Ishrat Firdousi

The war that was

December 16, 2013
The war that was

Our war has many faces and so our stories are also varied. The ones we mostly hear are of suffering or valour Read more »

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Kaiser Haq

With the Hamzapur Tigers

December 16, 2013
With the Hamzapur Tigers

In May 1971 I trekked across the border to join the Mukti Fouj and by a curious concatenation of circumstances fetched up Read more »

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A. Qayyum Khan

Bir Sreshtha Jahangir: Memories of a martyr

December 16, 2013
Bir Sreshtha Jahangir: Memories of a martyr

On December 14, 1971, the Mukti Bahini fighters of Sector 7 launched a dawn attack on the town of Chapai Nawabganj, a sub-divisional headquarter in Rajshahi Read more »

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Hammad Ali

Subtle pride

December 14, 2013
Subtle pride

For as long back as I can remember, we, the people of Bangladesh, have suffered from what can only be termed an inferiority complex. From the very inception of our nation Read more »

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Naaz Fahmida

True meaning of independence

December 13, 2013
True meaning of independence

This was cinematic excellence — in reality. As a dramatic turn of events led to war criminal Quader Molla’s scheduled death sentence to be postponed from one minute past midnight 11th of December 2013 to 10.30 am the following morning Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Quader Molla and the autistic state

December 11, 2013
Quader Molla and the autistic state

What on earth is going on with the Quader Molla issue? We know that the government was trying to make an example out of him but the way the events developed, it seems the government Read more »

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M Niaz Asadullah

Development billboards: Numbers do not lie, or do they?

December 10, 2013
Development billboards: Numbers do not lie, or do they?

The ruling party sponsored billboards are back. This time they are bigger, better, and lawfully erected, loaded with information, and visible throughout Dhaka city. Read more »

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Muhammad Habibur Rahman

Human rights and climate justice

December 14, 2013
Human rights and climate justice

On 10th December, I was invited by the Chairman of Human Rights Commission (Dr. Mizanur Rahman Khan) to speak on “Working for Your Rights” Read more »

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Iftekhar Hossain

Yet another Ershadian ploy?

December 9, 2013
Yet another Ershadian ploy?

When would it be appropriate for President Abdul Hamid to return to Bangladesh? This indeed is a million dollar question Read more »

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