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    Rizwan – the story of a people’s resistance

    Sadia Arman | Updated at 05:20pm on October 26, 2017

    RIZWAN, a play produced and directed by Syed Jamil Ahmed was publicly shown at Shilpakala Academy from the 2nd to 10th September 2017. It uses as...

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    Freedom of the government, unfreedom of the people

    Nurul Kabir | Updated at 05:50am on March 26, 2017

    WHEN a government is free to do whatever it wishes to in a country, the people concerned suffer enormous amount of repressive un-freedom. The un-freedom...

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    ‘Go back NTPC, get out India’

    Rahnuma Ahmed | Updated at 06:45am on March 26, 2017

    OF ALL the slogans raised in protest against the coal power plant being built at Rampal in Bagerhat, this one’s the best. It has a...

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    Dynamics to the days of March 1971

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 03:05am on March 26, 2017

    ‘PORTRAYING the current crisis [the political development in 1971-Pakistan] as something from the theatre of the absurd, he [Bhutto] observed that framing a constitution for...

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    Rape in 1971: multiple scenario, common suffering

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 02:05am on March 26, 2017

    RAPE in war is not just about suffering at the time of war but its continuation after the war is over. Rape destroys victims as...

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    Reflections on cross-border collaborations in South Asia

    Elora Halim Chowdhury | Updated at 01:05am on March 26, 2017

    IN RECENT years, a new wave of critical feminist scholarship has emerged around the nexus of gender, violence, war crimes, reconciliation and the Bangladesh War...

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    Democratic pluralism, multilingualism and multiculturalism

    Nurul Kabir | Updated at 05:25am on February 21, 2017

    THIS is an undisputed fact of history of the Bangladesh movement that the language movement of East Bengal, spreading over 1948 to 1952, laid the...

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    Naming the experiences of women

    Habiba Nowrose | Updated at 04:30am on February 21, 2017

    AS A development worker I have dealt with a few cases of violence against women. One of them took place in a village named Buripota...

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    February 21 and unchained participation

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 03:10am on February 21, 2017

    ASPIRATION for unchained participation in all walks of life is at the core of the spirit of Ekushey February, Martyr’s Day, observed on February 21...

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    On demand for introducing Bangla at state level

    Saifur Rahman Tapan | Updated at 02:05am on February 21, 2017

    SIXTY-FIVES years since Salam, Barkat, Rafik, Jabbar and many others embraced martyrdom for Bangla. On February 21, 1952, they defied curfew and took bullet fired...