Frank Domenico Cipriani

Of “talkative” leaders

June 30, 2012
Of “talkative” leaders

A painting hangs on a wall in my parents‚Äô home. The painting is of a house in the Adirondack Mountains that my parents built. The house in the painting now belongs to my older sister. Read more »

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Mohammad Nurul Huda

Education trade and students’ fate

June 28, 2012
Education trade and students’ fate

For years students have been plagued by the coaching trade in the urban and rural areas of Bangladesh. Now the Court has asked the Education Ministry to explain why measures should not be taken to stop the coaching trade conducted by the teachers themselves in most of the educational institutions of the country. Read more »

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Rubana Huq

Media murk

June 27, 2012
Media murk

We have just been experiencing an influx of new channels. Starting from BNP-Jamaat coalition, which had awarded licenses based on political considerations, down to the current times, the tragic saga of the media scene in Bangladesh has continued. Read more »

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Bernd Debusmann

America’s Republican extremists

July 23, 2012
America’s Republican extremists

The United States is in grave danger from domestic enemies:¬† Infiltrators from the Muslim Brotherhood have wormed their way into sensitive government positions Read more »

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M A Taslim

Off the Mark: conditional budget

June 26, 2012
Off the Mark: conditional budget

The annual budget ritual is gradually approaching the finale. Interest groups have done their work in the numerous discussion meetings and dialogues with the Finance Minister (FM). Read more »

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K. Anis Ahmed

Rohingyas: No easy answer

June 24, 2012
Rohingyas: No easy answer

Public opinion in Bangladesh, at least the liberal segment of it, has become inflamed by a single, powerful image of the Rohingya refugee crisis: a Rohingya man begging for shelter with clasped hands Read more »

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Matiur Rahman

2012-13 Budget: Less with more?

June 23, 2012
2012-13 Budget: Less with more?

The submission of an annual budget to the nation by the government for the forthcoming fiscal year is a routine exercise in developing countries. Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Denying Rohingyas: Not in our name

June 17, 2012
Denying Rohingyas: Not in our name

The image of a Rohingya man pleading to be allowed into Bangladesh from Myanmar with folded hands and a weeping face says it all. But what the image doesn‚Äôt say is that the family was refused entry and they moved on to another destination, most probably the one they were trying to escape. Read more »

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Irfan Chowdhury

Following the herd

June 21, 2012
Following the herd

Bribery and corruption are hard to eradicate, they are as old as human history. In different shades, they exist everywhere. Human predisposition to temptation is recognised in all religions Read more »

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