16th anniversary special

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    Unicode Bangla: a few unmeaning arguments

    Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2019

    AS I walked around inside the Bangla Academy, in the second week of the Ekushey book fair this year, two tall stands readily caught my...

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    Rohingya problem becomes more insoluble

    M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2019

    THE foreign minister of Bangladesh AKA Momen came down heavily on the United Nations recently for the plight of the Rohingya refugees, 1.3 million of...

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    Why is our politics of resistance not intersectional?

    Oliur Sun | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2019

    WE BLUR the background; defocus with utmost indifference the context that constitutes the foreground with our obsession to focus – select a locus of struggle,...

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    Poverty’s class connections

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

    POVERTY has been in human discourse for long. From Aristotle to St Thomas Aquinas to Machiavelli to David Hume to Hernando de Soto to the...

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    Memories of Susama Chakma

    Samari Chakma | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2019

    IN 1962, as part of the Karnaphuli Hydroelectric Power Station, the government of Pakistan constructed a dam on the River Karnaphuli at Kaptai that eventually...

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    Public universities: corrupt, partisan realities

    Nahid Riyasad | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2019

    MORE often than one would expect, political commentators and educationist are complaining in seminars, symposiums and television talk shows about the dire state of higher...

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    Dreams returned in body bags

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2019

    IN THE first eight months of 2019, Bangladesh has received dead in body bags on an average of 11 migrant workers every day. In each...

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