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Touching the Heavens

Touching the Heavens

I felt her spirit. Perhaps she chose to visit me because many of her more intimate friends did not believe in the concept of the soul, and would have dismissed the feeling as mere sentiment. Perhaps too,
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Posted in Achievement | 26 Comments »

Remembering Professor Muzaffer Ahmad

May 28, 2012
Tanim Ahmed
Remembering Professor Muzaffer Ahmad

Half a dozen MBA students watched apprehensively as the elderly professor wrote on the black-board. There were seven questions. It was the final of ‘Markets and Governance’ in 2001.
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Posted in Uncategorized | 16 Comments »

Who dunnit? Or, what dunnit?

May 30, 2012
Rubana Huq
Who dunnit? Or, what dunnit?

A couple of journalists along with a few other staff of www.bdnews24.com were attacked. Who dunnit? Dunno.
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Posted in Democracy, Law and Justice, Politics | 17 Comments »

In the Republic of In-Spite-Of…

May 25, 2012
MK Aaref
In the Republic of In-Spite-Of…

My parent’s generation is unique. In their lifetime, three different flags have represented their existence. First, it was the Union Jack, accompanied by the ‘God Save the King’
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Posted in Democracy, Development, Politics | 7 Comments »

The voice of Korail on inhabitants’ sufferings and aspirations

May 18, 2012
Kirsten Hackenbroch
The voice of Korail on inhabitants’ sufferings and aspirations

It is now one month ago that parts of Korail Bosti in Dhaka were demolished in an eviction drive that took its inhabitants by surprise. In the aftermath of the eviction, the future of Korail was discussed at different levels and with varying degrees of media attention.
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Posted in Human Rights, Poverty | 3 Comments »

The year of the bully

The year of the bully

In a swanky high school for the wealthy elite, one Friday night a boy lay in his bed. The long-haired boy was known as a non-conformist, something with which the other students took umbrage.
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Posted in Democracy, Human Rights, International | 4 Comments »

Ilias call home

May 15, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
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.
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Posted in Uncategorized | 31 Comments »

Deadly roads, inert administration and blind citizens

May 16, 2012
Mridul Chowdhury
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.
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Posted in Road Safety | 10 Comments »

Ashulia: The theatre of violence play

May 15, 2012
Rubana Huq
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.
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Posted in Law and Justice, Trade | 9 Comments »

It’s that time of the cycle again

May 10, 2012
Irfan Chowdhury
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.
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Posted in Politics | 6 Comments »

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

May 8, 2012
Rumi Ahmed
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.
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Public Universities in Bangladesh: Is it a “donkey”?

May 14, 2012
Farooque Chowdhury
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.
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Public universities in Bangladesh: Asking a donkey to give cow’s milk

May 6, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
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
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Posted in Education, Politics | 60 Comments »

The business leaders and their Chinese whisper

May 5, 2012
Rubana Huq
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
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Posted in Development, Economy, Political Economy, Politics | 9 Comments »

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

May 3, 2012
Matiur Rahman
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.
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Posted in Economy | 8 Comments »

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