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Autumn: early or late

We are a small nation, but people are plenty, hospitality simply flows, we even have six seasons. Up here in Massachusetts, the people are puzzled, how can that be with Bangladesh being right on the same Earth? I have to Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

When writing becomes seduction…

It has been more than three decades since I drifted, rather unconsciously, into the field of journalism. And I have stayed there. I will confess that many have been the moments when I have considered the idea of moving away Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Obama confronting warmongers

On July 14 the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed between the six world powers known as P5+1 – the US, UK, France, China and Russia plus Germany – and Iran through which Iran agreed to rein in Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Race to Arctic oceanic region

The world powers seem to have found a new casualty to exploit. The Arctic oceanic region is increasingly catching the world powers’ attention. Canada, Denmark, Russia, Norway and the U.S. – all have been registering their candidacy to ownership of Thursday, August 27th, 2015

RAB vs AL: Where does it stop?

The Rapid Action Battalion, the country’s elite crime-fighting force better known as RAB, is not a good story teller. Its job is to combat terrorism and serious crimes, not to tell or write any story. Yet the force tells the Thursday, August 27th, 2015

TPP to the trash?

The textile and clothing (T&C) industries provide the single-biggest source of foreign exchange in Bangladesh’s rapidly developing economy. Exports of textiles and garments are responsible more than 80 percent of foreign exchange earnings, employing about 4.4 million workers, of which Thursday, August 27th, 2015

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
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