We all need a hero

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For the past few months one small and unassuming man has been making a lot of noise all over my country, India. His name is Kisan Baburao Hazare, and he is usually known as Anna. He has a reason to make his presence felt and has much of this nation – educated and not, rich… Read more »

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NGOs: whose babies and for whom?

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Globalisation is an ancient and shifting free-market paradigm predating since even 1492. The basic tenet of this paradigm is to promote global free trade, perceived as a rising tide raising all boats. This is an economic prescription that one size fits all. They seem too good to be true.

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Forget ethics, just pay!

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Scandal and sensation is part of everyday life anywhere in the world. Like an epidemic, it has occasional flare-ups and then subsides into a subliminal mutter, all set and waiting to erupt once again into a storm that hits headlines in print, on television and over the Internet. Over the past few weeks, an epicentre… Read more »

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Unassailable grip of gamblers

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According to online surveys of various newspapers, nearly 85 per cent respondents agree with former chief adviser Justice Habibur Rahman’s claim that Bangladesh is in the grip of gamblers. Yes, democracy in the country is again poised to land in such a position where people have become something of a plaything in the hands of… Read more »

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Spoilers, inaction, anarchy, and return of ‘UDDINS’

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A case study in the recent edition of an International Business textbook, widely adopted in the US classrooms, has brought up the issue of corruption among the high-ups in Bangladesh. The case study in the book authored by Charles Hill implicates the son of former prime minister of accepting a $5 million bribe from the… Read more »

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