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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

Vindicating the rights of varsity teachers

The distinguished Bengali author Syed Mujtaba Ali wrote a short story named ‘Padotika’ (Footnote) in which he painted a gloomy picture of how the teachers were living under most appalling conditions in British India. The abolition of the Toll  and Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Why Bangladesh needs the Ganges Barrage

Very few people in Bangladesh are aware of the importance of the Ganges Barrages in Bangladesh while they are aware of the adverse effects of the Farakka Barrage in the country. Although the project was reportedly considered in 1978, the Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Eid in Bongaon

Eid Mubarak everyone. In our days in the 60’s Eid began with touching the feet of the elders at home in respect. It’s this voice from childhood from Bongaon, a small village in Hobiganj, (Sylhet).   On the night of the Ramadan’s Thursday, July 16th, 2015
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