Md. Khalequzzaman

Expectations from the Joint Experts Group on Tipaimukh Dam

August 24, 2012
Expectations from the Joint Experts Group on Tipaimukh Dam

India’s unilateral decision to construct Tipaimukh Dam on an international river caused uproar of criticism both in Bangladesh and India. Read more »

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Irfan Chowdhury

Cat and mouse

August 23, 2012
Cat and mouse

In recent weeks two stories hogged the attention of world media. They are remarkably similar, displaying power’s ability to squash. Read more »

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David Rohde

Make immigration a campaign issue

August 21, 2012
Make immigration a campaign issue

John Weston, Eric Buckland and Mike Bloomberg don’t have much in common.

Weston is a farmer struggling to keep in business the 1,000-acre farm his family has operated in Western Maine for seven generations. Read more »

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Taj Hashmi

America’s quest for friendly regimes in the Muslim world

August 18, 2012
America’s quest for friendly regimes in the Muslim world

“About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon …. and one of the generals called me in. He said, ‘We’ve made the decision we’re going to war with Iraq’ …. I said, ‘We’re going to war with Iraq? Read more »

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Aly Zaker

Ruminating on sermons

August 16, 2012
Ruminating on sermons

I was in my village home on the night of Shab-e-Barat. This is a very important night for the Muslims of this sub-continent. I was once told by an Arab friend that there was no such thing as Lailatul Barat observed in any part of the Arab world. Read more »

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Jyoti Omi Chowdhury

The Burmese hustle: Human rights treaties and the Rohingya question

August 16, 2012
The Burmese hustle: Human rights treaties and the Rohingya question

Human rights treaties have become an instinctive marker for a country’s ability to uphold human rights, and be considered a “developed” country to fit into the fraternity of civilized states. Read more »

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Ahmed Shafee

And death for his ambition

August 14, 2012
And death for his ambition

On a picoscale I am part of history. I was the first person to voluntarily visit Dhanmondi Road No 32 on15th August 1975.

During the General Elections of 1954, the United Front made a clean sweep in East Pakistan, conceding the ruling Muslim League only 10 seats. Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Tareque and Mishuk: A year after

August 13, 2012
Tareque and Mishuk: A year after

On this day a year ago, two of our dearest friends were killed in a road accident which also left three others badly injured. The grief that gripped us and the mourning that followed were sad descriptions of both our helplessness and agony. Read more »

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Julian Francis

Only lefties do it right!

August 12, 2012
Only lefties do it right!

August 13th, which is International Lefthanders Day, was first observed in 1976. As its name suggests, it is meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing lefthanders in a predominantly right-handed world. Read more »

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