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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Frank Domenico Cipriani

AL vs. BNP, and the setting of an impotent sun

December 13, 2011
AL vs. BNP, and the setting of an impotent sun

The sun is beaming through the window as I sit, a block from the beach, composing this article.

I remember my college days, when my friends from warmer climes, freshmen abroad for the first time, would marvel at the weather here in the New York/ New Jersey area. Read more »

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