Posts Tagged ‘ Bangladesh ’

What we need to do to survive

September 26, 2014
M. Sophia Newman
What we need to do to survive

This weekend, I stood at the corner of 65th and Broadway in New York City and I thought of Marium. The occasion was the People’s Climate March
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Amending balance in a high-trapeze act

September 22, 2014
Ahmed Shafee
Amending balance in a high-trapeze act

One of my favourite TV channels was c-SPAN, which unfortunately my cable company does not provide any more. I could watch important US Senate Committee
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Posted in Law and Justice | 3 Comments »

Growing troubles

September 18, 2014
Hammad Ali
Growing troubles

The first time I came across the word escalation was several years ago, in a book about military strategy.
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It’s not about Sayedee’s trial, but AL’s supremacy

September 17, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
It’s not about Sayedee’s trial, but AL’s supremacy

The reduced sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee has come as a shock to many. Many even feel that he has been allowed to go ‘free’
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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 12 Comments »

Privatisation: A principal principle?

September 15, 2014
Irfan Chowdhury
Privatisation: A principal principle?

Suffering unabating influenza and incessant coughs made me realise that, no matter how good the treatment
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Posted in Democracy | 2 Comments »

Denial of history

September 13, 2014
Hammad Ali
Denial of history

Even at a relatively young age, there were two things that always bothered me about the people of Bangladesh. First of all, there does not seem to be a clear
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Posted in 1971, History | 14 Comments »

Section 164

September 8, 2014
Ahmed Shafee
Section 164

“I have explained to (name) that he is not bound to make a confession and that, if he does so, any confession he may make may be used as evidence
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Posted in Human Rights, Law and Justice | 5 Comments »

What did Sheikh Mujib say on March 7?

September 7, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
What did Sheikh Mujib say on March 7?

The controversy around Air Vice Marshal A K Khandaker’s book is largely limited to what is said on page 32
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Posted in 1971, Politics | 10 Comments »

Remittance and black money

September 4, 2014
Anis Chowdhury
Remittance and black money

The title of this piece – remittance and black money – seems awkward. Remittance is something that we all want; the Bangladesh Bank celebrates its increased flows
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Posted in Economy | 6 Comments »

Is monetary policy working?

September 2, 2014
M A Taslim
Is monetary policy working?

Recently a research institute assembled a bevy of economists for a discussion on the biannual publication of Bangladesh Bank (BB), Monetary Policy Statement July-December 2014.
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Blue economy and economic opportunity

September 1, 2014
Dhiraj Kumar Nath
Blue economy and economic opportunity

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro on 2012 focused on green economy where poverty eradication
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Sexuality in Bangladesh: A pessimistic look

August 27, 2014
Nadia Chowdhury
Sexuality in Bangladesh: A pessimistic look

Growing up in Dhaka, my eyes would scour the roadside as I rode Dhanmondi to Mohammadpur.
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Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

Phulbari Day: Celebrating people’s power

August 26, 2014
Anu Muhammad
Phulbari Day: Celebrating people’s power

Every year since 2006, people of Bangladesh observe the 26th of August as ‘Phulbari Day’.
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Cairo consensus

August 24, 2014
Dhiraj Kumar Nath
Cairo consensus

International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo on September, 1994 adopted a different outlook integrating population
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American rickshaw

August 19, 2014
M. Sophia Newman
American rickshaw

Last month, the New York Times ran images of rickshaws in Kolkata, declaring the transportation mode “among the last in the world.”
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