Anis Chowdhury

Elite stake and progress

August 20, 2014
Elite stake and progress

The Honourable President of the country goes to London for eye treatment. A few months ago he went to Singapore for medical check-ups. Read more »

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M. Sophia Newman

American rickshaw

August 19, 2014
American rickshaw

Last month, the New York Times ran images of rickshaws in Kolkata, declaring the transportation mode “among the last in the world.” Read more »

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Zeenat Khan

Can shopping be a real addiction?

August 17, 2014
Can shopping be a real addiction?

Women and shopping go hand in hand: this sounds like a clichĂ©. Is this statement a myth, or does it connote an actual reality of today’s global Read more »

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Julian Francis

A witness of history

August 15, 2014
A witness of history

A few days ago I visited a photo exhibition at Gallery 21, Dhanmondi which is full of photos of different aspects and periods of the life of Tajuddin Ahmed Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Is Mohsin Ali the face of present government?

August 14, 2014
Is Mohsin Ali the face of present government?

Social welfare minister Mohsin Ali has without much difficulty become one of the most well known ministers of the present government particularly in the sector that matters the most i.e. the media Read more »

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Jason Fields

Robin Williams: His talent, his work and his life

August 13, 2014
Robin Williams: His talent, his work and his life

Robin Williams, the 63-year-old comedian and Oscar-winning actor who died Monday in an apparent suicide at his home Read more »

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Amulya Ganguli

Modi sends Advani, BJP old guard into exile

August 12, 2014
Modi sends Advani, BJP old guard into exile

In the Hindu way of life, old age entails exile from home and hearth. As the Manu Smriti says, when a man sees “his skin wrinkled and his hair gray Read more »

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Nadia Chowdhury

On Pakistani dramas and the Bangladeshi mind

August 12, 2014
On Pakistani dramas and the Bangladeshi mind

Which of my readers have heard of the TV show, “Zindagi Gulzar Hai”?

A hip new serial made in Pakistan in 2012, it became an instant hit amongst overseas South Asian communities Read more »

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M. Sophia Newman

Tuba, BGMEA and workers’ rights

August 11, 2014
Tuba, BGMEA and workers’ rights

By now, many of the 1,600 workers from Tuba Group have finally collected some unpaid wages. It took a ridiculous amount of effort for these workers to collect what was owed to them. Read more »

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