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Taj Hashmi

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    An open letter to Harsh Vardhan Shringla

    Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:00am on March 07, 2020

    Dear Mr Shringla: I have no reasons to remember names of Indian diplomats and senior employees of the country’s ministry of external affairs, in the...

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    Craze for cricket in a graceless society

    by Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:00am on September 13, 2019

    ONE may or may not like cricket — not the worm, but the game — or even could be someone like a typical Frenchman or...

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    Bangladesh as Kornhauser’s ‘mass society’ or a ‘dictatorial democracy’

    Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:00am on July 02, 2019

    ELABORATE studies of mass societies are very relevant to the understanding of post-liberation Bangladesh state and society, where masses join the main stream of politics,...

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    Sri Lanka massacre: ISIS owns it, so what?

    Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:00am on April 28, 2019

    AS SO many absurd and conflicting stories and claims by experts, laymen, victims and purported perpetrators, the September 11, 2001 incident gave birth to so...

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    Blaming Muslims again

    Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:00am on April 24, 2019

    I AM very disappointed at countries and individuals who have not verified the truth about who was behind the latest rounds of terrorist attacks in...

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    Christchurch mosque attacks and white supremacy in west

    Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:00am on March 20, 2019

    WITHIN hours of Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant’s shooting dead of 49 Muslims at two mosques at Christchurch during the juma prayer on March 15,...

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    Neglect of education, death squads and deep state syndrome

    Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:00am on March 09, 2019

    EDUCATION has almost everything to do with changing, modifying, and improving the levels of people’s culture (although ‘improving the cultural level’ is a loaded and...

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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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