M A Taslim

Tariffs and consumer welfare

April 25, 2014
Tariffs and consumer welfare

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) abruptly raised import duties on sugar on 6 April 2014. Currently import duties on sugar are in the form of specific duties and advance trade VAT. Read more »

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Kayes Ahmed

Let them eat cake! Still?

April 23, 2014
Let them eat cake! Still?

Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”, (let them eat Cake) or Let them eat brioche (bread with eggs and flour, hence cake) has been attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette Read more »

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M. Sophia Newman

Mental health after Rana Plaza: One year later

April 23, 2014
Mental health after Rana Plaza: One year later

“My head is spinning,” Aklima said to me in Bangla.

It was a chilly spring day in Chicago, and Aklima was a labour activist Read more »

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Lalon Sander

Too much to die, too little to live

April 23, 2014
Too much to die, too little to live

In the wake of the Rana Plaza collapse much seems to be on the move in the Bangladeshi textile industry. In particular the workers have been Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

To Gen. Ayub Khan — Pakistani dictator and owner of Dhanmondi

April 22, 2014
To Gen. Ayub Khan — Pakistani dictator and owner of Dhanmondi

Hello Ayub Khan Sir, how is death treating you? You may have been little worried about how Bengalis may be thinking about you Read more »

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Nadia Chowdhury

Exploring Marquez with malaria: A nostalgic obituary

April 21, 2014
Exploring Marquez with malaria: A nostalgic obituary

Growing up, I loved reading the books of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. His magnum opus, 100 Years of Solitude Read more »

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Pratiti Shirin

Remembering Marquez: A personal tribute

April 20, 2014
Remembering Marquez: A personal tribute

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is no more, a writer  I became acquainted with his works quite late. Passing by Shahbagh one day Read more »

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Edward Hadas

An unreliable guide to inequality

April 20, 2014
An unreliable guide to inequality

Thomas Piketty is set to become a star. “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” – the new book from the founder of the Paris School of Economics Read more »

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Yeshim Iqbal

An incredible kind of human

April 18, 2014
An incredible kind of human

They’re all kinds. Most of them are university students, but several have full-time jobs. One makes the best tea you’ve ever tasted Read more »

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