Nadia Chowdhury

On Pakistani dramas and the Bangladeshi mind

August 12, 2014
On Pakistani dramas and the Bangladeshi mind

Which of my readers have heard of the TV show, “Zindagi Gulzar Hai”?

A hip new serial made in Pakistan in 2012, it became an instant hit amongst overseas South Asian communities Read more »

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M. Sophia Newman

Tuba, BGMEA and workers’ rights

August 11, 2014
Tuba, BGMEA and workers’ rights

By now, many of the 1,600 workers from Tuba Group have finally collected some unpaid wages. It took a ridiculous amount of effort for these workers to collect what was owed to them. Read more »

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A. Rahman

Bleeding Palestine

August 10, 2014
Bleeding Palestine

Palestine bleeds and bleeds again. After three days of truce, which began on Tuesday (5th August, 2014), Israel resumed aerial bombing this morning Read more »

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Kayes Ahmed

Pay, or else!

August 9, 2014
Pay, or else!

The problem is with the “Or Else” part. The political talking heads are throwing deadlines like “pay by Thursday’’, the BGMEA is saying it will pay by Wednesday Read more »

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Mausumi Mahapatro

Race and longing

August 7, 2014
Race and longing

Over a century since Kipling’s penned words, the white man’s burden, remains ceaseless and eternal, coagulated by time and ideology. Read more »

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Zeenat Khan

August 6, 1945

August 6, 2014
August 6, 1945

On August 6th, in Hiroshima, Japan, people will gather at the Peace Memorial, or A-Bomb Dome to reflect on the 69th anniversary of dropping of the Atomic bomb. Read more »

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Samir Kar Purkayastha

CPI-M needs new leadership to recover politically

August 5, 2014
CPI-M needs new leadership to recover politically

The CPI-M has decided to hold its 2015 party congress in Kolkata instead of Agartala, capital of the only state now ruled by the party. Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Why do we care about Gaza but not our Tuba victims?

August 4, 2014
Why do we care about Gaza but not our Tuba victims?

It’s been almost a week since the Tuba garments workers have gone on an indefinite hunger strike but it doesn’t seem to have bothered us at all. We are not silent about global events Read more »

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Ishrat Firdousi

War up close

August 3, 2014
War up close

Lt Col M Nazrul Islam Bhuiyan, Bir Protik, psc (Retd), was a 19 year old university student in 1971. This narrative was gleaned from his account in Ishrat Firdousi’s book The Year That Was. Read more »

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