Posts Tagged ‘ Bangladesh ’

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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Posted in Satire | 6 Comments »

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 »

What if an 8.2-magnitude earthquake hits Dhaka?

May 2, 2012
Adnan Morshed
What if an 8.2-magnitude earthquake hits Dhaka?

The runway of Dhaka’s international airport was torn asunder along the axis. The damage forced all international flights — carrying emergency medical supplies, food, temporary shelters, and heavy-duty rescue machines — to divert to Chittagong and Sylhet.
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Posted in Disaster | 26 Comments »

The struggle for recognition

April 30, 2012
Elisa T. Bertuzzo
The struggle for recognition

With demolition of a further part of Karail slum — announced for the 2nd of May — little makes one think that its inhabitants would not believe in a future.
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Posted in Human Rights, Poverty | 5 Comments »

Off the mark: This is how you run the economy

May 1, 2012
M A Taslim
Off the mark: This is how you run the economy

The Finance Minster (FM) often says things that surprise the economics profession. Perhaps that is only because they are paying attention to the wrong things. When the FM speaks to the local media or even to his parliamentary colleagues he is essentially talking politics.
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Posted in Economy | 4 Comments »

But why do we all have to suffer?

April 29, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
But why do we all have to suffer?

So BNP is going to continue hartals till Ilias Ali is produced. What kind of cynicism is this that forces people to suffer on party to party issues that has nothing to do with them?
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Posted in Politics | 48 Comments »

Alien invasion of Bangladesh

April 24, 2012
Rumi Ahmed
Alien invasion of Bangladesh

Over the last few years, mysterious things started happening in Bangladesh. In absence of any earthly explanation of those incidents, informed people of Bangladesh are seriously concerned that the country is at the receiving end of an alien invasion.
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Politicised approval of new banks: The BB in focus

April 23, 2012
Matiur Rahman
Politicised approval of new banks: The BB in focus

The pivotal role of the banking sector in an economy is well-recognised. Commercial banks play multi-faceted roles in contributing to economic growth, employment and overall well-being of people.
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Posted in Economy, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Suranjit returns, Ilias disappears, Shahara promises…

April 22, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
Suranjit returns, Ilias disappears, Shahara promises…

The disappearance of Ilias Ali is bad news. What is worse is that it also smells of many other putrid things. The car of the BNP organising secretary was found abandoned on a busy city road and not just the passenger but the driver too have gone missing.
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Posted in Law and Justice, Politics | 20 Comments »

Suranjit’s unconventional “feat”

April 19, 2012
Nazrul Islam
Suranjit’s unconventional “feat”

“Suranjit resigns”, the title compelled me to go through the details of the phenomenon I was barely updated of. The media holocaust has offered me the experience once again what I call ‘the paroxysmal outburst of emotion’ i.e. adequate lack of ethical and social judgment.
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Posted in Politics | 18 Comments »

Decoding Pahela Baishakh

April 18, 2012
Adnan Morshed
Decoding Pahela Baishakh

I was in Bangladesh on a whirlwind trip and left the day after Pahela Baishakh. Dhaka was on fire on the first day of the Bangla New Year. I crisscrossed the capital city with an anthropological interest in the people and their frenzied celebration of the day.
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Posted in Culture, Lifestyle | 6 Comments »

Quantifying disaster

April 17, 2012
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Quantifying disaster

Reports speak about trends in the world, and use large numbers. These numbers seem to operate as a shield against our notions of humanity. People argue over numbers, I mean, would Hitler have been less of a monster if he’d have killed three million Jews? 1.5 million?
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Posted in Disaster, Environment/Climate | 2 Comments »

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