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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

On course correction

There is nothing new in medical tourism by political leaders, as their health is one of the wild cards of history. It is not just the political leaders who go abroad for medical treatment, but also the privileged citizens do Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Hiroshima Day – 70 years on

The 70th Hiroshima Day was observed on 6th August in Hiroshima in Japan and in other countries. In Japan, on this day, tens of thousands of people marked the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima   At 8:15am (2315 GMT), Thursday, August 13th, 2015

The heady taste of independence

No new country was born in the Indian subcontinent at the dawn of August. Yet thousands of people belonging to Bangladesh and India took to the streets, sang and danced and lit candles at the early hours of August 1 Thursday, August 6th, 2015

The Obama Doctrine

Usually a doctrine can be defined by signature characteristics by which a global leader articulates his/her policy which people can attribute to that leader.   The Monroe Doctrine is the best known U.S. policy toward the Western Hemisphere. Buried in a routine Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Celebration and Other Stories

Translations by: Masrufa Ayesha Nusrat Publisher: Shamabesh Books   In Celebration and Other Stories, wonderful tales age woven with threads of life in Bangladesh. The book is like a box of assorted chocolates. Masrufa Ayesha Nusrat has caught the essence of the stories, Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Diplomacy succeeds to clinch historic nuclear agreement

The nuclear pact on 14th July with the US and other powers is labelled as historic agreement because observers say that it is likely to change the dynamics of politics in the region. It was hailed by Iran, the United Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Two plus Two = 4

Dear Eternity,   The best thing I saw last week was a rabbit who refused to go away though I was within three feet. I asked, was it happy, did it get its food, did it have babies? The rabbit stared at Thursday, July 30th, 2015
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