Power, democracy and dissent-Part-II

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    On subservient political elite and uncritical intelligentsia

    Nurul Kabir | Updated at 06:26pm on November 16, 2017

    THE couple of rhetorical slogans of the ruling class political parties, the Bangladesh Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party in particular, that most Bangladeshis...

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    Propaganda, and the suppression of dissent

    Rahnuma Ahmed | Updated at 06:04pm on November 16, 2017

    I have not acquired any fortune but I have my paternal estate and the pension of a Subedar. This is enough for me. The people...

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    Ahmed Sofa on the Russian Revolution

    Salimullah Khan | Updated at 05:59pm on November 16, 2017

    EVERYTHING that can possibly be said on the Russian revolution, 1917, has probably been already said. I do not hope to report anything...

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    Undoing the epistemic alienation

    Oliur Sun | Updated at 05:47pm on November 16, 2017

    ‘SAPRE Aude (Dare to Know)’— Immanuel Kant’s slogan (borrowed from Homer) for European enlightenment marked the break from the domination of the church and...

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    Rohingyas, victimhood, and limits of ‘corrective’ actions

    Parsa Sanjana Sajid | Updated at 05:43pm on November 16, 2017

    IN BETWEEN resting her back and straightening the hem of her skirt, Dildar Begum recounted her last glance of Tula Toli, site of one of...

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    Power sector now and future

    Mowdud Rahman | Updated at 05:32pm on November 16, 2017

    ANY moment now, another announcement of power price hike will be made. If this anticipated announcement really comes through, it will be...

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    Need to look within

    Anika Mahin | Updated at 05:29pm on November 16, 2017

    IT IS often argued – invariably by theatre activist and theatre enthusiasts — that the theatre movement in Bangladesh is the finest fruit of Muktijuddho....

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    The story of beauty contest in Bangladesh

    Monira Yasmin | Updated at 05:27pm on November 16, 2017

    APPARENTLY the colonisation seems to have ended only in the physical sphere of our country. In our mind, we still carry colonial impressions. The wound...

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    Golbanu’s story

    Abdullah Mahfuj Ove | Updated at 05:12pm on November 16, 2017

    IT WAS Saturday evening of August 26 — the Phulbari Day. In Nimtala circle of Phulbari, posters celebrating people’s movement against coal mine were seen...

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    ‘Market forces active in health sector must be controlled’

    Mahtab Uddin Ahmed | Updated at 05:08pm on November 16, 2017

    Mahmuder Rahman, chairman of the governing body of Dhaka Community Medical College, also chairman of Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital and Research Institute, talks about the importance...