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Colonial Granny

March 19, 2014
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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 deception.
You promoted Jamaat to keep us in darkness
You expected us to embrace Jihad of ugliness.
Your this innocent smile is a killer
I don’t think Fellowship Award can be a healer.

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Give me some sunshine; give me some rain

November 28, 2013
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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 Hutu-Tutsi clash theory has paved the way for American interference in the internal matters of Bangladesh.…

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Hamid Mir: A rose not to be taken

July 30, 2013
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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 Press Club demanding Pakistan’s apology for the genocide of 1971. Hamid Mir became a hero in…

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Poverty, policies and politics – US election 2012

November 5, 2012
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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 race. This time to pick the cost of commander-in-chief is nearly three billion dollars and…

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Poverty, policy and Politics…

November 4, 2012
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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 policies are not working. That’s the reason these states are all in deep poverty. It is partially true,…

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

October 21, 2012
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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, what Redwan Nafis did or did not do is the…

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Corruption-crippled development

May 30, 2012
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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 by ruling party stalwarts, and these days even by incumbent senior ministers. But our prime…

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Color of the Capital

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 related to our life—along with that changing the colors. This very city Dhaka, which was once of the same height to that…

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US-Bangladesh ‘security co-operation’ & China

May 6, 2012
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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 review their ‘security cooperation’. The Secretary reached Dhaka in the evening and instead of wasting any time in resting, she sat…

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The ‘disappearance’ phenomenon and …

May 1, 2012
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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 name is the countable one! Well, do you think that the…

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