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Democracy and Development

August 20, 2015
Anis Chowdhury
Democracy and Development

In recent times, the political discourse in Bangladesh has touched upon the question of democracy and development. It was triggered by comments from a Minister and a senior ruling party leader who said, “We believe in democracy, but not too much democracy,” and argued that this is good for development and progress. His comments attracted...
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Economic performance: The basics

August 5, 2015
Mo Chaudhury
Economic performance: The basics

Once ridiculed as the “bottomless basket”, Bangladesh has recently been awarded the status of a lower middle income country by the World Bank (WB) as the Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of Bangladesh exceeded the $1,046 threshold. It is indeed a great moment of redemption and pride for the nation. However, it is...
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Magic halo of opinions

August 2, 2015
Irfan Chowdhury
Magic halo of opinions

Folklore has it that to settle an argument with a friend that children would like to read about, the Australian artist Norman Lindsay produced a children’s illustrated book, The Magic Pudding, with food and fighting rather than fairies. Now a term widely known and used, the title refers to a pudding that, no matter...
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Bucking stagnation elsewhere, the quiet rise of South Asia

July 31, 2015
Ruchir Sharma
Bucking stagnation elsewhere, the quiet rise of South Asia

South Asia has long been seen as an economic laggard, but that could start changing. At a time when growth is falling sharply in most other emerging nations, as commodity prices collapse and global trade slows, South Asia has proved relatively resilient. Together, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan are now growing at an...
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Greek tragedy no longer a myth

July 6, 2015
A. Rahman
Greek tragedy no longer a myth

Greek tragedy may have evolved, as Aristotle put it, from the “song for the sacrifice of the goat”, depicting the ancient rites and myths of the 5th century BC. But now that mythical tragedy is taking on a whole new meaning. Greece might have invented democracy, produced the subtleties of logical deduction, and mastered the...
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Mr. Muhith’s budget: Spending out of the rut

June 29, 2015
M A Taslim
Mr. Muhith’s budget: Spending out of the rut

Mr. AMA Muhith has secured his place in history. For a seventh year in a row, the finance minister has performed the ritual of placing Bangladesh’s national budget – a feat no other predecessor of the octogenarian politician could achieve. During this long period he has raised the budget expenditure from BDT 1016 billion...
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Political solution impossible through dialogue!

February 22, 2015
ATM Haidar Khan
Political solution impossible through dialogue!

Bangladesh is undergoing severe political crisis, with innocent people losing their lives almost every single day.
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