Julian Francis

The Speech

March 7, 2014
The Speech

In March 1971, I was working as an agricultural volunteer on a Gandhian related poverty alleviation project in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, in the villages worst hit Read more »

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Mo Chaudhury

External relations of Bangladesh

March 6, 2014
External relations of Bangladesh

Left leaning politicians and intellectuals of Bangladesh commonly propagate that India is an eternal friend and Pakistan is a perpetual enemy. Read more »

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Nazrul Islam

Encaged Parliament

March 5, 2014
Encaged Parliament

Government’s decision of erecting a wall around Bangladesh’s National Parliament has been covered in most if not all of the news agencies of the country. Read more »

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Nofel Wahid

Time to establish ‘Access Regimes’ for public infrastructure

March 4, 2014
Time to establish ‘Access Regimes’ for public infrastructure

The new Government has announced that it will prioritise the delivery of six infrastructure projects. The projects include the Padma Bridge Read more »

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Subir Bhaumik

Why is Bollywood so insensitive?

March 2, 2014
Why is Bollywood so insensitive?

Bollywood has big budgets, latest technology and an appeal across the world that would make any competitor envious. What it lacks is imagination Read more »

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Dhiraj Kumar Nath

Upazila election and intensified local conflict

March 1, 2014
Upazila election and intensified local conflict

“The elections in the second phase of fourth Upazila Parishad polls were held peacefully barring some isolated incidents of violence”, Read more »

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Nicholas Wapshott

Where is Ukraine’s Lech Walesa?

February 27, 2014
Where is Ukraine’s Lech Walesa?

The popular pro-Western revolution in Ukraine that has deposed pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovich is part of a far wider Read more »

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Nadia Chowdhury

The disappearing language and the Bengali imagination

February 26, 2014
The disappearing language and the Bengali imagination

As a Bangladeshi of Bengali descent, it is often fun to see how much Bengali has disintegrated into nothingness over the years. Read more »

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Hammad Ali

The hopes of a nation

March 3, 2014
The hopes of a nation

During the cricket World Cup 2011, the city was full of many billboards related to cricket in general and the Bangladesh national team in particular. Read more »

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