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The need for democracy

The need for democracy

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Wed, Dec 18 2013

High street retailers like H&M and others are yet to find alternate producers in India or Cambodia...

Person at the back of the bus

Person at the back of the bus

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Tue, Dec 17 2013

When millions of dollars are lost every day in different business sectors, business people suffer, the...

Manmohan Singh’s last chance

Manmohan Singh’s last chance

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Tue, Dec 17 2013

The sharp rise in voter turnout and the shift of votes away from the Congress shows that a strong anti-incumbency...

Children in a pressure cooker?

Children in a pressure cooker?

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Tue, Dec 17 2013

Looking at their curriculum, syllabuses, homework and workload often reminded me of the mechanics of...

Who cast my ballot, damn it!

Who cast my ballot, damn it!

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Mon, Dec 16 2013

Instead of giving people the voting rights, the ruling party has snatched these away in broad daylight....

Towards post-2020 climate

Towards post-2020 climate

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Mon, Dec 16 2013

A commitment to interim financing would be a good trust-building gesture and it will also give momentum...

At the margins of homogeneity

At the margins of homogeneity

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Mon, Dec 16 2013

Funny, isn’t it, that the land, that inalienable heritage of ancestors on which a people live and their...

December eclipsed

December eclipsed

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Sun, Dec 15 2013

This year, we celebrate Victory Day at a moment when political intransigence coupled with bigoted views...

High hopes

High hopes

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Sun, Dec 15 2013

Can we dispense with these political thugs? We cannot possibly dispense with our politicians. They represent...

In the years since victory

In the years since victory

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Sun, Dec 15 2013

There may be differences of opinion regarding our successes in achieving our goals. But successes have...

For a better democracy

For a better democracy

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Sat, Dec 14 2013

There is hardly anyone who would disagree with the statement that democracy is not running properly in...

Interfaith monologues

Interfaith monologues

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Sat, Dec 14 2013

The need for interfaith understanding today remains unarguably acute. It is sharpened by the polarisation...

Still in the stalemate

Still in the stalemate

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Sat, Dec 14 2013

We have never seen such violence in any opposition protest in recent times, not in the four decades since...

The power of ideas

The power of ideas

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Fri, Dec 13 2013

If we are to truly honour the sacrifice these brilliant individuals made, we must never forget that they...

The promise of the war crimes...

The promise of the war crimes...

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Fri, Dec 13 2013

The defendants do not deserve better than they have received, but their victims and the Bangladeshi people...

What the ICC can do

What the ICC can do

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Fri, Dec 13 2013

It is argued Bangladesh’s political leaders including the president, prime minister and elected and non-elected...

A fearless witness against the Butcher...

A fearless witness against the Butcher...

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Fri, Dec 13 2013

He came back to his beloved motherland only to give testimony against the ‘Butcher of Mirpur.’ He gave...

Shame on me

Shame on me

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Thu, Dec 12 2013

I felt ashamed again by helplessly watching countless Bangladeshis killed. There are very few examples...

A foreign policy collision course?

A foreign policy collision course?

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Thu, Dec 12 2013

Are Bangladeshi diplomats allowed to go and meet Indian leaders and ask them not to join in an alliance...

If politics were a game of cricket

If politics were a game of cricket

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Thu, Dec 12 2013

If Stuart Broad himself was the umpire, would he have declared himself out? Very unlikely indeed! ...

Closer than you may think, Mandela and...

Closer than you may think, Mandela and...

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Wed, Dec 11 2013

Mujib’s memory today is tarnished in part by the willingness of Bangladeshis to always look for the worst...