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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A. Rahman

Bleeding Palestine

August 10, 2014
Bleeding Palestine

Palestine bleeds and bleeds again. After three days of truce, which began on Tuesday (5th August, 2014), Israel resumed aerial bombing this morning Read more »

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Kayes Ahmed

Pay, or else!

August 9, 2014
Pay, or else!

The problem is with the “Or Else” part. The political talking heads are throwing deadlines like “pay by Thursday’’, the BGMEA is saying it will pay by Wednesday Read more »

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Mausumi Mahapatro

Race and longing

August 7, 2014
Race and longing

Over a century since Kipling’s penned words, the white man’s burden, remains ceaseless and eternal, coagulated by time and ideology. Read more »

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