Posts Tagged ‘ West ’

Does the tail wag the dog?

November 29, 2013
A. Rahman
Does the tail wag the dog?

After years of antagonism on the nuclear issue between Iran on the one hand and the West (five Permanent Members of the Security Council (P5) + Germany)
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A prize for literature or political reality?

November 15, 2012
Mushfique Ahmed
A prize for literature or political reality?

This year’s Nobel Award in Literature, no doubt, points to a shift for the Swedish Academy. Was it a change of heart? May be; or perhaps, they decided to go off the script for a realistic change.
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The East, the West and the in-betweens

February 12, 2012
Irfan Chowdhury
The East, the West and the in-betweens

“East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet” is a famous line from Rudyard Kipling‘s poem the ‘The Ballad of East and West’. I was frequently quoted this line in my youth, whenever I tried to emulate western lifestyles.
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What’s up with us Westerners?

February 5, 2012
Frank Domenico Cipriani
What’s up with us Westerners?

“Man, they rebuked me in Bangladesh!” I was sitting in the kitchen at the school where I am an instructor. I was reading to my colleagues from the many comments I had received for my last piece of writing.
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On the question of globalisation

March 28, 2011
Aly Zaker
On the question of globalisation

There is an increasing demand for making this world smaller and of late, the buzz word ‘globalisation’ is becoming ever so popular. While I subscribe fully to the core idea of globalisation, I am tempted to further the discussion by referring to some of my personal observations.
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Bismillah, and independence — the noble loneliness

March 28, 2011
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Bismillah, and independence — the noble loneliness

I have read, with great interest, of the arguments for and against inclusion of ‘Bismillah’ in the Constitution of Bangladesh. It got me thinking. I know a wonderful mild-mannered man. He is wise and grandfatherly. This friend of mine is at peace with himself, and to be in his presence is to experience joy.
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Towards understanding Islam in postcolonial world order — Part I

November 25, 2010
Taj Hashmi
Towards understanding Islam in postcolonial world order — Part I

Overview As the discord between modern and traditional Muslims is ideological by nature, so is the conflict between Islam and the West. And ideology is more about power, influence and identity than a mere reflection of culture and belief system. While modern Muslim elites are unwilling to concede power and privileges to the mullahs, most...
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