Hammad Ali

A life in reading

February 24, 2014
A life in reading

February has always been a month of great cultural significance in Bangladesh. The shortest month of the year is packed with many different celebrations Read more »

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Julian Francis

Ekushey 1972

February 23, 2014
Ekushey 1972

As Coordinator of the refugee relief programme assisting 600,000 Bangladeshis, I was sitting in my OXFAM Refugee Relief Office near Park Circus, Kolkata on 21st February 1972 Read more »

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Samia R. Karim

Ekushey and the national language of politics

February 21, 2014
Ekushey and the national language of politics

This is an Ekushey like most others before. Although all our Ekusheys are located in political spaces adorned by cultural symbols, it has always been an event Read more »

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Kayes Ahmed

Zawahiri, Hifazat and our strange response

February 19, 2014
Zawahiri, Hifazat and our strange response

So, it has finally arrived! It was a chilly day yesterday in Colorado and it got chillier as I was sitting there listening to an audiocast purported to be from Ayman Al-Zawahiri Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

What if the al-Qaeda threat is real!

February 18, 2014
What if the al-Qaeda threat is real!

Rather than brushing it off as a BNP-AL production, it’s better to be ready to handle what has emerged as the ‘al-Qaeda’ threat. Read more »

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Frank Domenico Cipriani

Shovelling out

February 16, 2014
Shovelling out

The arctic vortex is bearing down upon us once again here in the North. It is the penance we paid for our control of fire. Read more »

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Naaz Fahmida

A peek at the neighbour’s garden!

February 13, 2014
A peek at the neighbour’s garden!

As soon as the boiler turned down in our own backyard, the kettle started to hiss in our neighbour’s!

After the last couple of very taxing months, January finally allowed me the privilege to leave Read more »

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Nadia Chowdhury

Paedophilia and the myth of eternal, female victim

February 15, 2014
Paedophilia and the myth of eternal, female victim

I do admit, I get nervous at times. I get nervous when I have to hear stories of what people have to do to get by in life on an everyday basis. Read more »

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