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Whispers within

A deep gloom has settled over the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of Khaleda Zia. The frustration has set in after the BNP chief’s much-hyped meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his June 6-7 Dhaka visit. What has gone Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Khaleda’s U-turn on India policy

When Khaleda Zia met with Narendra Modi during the Indian Prime Minister’s visit to Bangladesh on June 7 it raised expectation that her Bangladesh Nationalist Party was set to change its anti-India policy. She has poured cold water on that Thursday, June 18th, 2015

VENI, VIDI, VICI

I came, I saw, I conquered, VENI, VIDI, VICI. This seems to be the theme of Mr. Modi’s record breaking travels around the world and in the neighbourhood. Was it any different in the case of Bangladesh? Well he certainly Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Danger of Himalayan proportions

Where there is water, there is life, energy, well-being, a serene counter with nature. Water is a right to every one and water is the basis of everything. Without it human beings could not live and it is the duty Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Red roses and love

With summer kicking in there are big red roses everywhere here in Amherst. As I take my walks, I recite my favourite lines from Robert Burn’s poem, “A Red, Red Rose.”   “O my Luve’s like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung Thursday, June 18th, 2015

A voice for the Rohingya

Over the last three weeks, the world has watched with horror and disbelief the news reports about Rohingyas from Myanmar drifting in over-crowded vessels in the Andaman Sea, half-starved, disease-stricken and dying.   The international community say that the Rohingyas who have Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Enchanted by Modi magic

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is back home leaving Dhakaites awed with his charm and magical words. The 64-year-old Indian leader was in Dhaka only for 34 hours (June 6-7), his maiden visit to Bangladesh since becoming the prime minister Thursday, June 11th, 2015

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
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