Matiur Rahman

Politicised approval of new banks: The BB in focus

April 23, 2012
Politicised approval of new banks: The BB in focus

The pivotal role of the banking sector in an economy is well-recognised. Commercial banks play multi-faceted roles in contributing to economic growth, employment and overall well-being of people. Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Suranjit returns, Ilias disappears, Shahara promises…

April 22, 2012
Suranjit returns, Ilias disappears, Shahara promises…

The disappearance of Ilias Ali is bad news. What is worse is that it also smells of many other putrid things. The car of the BNP organising secretary was found abandoned on a busy city road and not just the passenger but the driver too have gone missing. Read more »

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Amlan Chakraborty

Sachin Tendulkar: From Wankhede to parliament

April 28, 2012
Sachin Tendulkar: From Wankhede to parliament

So it’s just a matter of time, according to media reports, before Sachin Tendulkar swaps his India jersey for starched white and walks into the Rajya Sabha.

While the clamour was growing to honour him with the Bharat Ratna, Read more »

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Anant Goenka

Towards better corporate governance of family businesses

April 21, 2012
Towards better corporate governance of family businesses

It is important to first understand a little about the history of business in India, as that has impacted our family business evolution. Read more »

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Nazrul Islam

Suranjit’s unconventional “feat”

April 19, 2012
Suranjit’s unconventional “feat”

“Suranjit resigns”, the title compelled me to go through the details of the phenomenon I was barely updated of. The media holocaust has offered me the experience once again what I call ‘the paroxysmal outburst of emotion’ i.e. adequate lack of ethical and social judgment. Read more »

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Adnan Morshed

Decoding Pahela Baishakh

April 18, 2012
Decoding Pahela Baishakh

I was in Bangladesh on a whirlwind trip and left the day after Pahela Baishakh. Dhaka was on fire on the first day of the Bangla New Year. I crisscrossed the capital city with an anthropological interest in the people and their frenzied celebration of the day. Read more »

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Frank Domenico Cipriani

Quantifying disaster

April 17, 2012
Quantifying disaster

Reports speak about trends in the world, and use large numbers. These numbers seem to operate as a shield against our notions of humanity. People argue over numbers, I mean, would Hitler have been less of a monster if he’d have killed three million Jews? 1.5 million? Read more »

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Zeeshan Khan

The Starvation Raj

April 17, 2012
The Starvation Raj

This week, 93 years ago, India finally abandoned any hope of living in peace with the British Raj. When British guns blazed frenetically in the Punjab shedding blood in the holy city of Amritsar, our awkward, abusive marriage was well and truly over. Read more »

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John Lloyd

Europe goes to extremes

April 25, 2012
Europe goes to extremes

Americans might be forgiven for regarding Europeans as a puzzle. And not an intriguing one, but an irritating, what-the-hell-are-they-thinking kind of puzzle. The global survey books by American thinkers this year Read more »

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