16th anniversary special

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    Hope in the time of despair

    Anu Muhammad | Updated at 12:00am on November 05, 2019

    THE present government of Bangladesh has proved itself to be the most powerful regime of all times in the country’s history by establishing total control...

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    A decade of Bangladesh-India relations: 2009-2019

    M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on November 05, 2019

    The prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s official visit to New Delhi in October 3–6 2019 completed a decade of Bangladesh-India relations with her leading the country....

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    Reading rape

    Uchacha A Chak | Updated at 12:00am on November 05, 2019

    ‘Telling the stories of my ‘lojja’ (shame) to everyone I belittled myself. I can’t take it anymore — telling these stories to other men every...

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    Onion: getting out of pungent dependency

    Farida Akhter | Updated at 12:00am on November 05, 2019

    ONION became news headlines during September–October this year. It paused for a while as other critical issues such as Dengue fever, Riffat murder case and...

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    Is it Bangladesh’s burden alone?

    Dilara Choudhury | Updated at 12:00am on November 05, 2019

    IS THE burden of hosting 1.2 million Rohingya refugees, who fled their country of origin, Myanmar, after being subjected to its security forces’ genocidal activities,...

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    What it is to be a child in Bangladesh

    Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad | Updated at 12:00am on November 05, 2019

    IN BANGLADESH, people idolise childhood. Most adults wish to remain a perpetual child. As it is not possible, at least biologically, they yearn for a...

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    Rise of the right-wing and Bangladesh

    Anika Mahin | Updated at 12:00am on November 05, 2019

    JUST the other night I happened to come across a documentary on YouTube. It was called Bangladesh — The Dawn of Islamism (a Deutsche Welle...

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    Vignette: October 2019

    Seema Amin | Updated at 12:00am on November 05, 2019

    THERE was a joke on the table, rather long-faced, only sensible in the corners of a certain man’s eyes. ‘Freedom of thought,’ he said, ‘Chapter...

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    On externalities of a neighbour’s ‘internal’ affairs

    Nurul Kabir | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2019

    BANGLADESH emerged as an independent state through a national liberation war against neo-colonialist Pakistan in 1971 while many a country across the world, particularly neighbouring...

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    Whose sovereignty should we measure?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2019

    IN BANGLADESH, the notion of sovereignty is taken for granted. Most countries do, based on certain conceptual frameworks. It is generally assumed that if there...

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