ব্যাঘ্র শাবক এবং নেড়ি কুকুর

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আমাদের ব্লগার সমাজের নেতৃবৃন্দ মহা চটেছেন তরুণ রাজনীতিক আন্দালিব রহমান পার্থর উপর। কারণ জনাব পার্থ এক টক শো তে ব্লগার দের অপমান করে কথা বলেছেন।

The Raja Bazaar murder: M K Alamgir Delivers — but what?

The gruesome murder of TV journalist couple Sagar Sarwar and Meherun Runi will be considered, undoubtedly, as one of the most sensational crimes in history of Bangladesh. Since that gruesome death at their Raja Bazaar apartment ten months ago, Government’s role in investigation of the murder was very questionable if not suspicious. While PM made her now infamous comment “We can not guard every bedroom“, home Minister, Police Chief, Police high ups, and RAB’s blabbermouth Commander Sohail — all made promises to apprehend the criminals within the next 48 hours and then for some unclear reason backed off from the promises and remained silent.

So our new Home Minister took charge and declared that  Sagar-Runi case may be unearthed by Oct 10. After the declaration he spent time doing this

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Shaon and our society

These days our national discourse — the facebook broadcasts, the print media junks — have made villain out of Shaon, the just widowed wife of deceased writer Humayun Ahmed.

Wife Shaon and publisher Mazhar are the villains in all Bangladeshi tabloids now a days. But these are the two people who were with Humayun during his last lap. Shaon’s struggle to save Humayun was en epic battle. Can anyone imagine how difficult it was for her to move to NY with two very young kids and a sick man who, all his life, is used to have everything done for him, including bringing a glass of water? Shaon had to start a family from scratch. Singlehandedly. Mazhar and some occasional local Bangladeshi vagabonds helped her out once a while.

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আলালের নজরেঃ আওয়ামী লীগ, বিএনপি আর ফরেন friends

It was interesting to see that Khaleda Zia could manage a nearly hour long audience with newly appointed Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz during the latter’s visit.  With King Abdullah’s deteriorating health, Salman is most likely to be the next King. Nayef was not going to  make it too long as crown prince anyway. Everybody knew that.
But this is not surprising given BNP’s historical links with the Kingdom. What was surprising was Khaleda’s  hour long chat with Clinton at her home. During government talks, Hillary even did not use the napkins provided by GOB.  Apparently she brought everything from USA, even water bottles. In Government meeting with Hasina/ Dipu moni Hillary did not touch anything. But when Hillary visited KZ, she ate rosogolla, drank coconut water etc. Hillary is a master of body language. Continue reading

আলালের নজরে – আওয়ামী গৃহযুদ্ধ

গত কয়েক সপ্তাহ ধরে আমরা বেশ কয়েকবার আওয়ামী লীগের অভ্যন্তরীণ লড়াই এর কথা এই ব্লগে উল্লেখ করেছি।

আজ আপনাদের জন্যে নিয়ে আসছি সেই লড়াই এর ব্লগ নমুনা

আমার ব্লগ কোন “যুদ্ধপরাধিদের-বিচার-বিরোধি” ব্লগ নয়। সেই ব্লগে দেখলাম বিচারপতি শামসুদ্দিন চৌধুরী মানিক কে নিয়ে অনেক সমলোচনা। আর যেই সেই সমলোচনা নয়! একদম চোখের মধ্যে আঙ্গূল দিয়ে দেখিয়ে দাওয়া। বিচারপতি সাহেব নাকি লন্ডনে ৪টি বাড়ীর মালিক। এই ব্লগে ইংল্যান্ডের ল্যান্ড রেজিস্ট্রী থেকে নেওয়া দলিল দেখতে পাবেন, তবে এই শামসুদ্দিন চৌধুরী যে জজ সাহেবই, তার কোন প্রমাণ নেই এই মুহুর্তে।

তবে সবচেয়ে চমৎকার লাগলো একই ব্লগারের এই ব্লগটি পড়ে। এইখানে আপনারা দেখবেন এই লড়াইয়ের উৎস কোথা থেকে। বিচারপতি সাহেব তার অপব্যবহারের দায়ে নিজের দলের মধ্যেই অনেক শত্রু বানিয়ে ফেলেছেন। এটা নতুন কিছুই নয়। প্রায় প্রত্যেক সরকারই নিজের জাহাজ ঠিক এভাবেই ডোবায়।

The Crystal Ball of Bangladesh Politics

What is happening?

Very popular and effective successive road marches and the successful Dhaka grand rally despite all out effort by the government machinery to stop it, made PM Hasina and AL’s young Turk center of gravity feel nervous and go into an all out offensive mode. What we are seeing are execution of the blueprint of Awami League offensive.

Who is calling The shots?
Well, this part is most under appreciated by the political chattering class and political media of Bangladesh. PM Hasina’s extremely paranoid and vindictive as well as utterly ruthless mindset definitely is the ultimate driving force. But who are the generals in the war room? Old bureaucrat advisers? May be they have some advisory role, some second opinion role. But they are not the war planners. AL veterans Tofael, Jalil, Amu etc are out of questions. Hasina’s new deputies like Latif Siddiqui, Mosharraf Hossain are not capable of fighting BNP in the streets, nor are Hasina’s trusted lieutenants like Motia, Shajeda, Shahara.
So who are the guys leaning over the drawing board? I think these are the young Turks 2009-2014 version. Hawa bhavan has been replaced with ‘Banglar Banee’ bhavan. Banglar Banee bhavan is a commercial building at the heart of Dhaka’s central business district  Motijheel. It was an abandoned property post 71 and grabbed by the then young Turk Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni, who made it the office of Banglar Bani newspaper. Moni’s surviving son Sheikh Fazle Noor Tapash inherited the property and currently he uses this building as his office. Barrister Tapash, his maternal uncle Mahbubul Alam Hanif, Dhaka unit AL leaders/ state ministers Quamrul Islam,  Zahangir Kabir Nanak etc definitely are within the core group of war planners.