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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Ahmed Shafee

Amending balance in a high-trapeze act

September 22, 2014
Amending balance in a high-trapeze act

One of my favourite TV channels was c-SPAN, which unfortunately my cable company does not provide any more. I could watch important US Senate Committee Read more »

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A. Rahman

A misplaced ego of the West

September 21, 2014
A misplaced ego of the West

The world is heading towards a new round of confrontation — not between a brutal Middle Eastern State and the liberal West Read more »

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Edward Hadas

The economic lessons from Scotland

September 20, 2014
The economic lessons from Scotland

Adam Smith, one of the leading figures of the 18th century Scottish intellectual enlightenment, liked free markets and restrained governments. Read more »

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