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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Zeenat Khan

August 6, 1945

August 6, 2014
August 6, 1945

On August 6th, in Hiroshima, Japan, people will gather at the Peace Memorial, or A-Bomb Dome to reflect on the 69th anniversary of dropping of the Atomic bomb. Read more »

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Samir Kar Purkayastha

CPI-M needs new leadership to recover politically

August 5, 2014
CPI-M needs new leadership to recover politically

The CPI-M has decided to hold its 2015 party congress in Kolkata instead of Agartala, capital of the only state now ruled by the party. Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Why do we care about Gaza but not our Tuba victims?

August 4, 2014
Why do we care about Gaza but not our Tuba victims?

It’s been almost a week since the Tuba garments workers have gone on an indefinite hunger strike but it doesn’t seem to have bothered us at all. We are not silent about global events Read more »

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Ishrat Firdousi

War up close

August 3, 2014
War up close

Lt Col M Nazrul Islam Bhuiyan, Bir Protik, psc (Retd), was a 19 year old university student in 1971. This narrative was gleaned from his account in Ishrat Firdousi’s book The Year That Was. Read more »

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Kayes Ahmed

Hypocrisy without end or shame

August 2, 2014
Hypocrisy without end or shame

Sunday July 20th, I woke up to shrill and urgent screaming by the American media, two American/Israeli soldiers have been killed in the Gaza fighting by Hamas. Max Steinberg 24, and Nissim Sean Carmeli 21 Read more »

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Rainer Ebert

Banning the burqa: Liberation or oppression?

August 1, 2014
Banning the burqa: Liberation or oppression?

In 2011, a French law came into effect which makes it illegal to cover one’s face in public. Even though lawyers for the French government emphasize that the law also applies to non-religious face-veiling garments Read more »

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