Saeed Naqvi

Caliphate opposed to Shia apostasy and, eventually to Sunni monarchies

July 13, 2014
Caliphate opposed to Shia apostasy and, eventually to Sunni monarchies

The expanding Shia-Sunni conflict in the Muslim world is exposing vast gaps in popular understanding of the schism.

For example when Zine El Abedine Ben Ali, the Tunisian strongman was ousted, people thought a Shia dictator had fallen Read more »

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Md. Rizwanul Islam

The Shakib saga and some other issues

July 12, 2014
The Shakib saga and some other issues

On the very few occasions, I have ventured to write an op-ed, I cannot recollect when has been the last time (if at all ever) I wrote a piece Read more »

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Ishrat Firdousi

Dey, dey!

July 10, 2014
Dey, dey!

Blitzkrieg. Lightning war. It was invented by the Germans after WWI. The attacking force forces a breakthrough into enemy defence with a series of short Read more »

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Naaz Fahmida

It is all personal

July 8, 2014
It is all personal

This is a tale of an apparent love triangle. Just like a dejected lover going off the railings, the protagonist parties involved have also become derailed, and turned rather into anti-heroes Read more »

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Mariha Islam

Shakib again

July 7, 2014
Shakib again

Shakib Al Hasan is a man with two completely different sides to his character. One is loved immensely for what he has done for his country Read more »

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Nicholas Wapshott

US power: Waging cold wars without end

July 5, 2014
US power: Waging cold wars without end

Suddenly, it seems, the world is at war.

In Iraq, armed and angry militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Read more »

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Ishrat Firdousi

World Cup wonders

July 3, 2014
World Cup wonders

He:    There was no dope test in ancient Greece.

She: ¬† How do you know? Were you there in BCE? Read more »

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Anu Muhammad

(CCC or) Corruption, Commission and the Company men

July 2, 2014
(CCC or) Corruption, Commission and the Company men

The present government has become more aggressive than its earlier tenure in signing finalizing implementing big projects in energy and power sector Read more »

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M Niaz Asadullah

Will India’s social development stagnate under Modi?

July 1, 2014
Will India’s social development stagnate under Modi?

India under Modi faces a difficult development agenda. Despite significant economic growth from 1990 to 2010, progress on key Read more »

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