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India: Elder brother for the neighbours

On April 17, 2015, Prashant Jha, Associate Editor, Hindustan Times, and CASI Spring 2015 Visiting Fellow, presented a paper “Big Brother or Elder Brother?: India’s Role in the Nepali Transition” at the Center for the Advanced Study of India(CASI), University Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Modi’s Visit New horizon but some disappointments

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Damodar Das Modi’s visit to Bangladesh had been possible after the LBA (Land Boundary Agreement) was adopted without any opposition by the Houses of Indian parliament. Obviously the Indian Prime Minister did not wish to visit Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Their cries will haunt us

Her dreams of a bright future have all been crushed just in a moment. Now what await her are panic attacks, depression and insomnia. The teenage girl now will have to stay awake overnight because every time she will lose Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Khaleda under pressure to reform BNP

The call to reform her Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is getting louder for Khaleda Zia. Some top leaders of the party marked the 34th anniversary of the death of the party’s founder Gen. Ziaur Rahman with the call to restore Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Two-India Policy for Bangladesh?

From Bangladesh perspective, critics are of the views that Bangladesh-India Relations are characterized markedly with the saying ‘Regime security gains over State security’. It started embracing  phase-1 from 1972 to 1975, although father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Thursday, June 4th, 2015

International Day for UN Peacekeepers and Bangladesh

The International Day for UN Peacekeepers is being observed on 29th May across the world including Bangladesh.   The purpose of observing the Day is • to underscore the importance to maintain global peace • to pay tribute to those who were/are Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Scheduling those babies

My female colleagues pat me on the back. I smile smugly. Did I get an unexpected raise or has the boss decided to show me the door? It is neither.   “Hey,” they say “you have got your ticket to motherhood on Thursday, June 4th, 2015

On the Buffer Zone

You cannot deny it, your emotions do go on rollercoaster rides of their own. The world whirls by, the office seems to be in the sole hands of the boss and invisible chain holds your feet, your hands are tied. Thursday, May 28th, 2015

World Environment Day 2015 & Bangladesh

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme, based in Nairobi.   The theme Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Echoes

Do you strain your ears at times when the dead people speak to you? I can hear the voice of my beloved grandmother telling me tales of demons, princesses, witches and giants before I doze off with uncontrollable sleep. The Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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