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    Vortex in Bangladesh

    S M Shamsul Alam | Updated at 05:43pm on October 26, 2017

    SUMMER 2016 was eventful for Bangladesh. The holy month of Ramadan (fasting), June was marked by optimism as the rapidly growing urban middle class geared up for a shopping spree to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr (breaking of the fast). It was...

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    The social wilderness

    T Zami | Updated at 05:36pm on October 26, 2017

    BUS commuters in Dhaka would often notice a curious pattern. People flag down buses all the time at different intersections, even casually...

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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...