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Neither a cow nor a goat! A camel...

Neither a cow nor a goat! A camel...

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Sun, Oct 13 2013

For several days after Eid, meat-based feasts will rule until one day we become fed-up and crave some...

From smoking Kalashnikovs to sporting...

From smoking Kalashnikovs to sporting...

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Sun, Oct 6 2013

In Afghanistan, from the ashes of war rise stars in football and cricket There is widespread corruption,...

Operator, get me Tehran!

Operator, get me Tehran!

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Sun, Sep 29 2013

Obama-Rouhani phone conversation looks to détente but not docility It’s a season for thaws. The...

Serpent in Eden: Saint by day, a little...

Serpent in Eden: Saint by day, a little...

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Sun, Sep 22 2013

A tale of unravelling Dhaka after dark The lobby of the hotel wears a totally different look after...

Serpent in Eden: Vice for the poor,...

Serpent in Eden: Vice for the poor,...

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Sun, Sep 15 2013

Much hypocrisy surrounds this crusade to cleanse society, which targets poorer women in low cost establishments...

Learn to take no for an answer

Learn to take no for an answer

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Sun, Sep 8 2013

Killings of women for turning down men point to concealed social aberrations Several surveys on...

Saff Championship: No miracles in modern...

Saff Championship: No miracles in modern...

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Sun, Sep 1 2013

The test for the regional crown begins Many football lovers may have been peeved while some were left...

Saff Championship: No miracles in modern...

Saff Championship: No miracles in modern...

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Sun, Sep 1 2013

The test for the regional crown begins Many football lovers may have been peeved while some were left...

A cricketer and a model

A cricketer and a model

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Sun, Aug 25 2013

Let’s stop demonising everything from Pakistan Demanding an apology for 1971 war crimes...

What is love? Ananta Jalil has the...

What is love? Ananta Jalil has the...

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Tue, Aug 20 2013

After all, if Superman can cover continents in seconds, why not AJ? He is among other things a superhero......

What is love? Ananta Jalil has the...

What is love? Ananta Jalil has the...

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Tue, Aug 20 2013

After all, if Superman can cover continents in seconds, why not AJ? He is among other things a superhero......

Snowden’s frost

Snowden’s frost

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Sun, Aug 11 2013

How one whistle-blower revives the cold war era It is only apt that a person named Snowden should...

Facade of puritanism in our social...

Facade of puritanism in our social...

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Mon, Aug 5 2013

Exploitation of a woman by a teacher necessitates a candid discussion On the surface, we are supposed...

Dutch plan falters at the first...

Dutch plan falters at the first...

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Mon, Jul 29 2013

Debacle in Nepal sends grim warning for football’s future A foreigner once told this writer his (astute)...

A great raconteur but a flawed man

A great raconteur but a flawed man

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Mon, Jul 22 2013

Understanding the disconnect between Humayun Ahmed’s work and the life he lived Someone...

Thrilling revolutions, prosaic...

Thrilling revolutions, prosaic...

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Fri, Jul 12 2013

Despite the realisation that uprisings have more romance than reality, we still love them Revolutions...

Plassey, 1757: Beyond villains, conspiracies...

Plassey, 1757: Beyond villains, conspiracies...

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Mon, Jul 1 2013

For Mir Jafar, the title of the ultimate traitor seems to be reserved for eternity The movie portrayal...

‘Oi,’ police- behave!

‘Oi,’ police- behave!

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Wed, Jun 26 2013

Regrettably, our police seem to be lacking in common courtesy That law enforcers will stop a vehicle...

I like to listen and watch (in...

I like to listen and watch (in...

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Tue, Jun 18 2013

Are we entering an era of government-sponsored voyeurism? Amidst the hoopla over the Snowden revelations,...

Is Ashraful the scapegoat?

Is Ashraful the scapegoat?

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Sat, Jun 8 2013

Ashraful made a mistake, but to truly understand venality in sports the behind-the-game machinations...

Sex, bribes and the gentleman’s...

Sex, bribes and the gentleman’s...

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Tue, May 28 2013

The institution that is cricket has been permanently desecrated A mentally stimulating day on the...