Afsan Chowdhury

Ilias call home

May 15, 2012
Ilias call home

For a few hours last Thursday, many people who heard the news that someone had called from Ilias Ali’s phone were enthralled and excited. Read more »

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Mridul Chowdhury

Deadly roads, inert administration and blind citizens

May 16, 2012
Deadly roads, inert administration and blind citizens

This past Saturday (12th May) was a sad day, extremely sad day. I opened the newspaper to headlines of deaths in road accidents across the country. I opened the TV channels to numerous talk shows about what a sad state of affairs we live in. Read more »

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Rubana Huq

Ashulia: The theatre of violence play

May 15, 2012
Ashulia: The theatre of violence play

Today, one Mr. Salman wants police protection, Golapi is dead and the managing director of a major apparel group has a couple of stitches on his forehead resulting from bricks hitting his temple. Read more »

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Bernd Debusmann

Will Syria’s Assad get away with murder?

June 18, 2012
Will Syria’s Assad get away with murder?

Will Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad be allowed to get away with mass murder, like his father 30 years ago? Some of the ideas now under discussion could mean precisely that — a golden parachute into exile. Read more »

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Babatunde Osotimehin

Remembering and honouring our mothers

May 13, 2012
Remembering and honouring our mothers

My mother was a remarkable woman. A great entrepreneur, and an excellent wife to my father, who was a schoolteacher, she managed her own small business sourcing fruits and gave birth to eight children: four boys and four girls. Read more »

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Irfan Chowdhury

It’s that time of the cycle again

May 10, 2012
It’s that time of the cycle again

Once again, we read that things are hotting up in the political sphere, as if to keep up with the unbearable summer. Many people in the country suffer from the incessant load-shedding, boundless inflation, endemic unemployment and corruption that is exacerbated by recent Hartals. Read more »

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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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