Bangladesh seeks info about Sheikh Mujib’s prison life in Pakistan

PM Sheikh Hasina says ‘We don’t know in what conditions Sheikh Mujib lived in Pakistan prisons. A little is known that after appearing in the court, Sheikh Mujib used to utter “Joy Bangladesh. Whatever you like you do with me … I did whatever I should do, meaning that Bangladesh must be liberated.” Dhaka: Prime […]

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‘Fair and lovely’ has mattered in life!

(Photo Courtesy: BBC Feature Service -2016) This article is all about the complex of people of subcontinent having dark skin, and a multinational company’s business trick of introducing ‘Fair & Lovely’ cream some decades back but now, after the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement in the United States, the company has quickly changed its branding and […]

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Wages of sin: Plight of garment-industry workers!

The writer highlights plight of Bangladeshi garment industry workers who have been rendered jobless due to lockdown. The situation is almost same as in Pakistan where too millions of industrial workers have lost their source of livelihood. By Nazarul Islam Noor Bano is a 26-year-old garment worker and mother of two in Dhaka, Bangladesh, surviving […]

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Sheikh Mujib: Always by the peasantry

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib cherished a slogan ‘Krishak Banchle Banchbe Desh’ (The country will survive if farmers survive). This was also the motto of his initiative ‘Sabuj Biplob’ (Green Revolution) after the independence of Bangladesh. Dr. Atiur Rahman He originated from rural Bengal. He saw the pains and struggles of the peasantry from close quarters. He […]

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Javed Jabbar vs. Pervez Hoodbhoy: Round 7 – Two-Nation-Theory

Mr. Hoodbhoy says that two-nation theory went into Bay of Bengal in 1971, but Mr. Jabbar insists that tow-nation theory is ‘beautifully alive and well, and that ‘Muslim Bangladeshi nationalism is the foundation of Bangladesh and today it remains proudly Muslim, predominantly Muslim Bangladesh. His argument is contrary to the fact that even the official […]

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Glorifying grief and institutionalizing tragedy

Seventy three years ago, Pakistan was delivered out chaos, fire, sorrows and grief. Every year, we have celebrated the birth of Pakistan, with painful memories—of deadly communal riots, that have remained pegged with the story of India’s Partition, since 1947. Again, in the year 1971, a grieved nation of Bangladesh was born from the ashes […]

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