Rubana Huq

Dear Tigers

March 23, 2012
Dear Tigers

The Nation was drenched in faith on the 22nd of March. BBMs, MSN messenger, Facebook, Twitter, SMS and all the rest of the new media mode were buzzing. “So cloooooose”, “so happyyyyyy” Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

Bangladesh lost the match but gained all the pride

March 23, 2012
Bangladesh lost the match but gained all the pride

Bangladesh played against two contestants on 22nd March. It lost to Pakistan by 2 runs in the final ball of the final over and never gave up till the end in a splendid display of determination. Read more »

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John Lloyd

The rich versus the seething masses

March 23, 2012
The rich versus the seething masses

In a remarkable column in Italy’s paper of record earlier this week, the columnist Ernesto Galli della Loggia flayed his country’s ruling class. Read more »

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David Rohde

The way out of the Afghan abyss

March 21, 2012
The way out of the Afghan abyss

To a growing number of Americans, Afghanistan is a festering pit where the United States has no vital interests. Read more »

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M A Taslim

National saving schemes and liquidity

March 20, 2012
National saving schemes and liquidity

The government has finally raised the interest rates on national savings schemes to competitive levels — a measure that it should have taken long ago. Read more »

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Graziano da Silva

Towards a hunger-free Asia and Pacific

March 19, 2012
Towards a hunger-free Asia and Pacific

Economic advance in Asia and the Pacific has been impressive in the last decades. A recent World Bank report talks about the dramatic progress in poverty reduction across the region. In 1981, 77 percent of Asians lived in poverty – but by 2008 the proportion was just 14 percent. Read more »

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Rubana Huq

The taboo on the ‘third’ force vs. the public intellectual

March 18, 2012
The taboo on the ‘third’ force vs. the public intellectual

I refuse to believe that we can’t change the scene. I refuse to believe that Bangladesh is a coin with only two sides to choose from. I refuse to toss anymore. If Asif Nazrul, an avid nationalist and a member of the Law faculty Read more »

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Frank Domenico Cipriani

God and videogames

March 17, 2012
God and videogames

For me, the Christian season of Lent has always been a special holiday. It is been a time of self-improvement and sacrifice, where, for 40 days I take draconian measures to ensure that at least for one ninth of the year, I have lived up to the better angels of my nature. Read more »

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Edward Hadas

The lesson of Fukushima

March 14, 2012
The lesson of Fukushima

The first anniversary of Japan’s nuclear disaster is a good time to take stock. Opponents and proponents of nuclear power are doing so, and they have come to the same conclusion: “We were right all along.” Read more »

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