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Memories of Khaled Musharraf

  It is November again. It is time to remember the War of Liberation, when Khaled Musharraf perfected the art of guerilla warfare against the occupation Pakistan army. He was a hands-on soldier, in that conventional sense of the meaning, and Thursday, November 9th, 2017

TIFF focuses beyond entertainment

  When we plunge ourselves deep within the thrilling world of movies coming out of Hollywood or Bollywood production lines, we often forget that films can also play important role beyond the one of providing us brief entertainment in our hectic Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Tragedy in November 1975 . . .

  Independent Bangladesh took a major blow in the early hours of 3 November 1975 when the soldiers who had gunned down Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family nearly three months earlier swooped on the four national leaders in the Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

The censor has no clothes, in Digital Bangladesh

  Our ruling establishment is stuck in the Bronze Age while society has gone digital. The result is a clash of eras, epochs even, that has spilled over into the media space.  The best example of this is the unwritten and  Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

KIFF finding its distinct voice

  In Japan film festivals are often seen by outsiders as a congested pack where each try hard to get its distinct voice heard far and wide. However, except for a handful of festivals like the Tokyo International, the majority of Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Bangabandhu, Tajuddin … and our sad history

  There is a whole raft of reasons why Tajuddin Ahmad will not be forgotten by this nation. And it is particularly in October when memories of the man who led the battlefield struggle for national liberation are reignited, enough to Thursday, October 26th, 2017

‘No permanent friends, only interests’

  The term is often used in politics and increasingly heard in geopolitics.  This refers the most to India, our friend and ally in 1971 and whom some of us thought was our friend for life.  This is absurd and doesn’t Thursday, October 26th, 2017

The Prime Minister and the Rohingyas

  In September, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came forth with a concrete plan on what the world must do to assist Myanmar’s Rohingyas in their struggle for survival. In her five-point plan, spelt out in the course of her address at Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The unedifying debate around Justice Sinha

  The demarcation of territory between the judiciary and the executive in Bangladesh has been getting blurred of late. One does not require much wisdom to comprehend the inglorious way in which the ruling political class has effectively created a crisis Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Justice Sinha episode: Did professional media pass the test?

  Mainstream, professional or whatever paid media is called nowadays faced two crises in the latest Sinha episode. It became prone to sensational and superficial reporting and in a bid to compete with each other and social media. And it didn’t Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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