Asif Farooq

Iran’s nuclear programme : A crisis gone haywire?

May 9, 2012
Iran’s nuclear programme : A crisis gone haywire?

James Blight – my professor in a class of only four students – told us that you cannot expect an Iranian to start talking about anything current on U.S. without mentioning once about the 1953 coupe. Read more »

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Rumi Ahmed

Maisha’s day out, our exuberant police and the ‘Men in Black’

May 8, 2012
Maisha’s day out, our exuberant police and the ‘Men in Black’

Maisha’s Day Out
Those who have watched the movie “Baby’s Day Out” must recollect the similarities and dissimilarities between the storyline of the movie and the recent sensational abduction of the eight-month-old infant named Maisha. Read more »

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Farooque Chowdhury

Public Universities in Bangladesh: Is it a “donkey”?

May 14, 2012
Public Universities in Bangladesh: Is it a “donkey”?

Mr. Afsan Chowdhury deserves thanks for his article “Public universities in Bangladesh: Asking a donkey to give cow’s milk” in bdnews24.com on May 6, 2012 through which he raises an important issue of public interest. Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Public universities in Bangladesh: Asking a donkey to give cow’s milk

May 6, 2012
Public universities in Bangladesh: Asking a donkey to give cow’s milk

The Jahangirnagar University situation is a good reminder of how amazing the situation has become in the public universities. While the agitation there is about removing the vice chancellor who has been publicly disgraced Read more »

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Rubana Huq

The business leaders and their Chinese whisper

May 5, 2012
The business leaders and their Chinese whisper

A few business leaders met at a local hotel recently and the outcome was one of a Chinese whisper. One whispered, we are strategising for a dialogue; another sounded more formal and decided to hand the main course down to the incumbent leader Read more »

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Matiur Rahman

Mysteries and consequences of sharp exchange rate changes:  A labyrinth?

May 3, 2012
Mysteries and consequences of sharp exchange rate changes:  A labyrinth?

Simply put, as in Economics 100, a bilateral exchange rate involves exchanges of one national (home) currency for another national (foreign) currency.  This is about exchanges of two different national monies. Read more »

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Adnan Morshed

What if an 8.2-magnitude earthquake hits Dhaka?

May 2, 2012
What if an 8.2-magnitude earthquake hits Dhaka?

The runway of Dhaka’s international airport was torn asunder along the axis. The damage forced all international flights — carrying emergency medical supplies, food, temporary shelters, and heavy-duty rescue machines — to divert to Chittagong and Sylhet. Read more »

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Elisa T. Bertuzzo

The struggle for recognition

April 30, 2012
The struggle for recognition

With demolition of a further part of Karail slum — announced for the 2nd of May — little makes one think that its inhabitants would not believe in a future. Read more »

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M A Taslim

Off the mark: This is how you run the economy

May 1, 2012
Off the mark: This is how you run the economy

The Finance Minster (FM) often says things that surprise the economics profession. Perhaps that is only because they are paying attention to the wrong things. When the FM speaks to the local media or even to his parliamentary colleagues he is essentially talking politics. Read more »

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