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What does Khaleda want?

Last week I had been to Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet. I travelled to Chittagong by train and to the three other cities by road. I’m happy to share with my readers that I did not face any problem arising Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Farewell to Asia’s champion

In a 1967 appearance on NBC’s world-famous ‘Meet the Press’ programme with US journalists, just two years after Singapore was forced to leave a short-lived federation with Malaysia, Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew hopes for a new prime minister of Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Death of a visionary

Statesmen stand on a platform of fundamental truths. They believe in certain core values and don’t change beliefs to get ahead in politics. A statesman actually believes in his message, and he/she has to keep his word to continue to Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

From an OSLA member

Ever since I had those butterflies fluttering in my heart, I have been a member of OSLA (One Sided Lovers’ Association). My one sided love affairs are with the actors on the screens.   I was a sweet-sixteen when Waheed Murad, the Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

India’s regional policy

SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) is a political architecture created in 1985 in Dhaka at the initiative of Bangladesh to address regional issues.  The expectations have not met.   SAARC has been limping and no collaborative action was visible on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

A film festival with a different touch

The seventh Okinawa International Movie Festival (OMIF) came to an end last Sunday with an unusual red carpet ceremony marking the closure of the five-day event. The festival, which started on March 25 at Ginowan City, moved to other venues Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Mayor elections a test for Khaleda

The upcoming mayoral elections in the two city corporations in capital Dhaka and the city corporation in Chittagong, the second largest city of Bangladesh, has put Khaleda Zia in a fix. The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader has reached a Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Maldives: A New Democracy in Crisis

While the azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean around the capital Male’ give an impression of peace and serenity, the former President Nasheed is arrested and unceremoniously dragged to jail on trumped up charges of ‘terrorism’ activities. Denied legal Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

As I stand facing a landscape after the battle

In old days battles were fought in specific locations, usually in an open field or in an area where fighters from both sides could move relatively easily during an attack or a counter-attack. The course of the battle would have Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Modi in the islands

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned home on 15th March after wrapping up his five-day three-nation tour to Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka.  The visit is very important for its strategic reasons and to restore Indian influence in them.   Indian Ocean Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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