Matiur Rahman

The ultimate source of power

December 28, 2013
The ultimate source of power

The current politicians in Bangladesh with some exceptions are no longer trusted and respected by the common people who are the ultimate source of power Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Politics is done best with lathis in Bangladesh

December 31, 2013
Politics is done best with <em>lathis</em> in Bangladesh

The sight of a female lawyer lying as a bunch of lathi wielding thugs of the ruling party attacking her with all brutality has become one of the defining images Read more »

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Devasish Roy Wangza

Indigenous roots of Bengali culture, Adibashi culture and heritage in Bangladesh

December 27, 2013
Indigenous roots of Bengali culture, Adibashi culture and heritage in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is blessed with a rich cultural heritage. Bengali literature, music, dance and other art forms continue to enchant millions, Bengalis and others alike. Read more »

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A. Rahman

Politics of violence

January 2, 2014
Politics of violence

Violence in politics is nothing new to Bangladesh or to its predecessor country, Pakistan. But that violence constituted just one element in the multi-faceted cocktail Read more »

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M A Taslim

Off the mark: The ‘feel good’ feel

December 26, 2013
Off the mark: The ‘feel good’ feel

A common narrative of economic development of Bangladesh is that it has done remarkably well despite all natural and self-made catastrophes. Read more »

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Julian Francis

All about Christmas

December 25, 2013
All about Christmas

My first memories of Christmas are those of the late 1940s and early 1950s in the United Kingdom when post-war (World War II) food Read more »

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Ahmed Shafee

Two Niazis

December 24, 2013
Two Niazis

What is common between the most honoured sports personality in Pakistan and the most disgraced General? Read more »

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Sukharanjan Dasgupta

Mamata: Whose Game?

December 23, 2013
Mamata: Whose Game?

I have vivid memories of the events leading to the 1997 Ganges Water-Sharing Treaty between India and Bangladesh. Soon after taking over as Prime Minister Read more »

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Sanjay Kapoor

India-US furore: A worrying storm in diplomatic sphere

December 22, 2013
India-US furore: A worrying storm in diplomatic sphere

When the news of the arrest of a New York based diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, first appeared in the media Read more »

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