rights

Profits from arms deals tend to trump human rights. The United Nations Security Council, whose five veto-wielding permanent members count among the world’s biggest arms dealers Read more »

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Rumi Ahmed

Alien invasion of Bangladesh

April 24, 2012
Alien invasion of Bangladesh

Over the last few years, mysterious things started happening in Bangladesh. In absence of any earthly explanation of those incidents, informed people of Bangladesh are seriously concerned that the country is at the receiving end of an alien invasion. Read more »

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Matiur Rahman

Politicised approval of new banks: The BB in focus

April 23, 2012
Politicised approval of new banks: The BB in focus

The pivotal role of the banking sector in an economy is well-recognised. Commercial banks play multi-faceted roles in contributing to economic growth, employment and overall well-being of people. Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Suranjit returns, Ilias disappears, Shahara promises…

April 22, 2012
Suranjit returns, Ilias disappears, Shahara promises…

The disappearance of Ilias Ali is bad news. What is worse is that it also smells of many other putrid things. The car of the BNP organising secretary was found abandoned on a busy city road and not just the passenger but the driver too have gone missing. Read more »

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Nazrul Islam

Suranjit’s unconventional “feat”

April 19, 2012
Suranjit’s unconventional “feat”

“Suranjit resigns”, the title compelled me to go through the details of the phenomenon I was barely updated of. The media holocaust has offered me the experience once again what I call ‘the paroxysmal outburst of emotion’ i.e. adequate lack of ethical and social judgment. Read more »

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