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The beauty of gluttony

  There is huge pleasure in eating. Never mind that your doctor tells you of all the dangers that could, indeed will, come your way if you do not get a grip on yourself. Have you ever stopped to think about Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Like exams, a new job, or the weather — Goom has become a part of life

  Whether we like to accept it or not, we do have a very disabled political system. It doesn’t take much to see that. One look at the failure of the power transfer system is enough to convince people. Till date Thursday, December 28th, 2017

When December is gone

  Our friends died in 1971 and we remember most of them but not all of them anymore. We are aging and our time is growing older even more quickly. In that race for the end, the names of those who Thursday, December 21st, 2017

When the Mujibnagar government came home…

  The Mujbnagar government came home on 22 December 1971. It was one of the more momentous of events in the nine-month saga of the struggle for freedom, all of which had been spent in ensuring that liberty came to define Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Road to Bangladesh 1971

  1970   7 December: The general elections result in an outright victory for the Awami League. It ends up winning 167 out of 313 seats at the National Assembly election in Pakistan.   The Pakistan People’s Party emerges as the second largest party with Thursday, December 14th, 2017

1971 population movements and rise of the new state

  1971 history related studies are mostly engrossed with patriotism rather than socio-political analysis. As a result, the narrative is largely about the suffering of the people as victims - cause- and the valorous acts – effects- of the freedom fighters Thursday, December 14th, 2017

What does Trump’s announcement mean for Israelis and Palestinians?

  First of all, let’s be clear: despite the artificially contrived gravitas of the occasion, signified by Donald Trump staying more solemnly faithful to his two teleprompters than he ever has before, and the almost unanimous condemnation tinged with disappointment it Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Padma Bridge, World Bank and China: A transition is on

  The Padma Bridge is a historic infrastructure heralding not just the confidence of Bangladesh and its Prime Minister but also of a global transition of clout, power and influence. The World Bank had walked out of funding, citing corruption, and Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Globalisation in retreat

  It is being challenged by a nationalist politics. But a nationalist economics is unlikely to take its place   In the US, Wisconsin’s Winnebago county has lately made news. In 1872, Kimberly-Clark, a legendary company of paper products that earned $18.6 billion Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Election fever coming

  BNP leader Khaleda Zia is now being tried in a number of cases. They all deal with corruption and related charges. However, it’s not just the verdicts that hang in the balance. The outcome may have a major impact on Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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