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Myanmar’s murderous methods

Myanmar’s murderous methods

Zeeshan Khan

Wed, Sep 13 2017

The Myanmar army must be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court

Chinese whispers

Chinese whispers

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Tue, Feb 16 2016

Do we really need to take works of art off the wall?The recently concluded Dhaka Art Summit, the world’s...

We are the victors, not them

We are the victors, not them

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Tue, Dec 15 2015

Most Pakistanis are sold a false narrative of 1971Much has been made about comments by the Pakistani...

Everybody on one side

Everybody on one side

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Tue, Oct 27 2015

We need to stand together against the ideology of Salafist supremacyA thick pall hangs over Dhaka today....

Are you relieved?

Are you relieved?

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Tue, May 12 2015

Religious sentiment is being manipulated, albeit for a decent cause, but for something that is not essentially...

Determining Bangladesh

Determining Bangladesh

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Thu, Mar 26 2015

The right to self-determination is a much coveted thing. People and nations across the world fight for...

The Islamist narrative - Part II

The Islamist narrative - Part II

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Tue, Sep 9 2014

What is needed is a robust political solution that can provide a viable blueprint for responsible statecraft,...

The Islamist narrative - Part I

The Islamist narrative - Part I

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Mon, Sep 8 2014

It never occurs to these people, Salafists most often, that the actual ‘bidah’ or innovation might be...

Partition’s parting shots

Partition’s parting shots

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Mon, Aug 18 2014

And what we still haven’t learned from the partition of IndiaThe Partition of India and the vivisection...

Secularism, thy name is Bangladesh

Secularism, thy name is Bangladesh

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Thu, Jun 26 2014

At least one country in the region still flies its secular colours high, and contrary to popular belief,...

The beautiful game

The beautiful game

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Tue, Jun 17 2014

It’s a great leveller, and manages to transcend rigid class hierarchies to present us with a world where...

The same side of different coins

The same side of different coins

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Thu, May 15 2014

By attacking the religious orientation of their opponents, the AL and INC haven’t weakened them, they...

Modi fiction for a Modi-fication

Modi fiction for a Modi-fication

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Sat, May 10 2014

Modi consumes the Hindu version of right-wing extremist propaganda that creates imagined realities based...

Can we evolve?

Can we evolve?

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Wed, Apr 23 2014

The most encouraging outcome of this tragedy has been the national outpouring of supportA year on since...

Independence does not a citizen...

Independence does not a citizen...

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Thu, Mar 27 2014

Bangladeshi nationalism contains copious amounts of flag-waving and anthem singing; we are quick to extol...

Independence does not  a citizen...

Independence does not a citizen...

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Thu, Mar 27 2014

Bangladeshi nationalism contains copious amounts of flag-waving and anthem singing; we are quick to extol...

A referendum in Rakhine state?

A referendum in Rakhine state?

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Wed, Mar 19 2014

A solution can be sought in a referendum to separate Sittwe and Muangdaw from Rakhine state and join...

Le Bangla Francophonie

Le Bangla Francophonie

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Sun, Feb 23 2014

Tracing the history of French colonialism and amity in Bengal It’s a little known fact that the...

In so many Words

In so many Words

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Thu, Feb 20 2014

Today, February 21 belongs not just to Bangladesh but also to the worldLanguages are fascinating, living...

The year of the snake

The year of the snake

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Tue, Dec 31 2013

The Chinese year of the snake began on February 2013 and will end in January 2014. Snakes are regarded...

Justice for all, lobbying for some

Justice for all, lobbying for some

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Thu, Dec 19 2013

It’s of extreme significance that the ‘Muslims leaders all over the Muslim world’ were not upset when...