Posts Tagged ‘ Politics ’

Children of greater gods: Is Coco really to blame?

June 29, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
Children of greater gods: Is Coco really to blame?

It is easy to blame children of gods when things are down. Take the case of Coco, Zia’s youngest son who has recently been convicted of money laundering and sentenced to jail. No one thinks that the children of our gods are prisoners of the same history that made their parents divine in the...
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The Weiner affair: chauvinism and American politics

June 27, 2011
Frank Domenico Cipriani
The Weiner affair: chauvinism and American politics

I have a full spate of articles to write this week, but none, in and of themselves quite merit the usual 1500 words I like to write. While this may be true, what is equally true is that I am incapable of saying anything meaningful in 140 characters or less. Yet, my professional obligation...
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The American “Promise”

June 14, 2011
Frank Domenico Cipriani
The American “Promise”

I am a youth baseball coach. I have been for the last 15 years. In that time, I have tried to remind myself that the meaning of victory for an 11-year-old is different from the definition of victory for a parent. When I make promises to my young players, I keep them, despite the...
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Ziaur Rahman: the kind of statesman we need now

May 30, 2011
Rumi Ahmed
Ziaur Rahman: the kind of statesman we need now

Today is the 30th death anniversary of President Ziaur Rahman. This anniversary comes at a time when Zia, his image, contribution and his philosophy are under fiercest attack ever. After decades of relentless attack on Zia, the war hero and Zia the statesman, after abysmal failure of Zia’s party to portray him appropriately and...
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Does Bangladesh need caretaker government any longer?

April 13, 2011
Matiur Rahman
Does Bangladesh need caretaker government any longer?

Our long-cherished dream is to have competent and honest democratic governments in succession with smooth transition and transfer of power. To ensure the aforementioned, all the elections must be fair and impartial under a truly independent Election Commission (EC), composed of non-partisan, capable and bold individuals. The politicians must have a mindset to accept...
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Shiraj Shikder, Mujib, Taher, Zia: Bangladesh’s blood parade truth still unknown

January 23, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
Shiraj Shikder, Mujib, Taher, Zia: Bangladesh’s blood parade truth still unknown

The intervention of the court to find out what really transpired that led to the hanging of Col. Taher is welcomed. It is significant not just because Taher was a man of history with many followers and admirers but also because his death is still shrouded in mystery.
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One person’s cause and bashing of judiciary

October 21, 2010
Hasan Reza
One person’s cause and bashing of judiciary

The recent High Court verdict has rejected the former prime minister and BNP chairperson’s plea to retain her former (since court has ruled against it) residence in the cantonment. The BNP reacted against the verdict vigorously and apparently threatened the government with street agitation and other unstated political actions to protect the chairperson’s presumed...
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Please set the priorities right

November 25, 2009
Mahbub Ullah
Please set the priorities right

The current economic scene of the country is highly disturbing, says the academic.
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