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Bangladesh

‘Justice’ In Dhaka – Taj M Khattak

When Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajid invited President Nelson Mandela to visit Bangladesh in 1997 for the 25th anniversary of the country’s independence, it appeared to be a signal of a new direction towards reconciliatory politics away…

Rocking The Boat – Ishaq Khan Khakwani

Throughout history there have been men and women who have rocked the boat. Such leaders’ ‘achievements’ may be controversial but they left a mark on their people, their lands and history books. The common denominator for these people is…

Chitta…kya – Beena Sarwar

I want to thank the Indian scientist-turned-filmmaker Bedabrata Pain for his powerful feature film about the 1930 uprising against the British in Chittagong in the part of Bengal that is now Bangladesh. Beautifully shot and filmed, with…

Ailing India

A politician uploads what is now suspected to be a manipulated or fake video showing Indian Muslims killing two Indian Hindu boys. Dozens of Indian Hindus gather in front of police demanding action. The mob turns violent, starts a lynching…

Local Self-Government

The study by Dr Mohammad Mohabbat Khan of the Department of Public Administration, Dhaka University, on ‘the functioning of local government in Bangladesh’ stands good for most local self-governance in the world, notwithstanding adaptations…

Islamists Under Fire

How time flies! Ramazan is nearly gone and Eid is here before one could really celebrate the blessed month. This has been another Ramazan spent away from home and loved ones. And let me say this folks: it’s not easy spending the month of…

Changing Fortunes

The world is changing or to borrow the Kaptaan's phrase it has changed. In 1990, the US accounted for a quarter of the world’s GDP and China only four percent. Today the US’ share is less than one-fifth, while China’s has grown to 15…