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The song of Achilles

The song of Achilles

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Mon, Jan 20 2014

As the adage goes, he who fights and runs away lives to fight another dayDon’t cry for me Bangladesh....

Election games

Election games

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Sun, Jan 19 2014

Western countries will gradually accept the elections, but with public pronouncement for a desire for...

Dhaka derby: Lost euphoria, frayed...

Dhaka derby: Lost euphoria, frayed...

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Sun, Jan 19 2014

If you were a Mohammedan or Abahani player, that was your identity till you hung your bootsI would give...

The ballot that beat all parties

The ballot that beat all parties

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Sat, Jan 18 2014

What happened to the masses who broadly remained spectators during the electoral process? What went wrong...

Good governance is key

Good governance is key

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Sat, Jan 18 2014

Good governance is the ultimate goal. If a government can deliver that, the question of its legitimacy...

An innings defeat?

An innings defeat?

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Sat, Jan 18 2014

If this were a game of cricket, the magnitude of the BNP’s loss could be considered an innings defeatOne...

Staying competitive

Staying competitive

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Fri, Jan 17 2014

Constituting 82% of the country’s export, the success of the sector remains central to Bangladesh’s dreams...

Another election soon?

Another election soon?

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Fri, Jan 17 2014

Opposition parties should also think wisely. Violence is not the way to realise demandsThe election is...

Washington’s options?

Washington’s options?

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Fri, Jan 17 2014

Although Bangladesh is not vitally important to US foreign relations, the US has previously utilised...

AL and BNP need to rescue each...

AL and BNP need to rescue each...

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Thu, Jan 16 2014

The BNP has weakened itself by not participating in the election which may have borne the party a great...

Avoiding constitutional face-off

Avoiding constitutional face-off

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Thu, Jan 16 2014

In the future, both the government and the Election Commission should do their homework cautiously to...

The whipsaw of politics

The whipsaw of politics

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Thu, Jan 16 2014

Politics demands an acknowledgement that the political pendulum, like the whipsaw, swings both waysAnyone...

Challenges ahead

Challenges ahead

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Wed, Jan 15 2014

Never in the past has the right political environment mattered so much for BangladeshThe last year has...

On the tipping point?

On the tipping point?

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Wed, Jan 15 2014

The ruling party of most one-party states started with elections, legitimate or not, which gave them...

Justice Habibur Rahman: Conscience of...

Justice Habibur Rahman: Conscience of...

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Wed, Jan 15 2014

He was a remarkable person. Modest, humble, and firm in his beliefs and convictionsIf Justice Habibur...

What next, Bangladesh?

What next, Bangladesh?

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Mon, Jan 13 2014

The BNP has tried twice to manipulate the government apparatus in order to win the election. They just...

Some are more equal

Some are more equal

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Mon, Jan 13 2014

The world, shorn of the laughable notion of equality, wants and needs monarchs and chieftains. Bangladesh...

Not a man of peace

Not a man of peace

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Mon, Jan 13 2014

His death is not a mourning affair, for his hands are still drenched in bloodAriel Sharon had been in...

The postman knocks twice

The postman knocks twice

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Sun, Jan 12 2014

The cycle goes on and on, and Bangladesh lives through the insanity of doing the same thing over and...

Croissants and some forbidden...

Croissants and some forbidden...

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Sun, Jan 12 2014

The wicked behaviour of world leaders hardly detracts from their image – they get the ‘rogue’ labelled...

Backing Bangladesh

Backing Bangladesh

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Sun, Jan 12 2014

India is too close a neighbour to play a partisan role in favouring any political party in BangladeshBy...