Israfil Khosru

Keeping the conflict alive

August 18, 2013
Keeping the conflict alive

With the Election Commission voluntarily relinquishing its power to cancel candidature upon violation of electoral code of conduct during the polls Read more »

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Samia R. Karim

The Odhikar crisis of human rights

August 16, 2013
The Odhikar crisis of human rights

In one of the more despondent moves by the Government, human rights organisation Odhikar’s secretary Adilur Rahman Khan was arrested on charges of Read more »

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Safwan Shabab

The curious case of Burka Avenger

August 17, 2013
The curious case of Burka Avenger

The new superhero cartoon series, Burka Avenger, has created quite a stir in Pakistan. At a time when the country is grappling with women’s rights in its troubled Read more »

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A. Rahman

Revisiting London 2012 Olympics

August 14, 2013
Revisiting London 2012 Olympics

July 27th 2012 – the beginning of four yearly cycle of sports extravaganza – the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The whole of Read more »

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Julian Francis

Problems for left-handers!

August 13, 2013
Problems for left-handers!

August 13th , which is International Lefthanders Day, was first observed in 1976. As its name suggests, it is meant to promote awareness Read more »

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Ian Bremmer

What does Obamas snub mean for US-Russia relations?

August 22, 2013
What does Obamas snub mean for US-Russia relations?

Earlier this week, Barack Obama announced that he won’t be meeting with Vladimir Read more »

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Zia Rahman

Billboard campaigning, transparency and urban governance

August 12, 2013
Billboard campaigning, transparency and urban governance

Just before Eid-ul-Fitr, the citizens of Bangladesh encountered a new form of publicity Read more »

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Shabbir A. Bashar

To bill boards or not to bill them

August 11, 2013
To bill boards or not to bill them

Sometime in the early hours of the 3rd of August, as the city slept in the holy month of Ramadan, a well prepared army of billboard hangers Read more »

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Rumi Ahmed

Eid now, Eid then

August 20, 2012
Eid now, Eid then

My town’s major Islamic society, which in fact is a conglomerate of about a dozen masjids and a couple of Islamic schools, had it in their website since June of this year. Read more »

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