Frank Domenico Cipriani

A limited engagement

July 18, 2013
A limited engagement

The rain had abated.

Enough.

And when I say “enough”, I mean it was still drizzling, just sufficiently to cool the sidewalk and prevent that updraft of humidity from massing Read more »

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David Rohde

What failed in Pakistan will not work in Egypt

August 3, 2013
What failed in Pakistan will not work in Egypt

As the Egyptian army continued its violent crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood this week, White House officials said that the United States can’t cut off Read more »

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Hammad Ali

We have failed history

July 17, 2013
We have failed history

I stood there, not sure what to do or how to feel. The afternoon sun shone down on us with an angry might, but somehow that no longer bothered me. Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Ghulam Azam and the politics of verdict

July 16, 2013
Ghulam Azam and the politics of verdict

So finally Ghulam Azam got sentenced. There was never any question about his guilt. As the leader of Jamaat-e-Islami in 1971, he did his best to Read more »

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Meghna Guhathakurta

Lest we forget!

July 15, 2013
Lest we forget!

I remember the day distinctively. It was a day that made me think I no longer belonged to Bangladesh, a day that I felt I was still living in the state of Pakistan. Read more »

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A. Rahman

Nuclear fascination and misinformation

July 19, 2013
Nuclear fascination and misinformation

The present Bangladesh Government is riding high on the crest of glory of initiating a nuclear power plant during its tenure. A government spokesman Read more »

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Tanim Ahmed

Freedom Fighter’s quota: A son explains his burden

July 13, 2013
Freedom Fighter’s quota: A son explains his burden

There are no two ways of saying this. I am proud of my parents. And it is not in a politely humble way that we are often taught to be. Read more »

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Md. Khalequzzaman and Zahidul Islam

Review of the Water Act 2013

July 14, 2013
Review of the Water Act 2013

The recently published Water Act 2013 is based on the National Water Policy, and designed for integrated development, management, extraction, distribution, usage Read more »

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Mahmudur Rahman Choudhury

In the kingdom of the dead

July 12, 2013
In the kingdom of the dead

On the morning of 26 March 2013, I was travelling by a rickshaw to go to a friend’s house. The middle-aged rickshawpuller was talkative, expressing his views freely Read more »

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