Posts Tagged ‘ Bangladesh ’

The next day…

June 8, 2012
Ahmed Arif Sirajee
The next day…

December 2005 I wanted to have .BD domain for our Linux Users Group. So first off I visited the BTTB website for the domain registration process.
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Posted in Technology | 1 Comment »

The Professor vs. the Parliament?

June 5, 2012
Rubana Huq
The Professor vs. the Parliament?

We are an impatient nation; almost too eager to speak, eager to bash, eager to side with or oppose, eager on shoe slinging and of course eager on hyper-speculation.
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Posted in Democracy, Media, Politics | 25 Comments »

Are we free to imagine?

June 4, 2012
Irfan Chowdhury
Are we free to imagine?

Do you sometimes wonder what makes you happy, other than your dearest and loved ones? Being happy can have a powerful effect on individuals as well as on the wider nation.
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Posted in Literature | 5 Comments »

Halal novel

June 3, 2012
Rumi Ahmed
<em>Halal</em> novel

The Attorney General and the High Court are in agreement that a recent novel, Deyal, being written by popular novelist and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed contains some historical inaccuracies that should not be read by the people of the country.
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Posted in Literature, Politics | 15 Comments »

alif for Allah, bay for Bondook!

June 2, 2012
Kayes Ahmed
alif for Allah, bay for Bondook!

A few days ago, I was watching PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) Newshour broadcast. Those of you who are not familiar with PBS in America, it is like the old BBC before the days of privatisation fervour.
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Posted in International, Religion | 51 Comments »

“Your Honour” and mine

May 31, 2012
Ahmed Shafee
“Your Honour” and mine

Humayun Ahmed has been advised by the High Court to follow actual history in writing his new historical novel. Apparently that sounds logical.
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Posted in Democracy, Law and Justice, Politics | 20 Comments »

Viva Nishat, viva Wasfia!

May 26, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
Viva Nishat, viva Wasfia!

How many countries in the world can claim that two of their daughters separately conquered the Everest within a span of a single week? None. But Nishat Majumder and Wasfia Nazreen did it.
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Posted in Achievement | 26 Comments »

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 »

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