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

April 15, 2012
ABM Nasir
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.
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1419

April 14, 2012
Rubana Huq
1419

‚Äúmeney lendering is khryyme; arey bhai bozsen na keno ki voltey sassi!!‚ÄĚ These were the lines that I woke up to middle of the night, watching two participants in a midnight talk show.
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Pahela Baishakh, my way

April 14, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
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.
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Inequality, an imperfection we continue with

April 11, 2012
Irfan Chowdhury
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
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This summer, ‘more’ the reason for misery!

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

April 9, 2012
Shahadat Hossain
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.
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Posted in Human Rights, Poverty, Urbanization | 6 Comments »

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

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

‚ÄėBangladesh, Bangladesh Bangladesh, Bangladesh When the sun sinks in the west Die a million people of the Bangladesh‚Äô
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A ‚Äėgreat win‚Äô for Bangladesh

April 8, 2012
Moin Ghani
A ‚Äėgreat win‚Äô 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
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Off the mark: Where has all the electricity gone?

April 7, 2012
M A Taslim
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.
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The shadows of the shanties

April 5, 2012
Rubana Huq
The shadows of the shanties

Why are people put on the streets? Why does even the question of ‚Äúlegality‚ÄĚ apply indiscriminately to them and not many of who defy the law and grab lands on a daily basis? Why are laws applicable to mostly those who are powerless?
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Happy spring, Bangladesh

April 4, 2012
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Happy spring, Bangladesh

Happy Spring! This weekend, members of my family were dedicating that precious commodity of time, that which is so lacking in all of our lives, and we took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to plant our garden.
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Autism: Responding to a global challenge

April 3, 2012
Saima Hossain Putul
Autism: Responding to a global challenge

Autism as an emerging global health challenge where on average nearly 1 out of 88 children are being diagnosed with this disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in the United States 1 in 88 children (1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls) are affected.
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Let not the political money-men ruin our cricket

April 1, 2012
Shafquat Rabbee
Let not the political money-men ruin our cricket

A few specific bosses of Bangladeshi cricket are now in tough waters. Tamim Iqbal’s four fingers, raised sequentially in live TV during the Asia Cup final, were equal to multiple pokes on someone’s eyes.
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Trade can cut poverty

April 2, 2012
Pascal Lamy
Trade can cut poverty

As countries integrate into the global economy, trade plays an important role in helping roll back extreme poverty and Bangladesh exemplifies this well. Your country boasts one of the largest young labour forces in the world and the past decade has witnessed rapid economic growth of the Bangladeshi economy.
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Democratic gains slide as special interests triumph over collective goods

March 31, 2012
ABM Nasir
Democratic gains slide as special interests triumph over collective goods

To many, development performance of Bangladesh appears as puzzling. Puzzling it may appear, yet, overwhelming evidence, showing concurrent improvement in economic, social and political indicators suggest that the performance, particularly under democracy, is a stylized fact.
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