Julian Francis

My vintage Wellington boots

April 4, 2014
My vintage Wellington boots

One of the first ‘nor’westers’ of 2014 hit Dhaka hard last night bringing very heavy rain and hail. Very sadly, it managed to prevent any possible exciting climax Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Tarique Rahman and other histories of fiction

April 3, 2014
Tarique Rahman and other histories of fiction

When Tarique Rahman said that Ziaur Rahman was the first President of Bangladesh many people were understandably incredulous. Read more »

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Irfan Chowdhury

Democracy and development

April 2, 2014
Democracy and development

In a few days India goes to the polls. Geopolitics and related interests aside the sheer number of its prospective voters, over 800 million set to choose Read more »

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A. Rahman

Climate change and Bangladesh

April 1, 2014
Climate change and Bangladesh

The latest report (published only today, 31 March 2014) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the UN Environment Programme Read more »

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Iftekhar Hossain

Set the Tigers free

March 30, 2014
Set the Tigers free

My school was West End High School; one of the older schools in Dhaka. It was located right on the border line of the Old and the New Dhaka. Read more »

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Anatole Kaletsky

Forget the drama: A solution for Crimea

March 29, 2014
Forget the drama: A solution for Crimea

President Vladimir Putin has disastrously miscalculated and Russia now faces deeper isolation, tougher sanctions and greater economic hardship Read more »

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