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As a poet lives, she writes

As a poet lives, she writes

Arts & Letters

Sat, Jun 9 2018

A review of 'Across Oceans'

Jimmy Hoffa is in Bangladesh

Jimmy Hoffa is in Bangladesh

Arts & Letters

Sat, Jan 6 2018

A poem by Ikhtisad Ahmed

India in thirteen stories

India in thirteen stories

Arts & Letters

Thu, Jan 4 2018

Mahesh Rao’s 'One Point Two Billion' is the perfect apolitically political book through which to have...

The Vegetarian: A defiance to be...

The Vegetarian: A defiance to be...

Arts & Letters

Sun, Oct 8 2017

A review of Han Kang’s Man Booker International 2016 winning novel, 'The Vegetarian.'

History is not enough

History is not enough

Arts & Letters

Thu, Apr 6 2017

Recounting the fictional tale of Kalinoor, created on the template of the famous Kohinoor, Dark Diamond...

The defenestration of secularism

The defenestration of secularism

Ikhtisad Ahmed , Ikhtisad Ahmed

Thu, Apr 21 2016

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina knows the pain of loss better than most. She has lived with it since the...

Sorry, not sorry

Sorry, not sorry

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Tue, Dec 1 2015

It isn’t always easy to apologise“Sorry” is the hardest word to say. This difficulty is the...

There is only one F-word

There is only one F-word

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Mon, Nov 23 2015

Governments based on black-and-white religious values have always been problematicTwenty-first century...

Words have power

Words have power

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Mon, Nov 16 2015

Paris has been dominating news coverage. But what about other cities?First it was countries: Afghanistan,...

An apology, not an apologist

An apology, not an apologist

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Mon, Nov 2 2015

We are all guilty of this culture of violence This is an apology. It was meant to be a professional...

Keep calm and carry on

Keep calm and carry on

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Mon, Oct 26 2015

Tony Blair’s apology about the Iraq war isn’t really an apology at allTony Blair, the narcissist and...

God forbid

God forbid

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Mon, Oct 19 2015

In the UK, the concept of terrorism is often used as a political ployThe current Bangladeshi government...

The killing field

The killing field

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Tue, May 19 2015

Murder is the most efficient method of controlling the population -- its mind and its numbers. Bangladesh...

A counting up of actions

A counting up of actions

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Mon, May 4 2015

Absolute power, repeated as a mantra, is a self-fulfilling prophecy that produces only one outcomeIt...

Winter of Discontent

Winter of Discontent

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Fri, Apr 3 2015

Let us not forget This winter of our discontent; Withered leaves Paving the streets, Strewn...

The circus is coming to town

The circus is coming to town

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Mon, Mar 30 2015

Even in the capital, they are vastly outnumbered by the middle and lower classes who cannot be trusted...

The business of independence

The business of independence

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Sat, Mar 28 2015

Forty-four years are not enough to wash away the scars of war. Today, however, is a day that epitomises...

Crimes of humanity

Crimes of humanity

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Tue, Mar 3 2015

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, and Yemen have many similarities. They are states that are...

The art of ruling the minds

The art of ruling the minds

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Mon, Feb 23 2015

People are suffering, and nothing is being done to put a definitive end to this and constructively pave...

Last year’s words

Last year’s words

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Fri, Feb 20 2015

The irony of writing about Ekushey in English is not lost on me. The failure of the narrow, perhaps naïve,...

No aliens are human

No aliens are human

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Tue, Feb 17 2015

Immigration and imperialism are the bastard children of the myth of the WestThe immigrants are coming....