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Colonial Granny

Colonial Granny O Granny, My excellent colonial nanny Your art of looting is extremely Funny You collected Koh-e-Noor and jewel You stole money for your royal fuel. So sweet, you gave me a big reception I knew for sure it was your graceful [...]

Give me some sunshine; give me some rain

The situation in Bangladesh is grave. As it bleeds it gets leads in western media. Media houses like Al-Jazeera, New York Times and Guardian portray Bangladesh violence as a power struggle between the two major political parties. This stereotypical [...]

Hamid Mir: A rose not to be taken

Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir’s recent article in daily Jang, asking for the release of Ghulam Azam, the Bangladesh mastermind of ‘71 war crimes, appeared as a surprise gift for those who witnessed Mir’s photo session in front of Islamabad [...]

Poverty, policies and politics – US election 2012

So this story starts where I ended the last one. The election has become a mega marketing campaign. The group who’ll sell their product better with bigger ad campaign, more mail in marketing material and confident salesmen will win the [...]

Poverty, policy and Politics…

According to US census in 2011 Mississippi’s poverty rate was 22.6; New Mexico 21.5, Louisiana 20.4, Kentucky 19.1, South Carolina 18.9, Texas 18.5. All up from 2010. Funny thing is, it’s easy to say that President Obama’s [...]

The ‘capture’ of the ‘boy terrorist’ and Bangladeshi youth

A typical Dhaka city boy. Ideal School ’06 batch, Dhaka College ’08, North South University. I don’t know him personally, but I do know many of his school friends, who are as shocked as his parents at what he has turned out to be. However, [...]

Corruption-crippled development

Whatever the extent of corruption in Bangladesh is, it has been prevailing here since long, and reportedly in large scale for the last decade. It’s proved in surveys and also through the number of corruption cases, media reports and remarks [...]

Color of the Capital

Changed is the roadsides, interior, fashion. Mobile phone replaced yellow envelope. Toiletries have changed, and so the ornaments, and even, the book cover, banking, entertainment, car model, get-up, coffee mug, social gathering etc.—everything [...]

US-Bangladesh ‘security co-operation’ & China

Well, Bangladesh-US ‘security relation’ finally comes out of the curtain. On Saturday the visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Bangladesh foreign minister declared that the two countries will sit together annually to [...]

The ‘disappearance’ phenomenon and …

In the end it’s the game of politics. It’s the blame game legacy of the two key political parties of Bangladesh- the Awami League and the BNP. The parties, the media, even the people do not care about the number of disappeared. Only the [...]
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