Author Archives: adblogger5

The Baby in the Building

Picture one of those nice sleek ads that we saw last month for Independence day. Or two weeks ago for Pahela Boishakh. Then keep the audio the same, but replace the visuals … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

Tears of the Dragon: আল্লাহর কাছে কান্নাকাটি

During the last semester of grad school, I took a Civil Liberties course. It was a grim affair. Every day, we would enter as lighthearted students and leave sad and … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mahmudur Rahman’s Arrest and Various Playbooks

Update 1: Mahmudur Rahman remanded for 13 days. Usually CMM grants half of what police ask for. In this case, police asked for 24. So pretty much consistent. Update 2: … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

ICT: The Appeals Process

Mizanur Rahman Khan has an interesting article about the potential future course of the Appeals process of the decisions being handed down by the two tribunals of the ICT. Some … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Shahbag and Jamaati Violence: Some Thoughts

I have been wondering about the correct frame of reference for the Projonmo Chottor movement. Although comparisons have been made to Tahrir and Occupy, I think there is a more … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 3 Comments

Blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider Murdered

The grisly murder of Ahmed Rajib Haider is a heinous crime that deserves swift investigation, prosecution, and punishment. The Bangladeshi state has impressive technological resources at its command for keeping … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Off tune? Off with your head.

Anger and rage. Calls for prosecution for sedition. Invoking the Constitution. Expressing concern for future generations. All standard fare nowadays. But this time, it was from unlikely sources: Mita Huq, Sadi … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 7 Comments

The Least Amongst You

London Review of Books had an extremely interesting article about the original sins of Indian democracy by UC Berkeley Professor Perry Anderson. It especially discussed the treatment of Muslims and … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Solution for Each Problem

Problem: Rapidly deteriorating support in the Western world. Solution: Play up the terrorism card.

October 2, 2012 · 1 Comment



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