Democracy and development

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In a few days India goes to the polls. Geopolitics and related interests aside the sheer number of its prospective voters, over 800 million set to choose

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Where have all the flowers gone?

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‘Where have all the flowers gone?’ as the revolutionary folksong legend Pete Seeger used to sing creating unwarily stirring impact on the youth’s mind to make them dream for a better world to live in, and while marching toward that end he exploded with passion, ‘We shall overcome.’ He died but left his deep resonant… Read more »

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Can Bangladesh survive this election?

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The 2014 election may well be the most significant elections we have ever had in Bangladesh. It didn’t look or feel much like an election with paltry voter turnouts, violence in several centres and chalking up

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Election, what election?

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Bangladesh is now going through a perverse electoral process that may be termed without doubt a pure farcical election. Nowhere, in the whole world, an election similar to this under the pretext

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