Posts Tagged ‘ Politics ’

Does Bangladesh need mid-term elections?

August 8, 2015
Abdul Gaffar Choudhury
Does Bangladesh need mid-term elections?

BNP has suddenly taken a new political turn. For the longest time they have been demanding a general election to be held under a neutral caretaker government. To force the government to accept their demand, they launched two movements before and after the January 5 election in association with Jamaat. They killed people indiscriminately throughout...
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics | 14 Comments »

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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The glory and the agony

July 22, 2015
Syed Badrul Ahsan
The glory and the agony

Sometime at the end of July 1975, Tajuddin Ahmad came by ominous news. Elements in the army were busy conspiring to remove the government of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Worse, they planned to assassinate the Father of the Nation. Tajuddin, at that point outside government, having resigned in October of the previous year, rushed...
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Posted in 1971, History, Politics, South Asia | 11 Comments »

Bloggers are victims of the new war of two fanatic groups

July 12, 2015
Afsan Chowdhury
Bloggers are victims of the new war of two fanatic groups

“Freedom” has become one of the most contested words today. Supporting “freedom” is no longer just about chasing an ideal, but also an idea or “strategy” around which several wars have been or are being fought. They are also about unresolved problems of history and uneven development. It’s an uneasy thought that while most...
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Posted in Religious Extremism | 9 Comments »

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