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by Taj Hashmi

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    An open letter to Dr Gowher Rizvi

    by Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:00am on March 05, 2019

    Dear GowherIN HINDSIGHT, I think I should have written this letter ten years back, days after you became the international affairs adviser to the prime...

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    Great language movement: some reflections

    by Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    THE ‘Language Movement’ of erstwhile East Bengal/East Pakistan and Bangladesh today was more than a language movement, it was a cultural-political movement for Bangladesh....

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    Meghnad Desai on Bangladesh apparel sector wages

    by Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:00am on February 03, 2019

    BRITISH economist and a Labour Party member of the House of Lords, Lord Meghnad Desai on January 23 wrote a letter to the Guardian, as...

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    Just the tip of the iceberg!

    by Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    ANOTHER school shooting by a 17-year-old white student at Santa Fe on May 18 and another round of ‘prayer’ by Republican Senator Ted Cruz, Republican...

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    Thomas Friedman’s whitewashing dark Saudi kingdom

    by Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:05am on November 29, 2017

    THOMAS Friedman is a big name in the realms of journalism and the study of globalisation in the world...

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    Wake up Bangladesh, it’s time for a foreign policy!

    by Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:05am on October 03, 2017

    TO SOME, the title of my column today might be utterly ridiculous, as it suggests it’s time for Bangladesh to have a foreign policy....

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    The Rohingya genocide and ambivalent Bangladesh – III

    by Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:05am on September 19, 2017

    ARAKAN was a Bengali-speaking Muslim kingdom up to 1784, when Buddhist Barmans annexed the kingdom to what is Myanmar today...

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    The Rohingya genocide and ambivalent Bangladesh – II

    by Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2017

    INTERESTINGLY, European countries — including United Kingdom — have registered their displeasure at the recurrence of state-sponsored violence against the Rohingyas in Myanmar...

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    The Rohingya genocide and ambivalent Bangladesh – I

    by Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:05am on September 17, 2017

    ‘AMBIVALENCE’ is a state of having simultaneous conflicting beliefs and opinions towards people, objects, events, and concepts...

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    There’s blood on your hands, Mr Trump!

    by Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:05am on August 24, 2017

    SINCE almost all US presidents from Truman to Obama — with the exceptions of Ford, Carter and Clinton — had blood on their hands, one...

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