Canada’s Tristan Style withdraws anti-Bangladesh ad after protests

Image Source: Shyamal Mahmood

Image Source: Shyamal Mahmood

Canada’s Tristan Style has now withdrawn the anti-Bangladesh ad and posted an apology on their public Facebook page. Below is the apology they posted and the comments on the public Facebook page. Please add your comments as well.

Tristan: We recently posted a sign in one of our stores and want to apologize for the miscommunication of our message, which was removed the minute we realized the idea behind it may have been misinterpreted by some. The true intent of our message was to promote awareness of the importance of ethical manufacturing practices, something we remain committed to. Our thoughts are with the families suffering for their losses in Bangladesh.Continue Reading

Dhrubo Bornon: Garments & Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai

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© Rashed Shumon / Star

Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai: A solution to worker’s problem
Guest Post by Dhrubo Bornon (dhrubo.bornon@gmail.com)

It happened again. Due to the negligence of factory owners, more than 100 people died. And we are asking, how many times more! Didn’t we say last time that it will happen again and again until government protects the workers? Yes, that is how we think, probably everyone, who are neither the ruthless owners nor their government patrons. We think that the solution is simple.Continue Reading

Savar: Tragedy and sin, common man steps in, but death toll spirals upward, “Ar koto lash dekhbo ey shadhin Bangla’e?”

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Doctors Cafe: I saw a Medical student shouting for a trolley while carrying a wounded woman in his lap. We are not butchers, listen o countrymen. Today the way the Enam Medical College students were working tirelessly to save people is beyond comparison. Salute to you all! You proved today that Doctors are not butchers or dacoits.
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Manosh Chowdhury: Hefazat & Casual Middle Class’s Politics-Desire

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Guest Post by Manosh Chowdhury
“Astonished” is only suitable from the mouths of children. The city middle class calls Hefazat’s giant rally as “never before” or “first shock”– but this is a document of an amnesiac self-centered psyche. From this type of reaction, you cannot begin to understand the history of the practices of the pious in independent Bangladesh, nor the social reaction to the same. I do not have any desire to trivialize Hefazat as a platform or gathering. And I consider such impossible attempts by others as idiocy. Rather, it is the the middle class politics-desirous class’s habit of being “astonished” morning-noon-and-night that I find unbearable. Continue Reading