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Lost dawns and rainbow mornings

  “You seem to have obtained the highest marks in English at this year’s HSC examinations,” he told me. And he was a teacher, young and formidable-looking, on the viva board for the English Department admission test. It was September 1975 Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Our free pass on sexual harassment

  Reading Western media can be quite a scary experience nowadays as everyday one celebrity after another is exposed as a sexual predator. What began as a entertainment industry horror show has extended far beyond that and it seems that sexual Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Loudspeakers and the right to silence

  The recent death of elderly person after being beaten up by neighbours who were taking revenge for his protests against loud noise parties is a good example of the state of our civic life. Everyday we face traffic jams and Thursday, January 25th, 2018

A rickshaw ride through wintry mists

  Notwithstanding the fact that, in this part of the world, we are not much familiar with Siberia and its quivering cold weather, but are somehow aware that Siberian plains occupy 4,950,000 square miles of land with long bitterly cold winter Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Recalling Mass Upsurge Day

  Mass Upsurge Day falls on 24 January. It came about five decades ago in Bangladesh on 24 January 1969. It was a sustained, truly mass struggle, confronting ferocious backlash by our people perpetrated on us by the savage Pakistani rulers Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Netaji is part of our folklore

  Seventy two years after he died or went missing, in the corporeal sense of the meaning, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose continues to exert tremendous influence on Bengali lives. It is therefore only natural that in this month of his end, Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Michael Madhusudan Dutta Bright star of Bengali literature

  On the occasion of his 194th birth anniversary today (1824-1873) let us remember the outstanding contribution of Michael Madhusudan Dutt, a pioneer writer in Bengali literature. He continued to remain a great inspiration for the posterity because of his wonderful Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Law lapses in policy betrayal

  Country’s parliament is sovereign in enacting laws that set rules of the games in a democratic setting. When the parliament remains in session it’s only natural that its members shall employ their intellects, knowledge and wisdom in piloting new bills, Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Habibur Rahman . . . patriot who dreamed and delivered

  In the moving chronicles of life, there are people we meet along the way. The moments then go by, until life, for everyone, takes new turns, forks out in different directions and in the end gets to be embedded in Thursday, January 18th, 2018

The nexus of media and capital in Bangladesh

  There are many variations of capitalism but the most lucrative one is crony capitalism where wealth making is achieved not through the operation of market forces of conventional capitalism but through clan, club, affiliation etc based connections.  It can happen Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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