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Absolutely monstrous

Living in Dhaka is no longer any affection for Dhakaites. Some live in this chaotic city for their professional inevitability, while some do it to chase their educational dreams. Many others crowd the already overcrowded city looking for better medical Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Is it the end of secular Bangladesh?

There was a time when Bangladesh was synonymous with poverty and disaster.  Later it came to be known for military coup and wanton corruption.  Lately, all we hear is about the rise of extremism and a killing spree against secular Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Old cemeteries, ancient bones, remembered faces

Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das died ninety years ago. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose vanished, or was killed in an air crash, seventy years ago. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was murdered forty years ago. As the skies threaten yet another burst of monsoon Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Will cross-fire stop the AL rot

The crossfire deaths of three men linked to the Awami League last week reflect the ills that have gripped the ruling party and its associate organizations. In power since 2009 the party has attracted to its fold many activists who Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Myanmar’s acid test

Myanmar is set for general elections on November 8. Tin Tun, director general of the Union Election Commission, confirmed the date on 8th July. Many observers say that the landmark vote, which will be the first general election to be Thursday, August 20th, 2015

No second August!

The history of August tragedy is a weird history. Really, there is no accounting for the fact that the man, who appeared as the saviour of a country and its people, has been ruthlessly killed only four years later by Thursday, August 20th, 2015

The man who took a bullet for Bangabandhu

In the dawn of August 15, 1975, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman made one of his final phone calls to his military secretary Col Jamil Uddin Ahmad. He had been attacked, Bangabandhu told Col Jamil, and the residence on Road 32 Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Their Mojibor – their unforgettable Sheikh Shaheb

On Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s fortieth death anniversary, you remember the larger than life man he was. He inhabits our consciousness in all his largeness of form and substance, and not just in the figurative sense. Tall for a Bengali, Thursday, August 13th, 2015

BANGABANDHU: He was a natural…

It is the courage of Bangabandhu - Sheikh Mujibur Rahman you miss as you go through life. And vet it is something more, something of values that you associate with any remembrance of him. He embodied some of the finest Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Bangabandhu and our sense of history

‘Father of the Nation’ is an honorific bestowed on individuals who are considered the most important in the process of the establishment of a country or a nation. They are the ones who had been instrumental in the birth of Thursday, August 13th, 2015
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