M Niaz Asadullah and Zaki Wahhaj

A beacon of hope for child rights

October 12, 2014
A beacon of hope for child rights

In a celebration of the rights of children, the 2014 Nobel Prize for Peace has been awarded to Malala Yousafzai, shot by the Taliban Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Malala, Kailash and the Nobel politics

October 11, 2014
Malala, Kailash and the Nobel politics

Congratulations to Malala Yusafzai and Kailash Satyarthi on being chosen as the Nobel Peace prize winners for 2014. Read more »

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Mahmudur Rahman Choudhury

What is literacy teaching us?

October 9, 2014
What is literacy teaching us?

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) in its Bangladesh Literacy Survey — 2011 figures published in June 2014 — states that 57.70 percent of the country’s population aged 15 and over is literate. Read more »

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A. Rahman

What happened to ‘freedom of speech’?

October 7, 2014
What happened to ‘freedom of speech’?

The chorus of condemnation of Minister for Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Abdul Latif Siddique for raising some pertinent questions regarding the Hajj Read more »

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M A Taslim

A quiet transition

October 5, 2014
A quiet transition



During the early phases of economic development most people in a country find employment in agricultural and related activities. Read more »

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Nadia Choudhury

Is poverty a barrier to democratisation?

October 1, 2014
Is poverty a barrier to democratisation?

Does poverty keep people from engaging in political participation and in their democratic rights such as voting because the poorest people are only concerned about surviving?
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Shudha Chowdhury

‘Fairly’ beautiful

September 30, 2014
‘Fairly’ beautiful

The word fair is defined in Webster dictionary as “not dark.” However, this word has so much more of a connotation than just that when it comes into the South Asian perspective.

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Afsan Chowdhury

Fake FF certificates: Our legacy or our shame?

September 27, 2014
Fake FF certificates: Our legacy or our shame?

The case of the certificate-faking Secretaries is a source of shame and rage for many. These officials managed to get certificates, one is not sure when, and used it to gain benefits. Read more »

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M. Sophia Newman

What we need to do to survive

September 26, 2014
What we need to do to survive

This weekend, I stood at the corner of 65th and Broadway in New York City and I thought of Marium. The occasion was the People’s Climate March Read more »

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