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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....

Making murder respectable

Making murder respectable

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Mon, Feb 2 2015

The concerned citizens of Bangladesh need to turn to these positive modelsIt is difficult for people...

A right, without interference

A right, without interference

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Mon, Jan 26 2015

Illegal surveillance, using advanced technology that may not even be available to the masses, is a favourite...

Two players and a grenade

Two players and a grenade

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Mon, Jan 5 2015

An entire population remains hostage to a pathetic game of badminton, where the two players are not ageing...

Friend of poverty

Friend of poverty

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Mon, Dec 29 2014

There are more beggars than billionaires in Bangladesh, but the pandemic is a problem only if it is seenHighlighting...

Writing history

Writing history

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Mon, Dec 15 2014

That precious freedom was obtained over four decades ago, from injustice, oppression, and despotismMidlife...

Dictated by desire

Dictated by desire

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Mon, Nov 17 2014

The false choices present the irreconcilable conundrum of having parliaments mired in polluted bureaucracy...

Aren’t we gullible?

Aren’t we gullible?

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Mon, Nov 10 2014

People continue to look for fairies, even if they are not, and have never been, realCousins Elsie and...

Branded

Branded

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Mon, Nov 3 2014

The defenestration of Russell Brand, easy as it is, conceals the fear felt by the eliteA bearded, long-haired...

Line in the sand

Line in the sand

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Mon, Oct 27 2014

Freedoms of speech, thought, and expression do not promulgate lacks of respect and sensitivity. Making...

Party time

Party time

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Mon, Oct 20 2014

There are myriad instances of single-party states being encouraged and endorsed by the US and the UK...

Indelible stamp

Indelible stamp

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Wed, Oct 15 2014

There is a need to raise someone’s profile or lend someone credibility, awards are a handy toolWhen the...

Jungle booked

Jungle booked

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Mon, Sep 29 2014

Culture is the lifeblood of civilisation, not the plaything nor the preserve of the elitesIn 2012, a...

O conspiracy!

O conspiracy!

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Mon, Sep 22 2014

Nepotistic political elites have successfully labelled healthy curiosity, necessary scepticism, and warranted...

Education damnation

Education damnation

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Mon, Sep 15 2014

The realities in a country like Bangladesh make it difficult to make the case for education according...

Kill first

Kill first

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Mon, Sep 1 2014

Positive or affirmative action is a plaster applied to a gangrenous wound, prettied by being painted...

Public, private, and secret

Public, private, and secret

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Tue, Aug 19 2014

The development of privacy laws with regards to data is a recent and subjective phenomenonThe 19th and...

Great stage of fools

Great stage of fools

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Mon, Jul 21 2014

The US has indulged this British creation because it benefits both states and their carefully crafted...

Imagine Sisyphus happy

Imagine Sisyphus happy

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Mon, Jul 14 2014

The trouble with impersonating Sisyphus is that, unlike him, people and countries are vulnerable to exhaustionReason...