Irfan Chowdhury

Democracy and development

April 2, 2014
Democracy and development

In a few days India goes to the polls. Geopolitics and related interests aside the sheer number of its prospective voters, over 800 million set to choose Read more »

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A. Rahman

Climate change and Bangladesh

April 1, 2014
Climate change and Bangladesh

The latest report (published only today, 31 March 2014) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the UN Environment Programme Read more »

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Iftekhar Hossain

Set the Tigers free

March 30, 2014
Set the Tigers free

My school was West End High School; one of the older schools in Dhaka. It was located right on the border line of the Old and the New Dhaka. Read more »

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Anatole Kaletsky

Forget the drama: A solution for Crimea

March 29, 2014
Forget the drama: A solution for Crimea

President Vladimir Putin has disastrously miscalculated and Russia now faces deeper isolation, tougher sanctions and greater economic hardship Read more »

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Amulya Ganguli

Modi: Worrying signs of a one-man show

March 27, 2014
Modi: Worrying signs of a one-man show

What has been feared about Narendra Modi is proving to be true. The rough-and-ready manner in which he has been imposing Read more »

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Ishrat Firdousi

Death of a musician: Remembering Altaf Mahmud

March 26, 2014
Death of a musician: Remembering Altaf Mahmud

I have been interviewing people from all walks of life on their experiences of  1971 for nearly two decades. Read more »

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Kazi Ahad Kader

The blood of our fathers

March 26, 2014
The blood of our fathers

The history of Bangladesh is sometimes portrayed as epic by description, and sometimes simply categorised as one of the many civil war Read more »

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M. Sophia Newman

Let them confess

March 25, 2014
Let them confess

When the prisoner died, the police couldn’t explain why. He was Bantu Stephen Biko, a black South African, and it was 1977, when apartheid was in full swing. Read more »

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Frank Domenico Cipriani

Listening to al-Qaeda

March 24, 2014
Listening to al-Qaeda

Recently, a 21-year-old boy, a textile engineering student in Bangladesh, was arrested for circulating a message from al-Qaeda. Read more »

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