Posts Tagged ‘ Mobile phone ’

Should the state dictate how to speak and use Bangla?

February 28, 2012
Shafquat Rabbee
Should the state dictate how to speak and use Bangla?

Some folks with love for Bangla and power in hand are passing busy days in Bangladesh. The honourable prime minister has just confirmed that it will be mandatory for all “basic cellular phones” to have Bangla keyboards.
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Bangladesh at a crossroads?

February 18, 2012
Adnan Morshed
Bangladesh at a crossroads?

Recently, I spent more than three months in Bangladesh. At the risk of sounding boastful, I had in mind the Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville’s travelogue Democracy in America (appearing in two volumes in 1835 and 1840) as a prop to observe and understand the country.
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