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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 Kahn
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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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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A witness of history

August 15, 2014
Julian Francis
A witness of history

A few days ago I visited a photo exhibition at Gallery 21, Dhanmondi which is full of photos of different aspects and periods of the life of Tajuddin Ahmed
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Is Mohsin Ali the face of present government?

August 14, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
Is Mohsin Ali the face of present government?

Social welfare minister Mohsin Ali has without much difficulty become one of the most well known ministers of the present government particularly in the sector that matters the most i.e. the media
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On Pakistani dramas and the Bangladeshi mind

August 12, 2014
Nadia Chowdhury Kahn
On Pakistani dramas and the Bangladeshi mind

Which of my readers have heard of the TV show, “Zindagi Gulzar Hai”? A hip new serial made in Pakistan in 2012, it became an instant hit amongst overseas South Asian communities
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Tuba, BGMEA and workers’ rights

August 11, 2014
M. Sophia Newman
Tuba, BGMEA and workers’ rights

By now, many of the 1,600 workers from Tuba Group have finally collected some unpaid wages. It took a ridiculous amount of effort for these workers to collect what was owed to them.
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Pay, or else!

August 9, 2014
Kayes Ahmed
Pay, or else!

The problem is with the “Or Else” part. The political talking heads are throwing deadlines like “pay by Thursday’’, the BGMEA is saying it will pay by Wednesday
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Why do we care about Gaza but not our Tuba victims?

August 4, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
Why do we care about Gaza but not our Tuba victims?

It’s been almost a week since the Tuba garments workers have gone on an indefinite hunger strike but it doesn’t seem to have bothered us at all. We are not silent about global events
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War up close

August 3, 2014
Ishrat Firdousi
War up close

Lt Col M Nazrul Islam Bhuiyan, Bir Protik, psc (Retd), was a 19 year old university student in 1971. This narrative was gleaned from his account in Ishrat Firdousi’s book The Year That Was.
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Eid in Dhaka, a city I love

July 29, 2014
M. Sophia Newman
Eid in Dhaka, a city I love

Ramadan is over, and Eid-ul-Fitr is here again. Among all holidays, I think this might be the best. It involves feasting in new clothes, which of course is to be relished.
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Boom!

July 22, 2014
Ishrat Firdousi
Boom!

In 1971, Syed Mahbub Ali was a 20-year-old student and jobholder who lived in Dhaka city. This is his story of the war year.
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The Agartala doctrine

July 19, 2014
Subir Bhaumik
The Agartala doctrine

In recent years, states in India have increasingly asserted themselves in the conduct of national foreign policy. The emergence of the politics of coalitions
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