ABM Nasir

Democracy Perception Survey: Good news for democracy, bad news for political establishment

April 15, 2012
Democracy Perception Survey: Good news for democracy, bad news for political establishment

April 3: When asked, what they perceive about democracy in Bangladesh, many participants, in a survey, initially declined to respond. A question, as complex as this one, might have put them in an awkward position. Read more »

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Rubana Huq

1419

April 14, 2012
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“meney lendering is khryyme; arey bhai bozsen na keno ki voltey sassi!!”

These were the lines that I woke up to middle of the night, watching two participants in a midnight talk show. Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Pahela Baishakh, my way

April 14, 2012
Pahela Baishakh, my way

I am not very respectful of traditions but I do often end up rallying for them. As someone who has never participated in Baisakh festivities I am probably unmoved by calls to hold aloft the banner of national cultures. Read more »

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Irfan Chowdhury

Inequality, an imperfection we continue with

April 11, 2012
Inequality, an imperfection we continue with

Some of my happier school holidays were spent in a hilly Chittagong village where my grandparents lived. Morning fog, palm juice, winter harvest, grazing cattle, mud houses, rides on bullock carts Read more »

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Aly Zaker

This summer, ‘more’ the reason for misery!

April 9, 2012
This summer, ‘more’ the reason for misery!

It was one of those breathless and still evenings. The two of us, me and my friend Barkatullah, a homoeopath of our village, were sitting by the pond at my village home. The guard light of our home was on. All of a sudden the light went off. Read more »

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Shahadat Hossain and Kirsten Hackenbroch

The senseless destruction of a vibrant part of Dhaka

April 9, 2012
The senseless destruction of a vibrant part of Dhaka

On Wednesday, 4th April 2012, parts of Korail slum were evicted. We have lived here for several months and have thus experienced the everyday life of its inhabitants in depth. Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Joan Baez: Singing heroine of 1971 left out of Shommyanona list

April 10, 2012
Joan Baez: Singing heroine of 1971 left out of Shommyanona list

‘Bangladesh, Bangladesh

Bangladesh, Bangladesh

When the sun sinks in the west

Die a million people of the Bangladesh’ Read more »

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Moin Ghani

A ‘great win’ for Bangladesh

April 8, 2012
A ‘great win’ for Bangladesh

The day I started writing this article Bangladesh achieved a great win by defeating its bigger neighbour, India, by five wickets in a cricket match at the Mirpur Cricket Stadium, Dhaka. However, two days earlier, on 14 March 2012, Bangladesh achieved a greater win Read more »

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M A Taslim

Off the mark: Where has all the electricity gone?

April 7, 2012
Off the mark: Where has all the electricity gone?

There is something very puzzling about the electricity situation in the country. The government claims to have tremendously improved the situation during the last three years. Read more »

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