Shahidul Alam

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    A muktijodhdha with a lens

    by Shahidul Alam | Updated at 12:36am on March 26, 2019

    WHAT makes a photo iconic? Its news value? Its construction? Its position in history? Often, it’s all of these factors and then something more....

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    Remembering what 1971 was about

    Shahidul Alam | Updated at 04:58pm on March 27, 2018

    ‘WHERE are Barkat and Salaam’s graves, Bhaiya?’ Iqbal had asked me when we first met. I didn’t know. It was 1994. He was 10, I...

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    Head held high

    by Shahidul Alam | Updated at 12:05am on March 12, 2018

    IDON’T remember ever entering the house by the front door. Ferdousi Priyabhashini’s house shared a wall with another favourite of mine, the much loved poet...

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    If Sophia sheds tears

    by Shahidul Alam | Updated at 12:05am on December 10, 2017

    THE lack of paper, meatless meals and complete recycling of waste, were refreshingly different, though not everyone appreciated the paperless culture...

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    Supreme Court order supremely ignored

    by Shahidul Alam | Updated at 12:05am on September 11, 2017

    IN ANY other situation it would have been considered contempt of court, but common rules don’t apply to the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association...

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    John Godfrey Morris: one hundred years of passion

    by Shahidul Alam | Updated at 12:05am on August 04, 2017

    ‘THIS is one of most joyful letters I have ever written. I don’t know how else to put it: I have fallen madly in love...

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    The ‘abduction’ of Farhad Mazhar. One lie too often

    by Shahidul Alam | Updated at 12:05am on July 14, 2017

    THE cafeteria at Prabartana had an unusual rule. Men could only go if accompanied by a woman. While I disagree with discrimination of any form,...

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    Had cadmium ever glowed so red?

    by Shahidul Alam | Updated at 10:00pm on January 15, 2017

    I’D PRETTY much perfected the art. I’d go down to the newest library I could find. Become a member as quickly as I could, and...

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    Breaking out of the white cube

    Shahidul Alam | Updated at 05:53pm on October 31, 2016

    The old guard will not like this show. And that is precisely why this show is so important. The idea that a gallery is merely...