Rumi Ahmed

Halal novel

June 3, 2012
<em>Halal</em> novel

The Attorney General and the High Court are in agreement that a recent novel, Deyal, being written by popular novelist and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed contains some historical inaccuracies that should not be read by the people of the country. Read more »

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Kayes Ahmed

alif for Allah, bay for Bondook!

June 2, 2012
alif for Allah, bay for Bondook!

A few days ago, I was watching PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) Newshour broadcast. Those of you who are not familiar with PBS in America, it is like the old BBC before the days of privatisation fervour. Read more »

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Ahmed Shafee

“Your Honour” and mine

May 31, 2012
“Your Honour” and mine

Humayun Ahmed has been advised by the High Court to follow actual history in writing his new historical novel. Apparently that sounds logical. Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Viva Nishat, viva Wasfia!

May 26, 2012
Viva Nishat, viva Wasfia!

How many countries in the world can claim that two of their daughters separately conquered the Everest within a span of a single week? None. But Nishat Majumder and Wasfia Nazreen did it. Read more »

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Frank Domenico Cipriani

Touching the Heavens

May 27, 2012
Touching the Heavens

I felt her spirit. Perhaps she chose to visit me because many of her more intimate friends did not believe in the concept of the soul, and would have dismissed the feeling as mere sentiment. Perhaps too, Read more »

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Tanim Ahmed

Remembering Professor Muzaffer Ahmad

May 28, 2012
Remembering Professor Muzaffer Ahmad

Half a dozen MBA students watched apprehensively as the elderly professor wrote on the black-board. There were seven questions. It was the final of ‘Markets and Governance’ in 2001. Read more »

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Rubana Huq

Who dunnit? Or, what dunnit?

May 30, 2012
Who dunnit? Or, what dunnit?

A couple of journalists along with a few other staff of www.bdnews24.com were attacked. Who dunnit? Dunno. Read more »

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MK Aaref

In the Republic of In-Spite-Of…

May 25, 2012
In the Republic of In-Spite-Of…

My parent’s generation is unique. In their lifetime, three different flags have represented their existence. First, it was the Union Jack, accompanied by the ‘God Save the King’ Read more »

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Bernd Debusmann

America and Syria’s ‘dead man walking’

May 24, 2012
America and Syria’s ‘dead man walking’

When U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Canada and the European Union first issued public calls for President Bashar al-Assad to step down, the death toll in Syria stood at 2,000. Read more »

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