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How many roads must a city lay...

How many roads must a city lay...

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Mon, Jul 13 2015

To some extent, congestion is part of the price for living in a successful, densely populated mega-cityUrban...

Getting beyond boundaries?

Getting beyond boundaries?

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Tue, Jun 2 2015

A day can be a long time in politics. On Saturday, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi hyped...

Democracies at war over genocide

Democracies at war over genocide

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Sat, Mar 28 2015

The Blood Telegram by Gary Bass is the best single account of how the United States responded to the...

If Malcolm X came back today

If Malcolm X came back today

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Sun, Mar 1 2015

Last month saw the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, the visionary African-American...

Blasphemy lies in the eye of the...

Blasphemy lies in the eye of the...

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Wed, Feb 18 2015

Red wine is a sinful intoxicant to Muslims, but a sacrament to Catholics, one man’s meat is another man’s...

William Dalrymple: A South Asian love...

William Dalrymple: A South Asian love...

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Sat, Nov 22 2014

The highly accomplished and widely read historian William Dalrymple proved excellent company during our...

Hello Draconia

Hello Draconia

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Tue, Sep 30 2014

Do we really want to be known as a country that locks people up for writing a satirical song or disagreeing...

Scotland’s dreaming

Scotland’s dreaming

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Tue, Sep 9 2014

As a politician who once campaigned on the phrase ‘broken Britain,’ Cameron must now be dreading the...

BHL in Dhaka

BHL in Dhaka

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Tue, May 27 2014

Bernard-Henri Lévy visited Bangladesh for two days in April to launch the translation of his 1973 book...

Time to pay up

Time to pay up

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Wed, Apr 23 2014

The Clean Clothes Campaign which supports the Arrangement is urging consumers around the world to write...

Sums of human happiness

Sums of human happiness

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Sun, Apr 13 2014

‘While money can’t buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery’“Facts are...

And the first Bangladeshi fund to sign...

And the first Bangladeshi fund to sign...

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Fri, Apr 4 2014

There is a huge amount of international interest in ethical and responsible business issues within BangladeshApologies...

Bangladesh in the world economy

Bangladesh in the world economy

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Thu, Mar 27 2014

As Bangladesh reaches its 43rd Independence day, it stands on the threshold of a new era of growth, which...

Compulsory national anthems, no...

Compulsory national anthems, no...

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Tue, Mar 11 2014

A madrasa ought to be free to follow its own path. After all, it’s a free country, isn’t it?Sometimes...

Every day is like Gunday

Every day is like Gunday

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Fri, Feb 28 2014

Competing countries and ideologies will often have radically different narrativesFirst things first....

Is it a good idea to give away a good...

Is it a good idea to give away a good...

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Fri, Feb 21 2014

Getting the balance right between benefits to society and the moral and economic arguments for rewarding...

When will the value of a Bangladeshi...

When will the value of a Bangladeshi...

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Tue, Feb 18 2014

In the long run industry standards must rise to appreciate the value of the workers’ livesEveryone acknowledges...

Biman, Cobain, and the leaving of a...

Biman, Cobain, and the leaving of a...

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Fri, Jan 31 2014

Would the world be better off if all the talent and money in advertising was used in other ways?Biman...

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...

Half a world away

Half a world away

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Fri, Nov 29 2013

The people who named the Dhaka-Kolkata train as an “express” when it barely averages 20 miles an hour...

Hey Hay, what can I say?

Hey Hay, what can I say?

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Mon, Nov 18 2013

At Hay Dhaka, as at literary festivals everywhere, hardly a discussion went by without one panelist or...