“League and BNP have fallen into each others trap… In trying to wipe out BNP, the survivor of this will be Jamaat.”
It focuses on two public texts, a national identification card and a censored photograph, both generated during a state of emergency in Bangladesh, from 2007-2008. Continue reading
Our history is never still, and there are always processes of rewriting Bangladesh’s history, erasing crucial figures. Continue reading
“মাইনাস ওয়ান বা মাইনাস টু তাই বিপ্লবী আলখাল্লার আড়ালে একাত্তরে প্রতিষ্ঠিত স্বাধীন গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশেরই মৃত্যু পরোয়ানা।” Continue reading
All Hail The King! Bangladesh government orders flags at half-mast to mourn the departed Saudi king, honoring a man who presided over decades of abuse of migrant South Asian workers, including beheading of 8 Bangladeshis in 2011. Continue reading
by Nalifa Mehelin for AlalODulal.org
The distance between Bangladesh and Palestine is 3384.95 miles. Continue reading
This is the story of an 8 year-old Marma girl, who loves to go school, likes to play with her friends, and lives with her family in a small remote village in Rangamati in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Continue reading
© Faheem Haider for AlalODulal.org
By Faruk Wasif for Prothom-Alo, translated by Alal O Dulal
A young woman, running along with groups of youth, slogans: Direct Action, Direct Action! Shahid Zia’s ‘patriotic’ devotional and jihadi songs are being echoed by the loudspeakers in Lalbagh. An old rickshaw-puller on the street is calling for establishment of ‘a Lawful Bangla’ against ‘the BNP – Jamaat – Sushils’. Under the warmth of power, supporters of the Government are taking selfies in every corners. Continue reading
Jihad showed that, this country takes 23 hours to rescue a 4 year old child. That it takes six hours for this country to turn on a [rescue] camera. That the fire service gets to the disaster site an hour and a half late. That the State Minister of this country misleads the people of the country, and meddles in the rescue operation of the fire service.
ছোট্ট জিয়াদ গোটা বাংলাদেশের কাছে অনেকগুলো প্রশ্ন রেখে গেল!
by Reza Ghatok রেজা ঘটক for AlalODulal.org Continue reading