The final solution and appeasing the perpetrators

  The government of Myanmar seems to have come to a definite conclusion that the time for reaching a final solution of the Rohingya issue has already approached. It is most likely that such an apprehension has prompted the administration not Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

The media’s failures on Myanmar

  Considering that Bangladesh media is a robust one and usually capable of anticipating events, it’s a bit odd that it failed to read the Rohingya situation so badly. Although these pages have been an exception, having called the “stop-start genocide” Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

China … stories from 1971 and 2017

  History generally seems to move in circles. It begins at one point and then comes back to its place of origin. The crisis over the Rohingyas appears to be a hint of this truism in our lives. No, it has Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Moments in monsoon melody

  In these rains that make a havoc of life, you take shelter in old, nearly forgotten melody. It is especially when you think of the songs that once were part of life that you know how much of good music Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

ARSA, JMB and the rest in Bangladesh

  Since the latest phase of the Myanmar problems, there has been a great deal of focus on ARSA terrorism and how it played a critical role in creating the whole mess. Some countries have even insisted that ARSA is the Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

The collective foolishness of the Myanmar crisis

  It was never in doubt that the military rules Myanmar and Suu Kyi was a semi-powerless stooge in their hand. That really never mattered since in the end an ethnic cleansing was carried out no matter who did it. So Thursday, September 21st, 2017

As the grey evening descends . . .

  The company of older women has something of the literary about it. There is no reason for you to suppose that because they are ageing or have aged, there is not in them the passion which all too often defines Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The Myanmar lessons we may not learn

  The lessons that can be drawn from the situation are many but one is not sure of whether the regimes involved including us are interested to do so. The crisis shows that the new world of real politics is very Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The politics of Mohammad Ali Jinnah . . .

  Mohammad Ali Jinnah died a lonely man, sometime between his departure from Ziarat and arrival in Karachi on 11 September 1948. There is yet the old argument that had he lived, Pakistan would be a truly democratic, perhaps even secular Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The brickbats around the Chief Justice

  It is a sad situation. It does not become a democracy. And it certainly does wrong to our heritage as a nation. Things ought not to have come to this pass.   Justice Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik has just launched a broadside against Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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