Posts Tagged ‘ Grameen Bank ’

Rights, responsibilities and privileges

November 14, 2013
Hammad Ali
Rights, responsibilities and privileges

The year was 2006. It was a leisurely Friday afternoon, and I had just woken up from a rather comfortable afternoon siesta.
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Posted in Grameen Bank | 28 Comments »

The right to be penniless

August 8, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
The right to be penniless

I remember watching the birth of a calf. Two hooves came first. The cow was standing, its tail raised and contorted.
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Posted in Lifestyle, Poverty | 18 Comments »

Just jump

September 12, 2012
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Just jump

I was standing on the high promenade at the Sandy Hook, NJ lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. In our tour group, I observed a tall, pale teenager, clearly “too cool” for a family outing.
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Posted in Grameen Bank | 20 Comments »

Grameen Bank policy and time inconsistency

September 3, 2012
M A Taslim
Grameen Bank policy and time inconsistency

It is now abundantly clear that the government is determinedly progressing toward assuming effective control of the affairs of Grameen Bank. Despite the fact that about 97 percent of the paid-up capital of Grameen Bank is subscribed by its borrowers
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Posted in Grameen Bank | 7 Comments »

Why this hulla gulla about Yunus again?

August 30, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
Why this <em>hulla gulla</em> about Yunus again?

The Yunus affair is back on the table once more with venom. Given that Yunus is no longer the MD of Grameen Bank this seems like a touch of overdoing unless there are other matters involved.
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Posted in Grameen Bank | 18 Comments »

From real to reel – life goes to the movies

May 27, 2011
Ramya Sarma
From real to reel – life goes to the movies

In 2006, Bangladesh found itself in the international media spotlight, for all the right reasons. One of its well-known citizens, Muhammad Yunus, an economist and one-time professor of the subject, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work, which also shared the honour: the Grameen Bank, an institution that provides small loans to...
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Posted in Entertainment | 2 Comments »

The Grameen affair: time to learn lessons and move on

May 18, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
The Grameen affair: time to learn lessons and move on

The present phase of the Grameen affair has now ended with the official probe report in and Yunus ousted from his post as the managing director. The probe report has cleared Yunus of all theft and misappropriation charges.
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Posted in Economy | 45 Comments »

The story of Dr. Yunus and Grameen Bank

April 25, 2011
Badruddin Umar
The story of Dr. Yunus and Grameen Bank

The government of Bangladesh did not snatch away Nobel Peace Prize from Dr. Muhammad Yunus which was bestowed on him by the imperialist powers, and in any case they have no power to do so. They simply have removed him from his post of managing director of Grameen Bank on legal grounds. This was...
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Posted in Economy | 71 Comments »

Nobel Laureate Yunus and the judgment of King Solomon

March 17, 2011
Ikhtiar Kazi
Nobel Laureate Yunus and the judgment of King Solomon

Like many other concerned citizens of the world, I was stunned by the news that Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus has been sacked by the government of Bangladesh, from his position of managing director (Head) of Grameen Bank, a community development bank he founded in 1983. The actions seem to be politically motivated, where personal...
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Posted in Development, Economy | 37 Comments »

Permission to err?

March 15, 2011
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Permission to err?

In the wilderness of the icy Adirondacks, the creek is rising. Every two hours I bundle up and walk the half-kilometre driveway and check the water level. We are vacationing at the shared family getaway, a place without distractions like internet and cellphone reception. At the rate the river is rising, we have twenty...
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Posted in Development, Economy | 21 Comments »

Yunusgate: If you can’t convince, create confusion

March 7, 2011
Nayeemul Islam Khan
Yunusgate: If you can’t convince, create confusion

Dubbed the messiah of microcredit, Dr. Yunus has been (perhaps wrongly) credited with a unique innovation in banking; i.e. banking for the poor. He has received numerous awards including the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006. Hailed as the saviour of the poor and the pioneer of rural women empowerment, the praise and adulation that...
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Posted in Development | 79 Comments »

“Yunusgate”

March 6, 2011
Adnan Morshed
“Yunusgate”

This piece is not about whether Grameen Bank’s management practices have been lawful or not, nor is it about idolising Muhammad Yunus as the saviour of the poor. Instead, this piece is simply about the way the Government of Bangladesh is handling the status of Grameen’s founder (and his perceived threat for the ruling...
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Posted in Uncategorized | 50 Comments »

Dipu Moni is wrong

March 5, 2011
Arshad Mahmud
Dipu Moni is wrong

It appears that our foreign minister did not quite grasp the diplomatic fallout it would cause with the United States by the unceremonious sacking of Nobel winner Muhammad Yunus from the Grameen Bank.
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Posted in Development | 35 Comments »

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