Julian Francis

Banani, thinking aloud: Julian’s Jottings

October 21, 2014
Banani, thinking aloud: Julian’s Jottings

I have lived in Banani for the last 16½ years and since Victory Day, 1971, for a total of 23½ years in Bangladesh. Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Prof Salahuddin Ahmed: One of the finest is gone

October 19, 2014
Prof Salahuddin Ahmed: One of the finest is gone

One of the finest gentlemen who walked this earth, certainly the leading historian of our time, Prof. Salahuddin Ahmed, has passed away at the age of 93. Read more »

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Subir Bhaumik

LOOKING EAST

October 19, 2014
LOOKING EAST

Terror is like crops. It needs the right environment to thrive. Rarely has it grown without support from corridors of power, specially in South Asia. Read more »

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A. Rahman

Is Turkey going Pakistan’s way?

October 16, 2014
Is Turkey going Pakistan’s way?

The three-time prime minister of Turkey, Mr Recep Tayyip Erdogan, became the first elected president in the presidential election Read more »

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Sergey Radchenko

Why the Hong Kong protests came to nothing

October 14, 2014
Why the Hong Kong protests came to nothing

As pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong confronted police in the fumes of tear gas, the world looked on in admiration of their spirit and bravery and in fear of a possible crackdown. Read more »

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Hammad Ali

The safety satire

October 14, 2014
The safety satire

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Mr. Anwar Hasan Mizanee was woken up by the prison guard for his breakfast. It was his habit to wake up for morning prayers, Read more »

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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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