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Flying with broken wings

Flying with broken wings by Jyoti Rahman for AlalODulal.org A magical realist masterpiece, Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children has weird and improbable events and people juxtaposed against the history of the 20th century … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

Politics is hard work — are we willing?

Politics is hard work — are we willing? by Jyoti Rahman, adapted from earlier version posted at Mukti Will future historians think of 2013 as a pivotal year for Bangladesh?  … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

Decoding the Bangladesh Paradox — A Research Agenda

Decoding The Bangladesh Paradox — A Research Agenda by Jyoti Rahman for Alal O Dulal Bangladesh is getting quite an attention from the world. But unlike the seventies and eighties, not for the … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 4 Comments

India sneezes, will we catch the cold?

India sneezes, will we catch the cold? By Jyoti Rahman   for AlaloDulal.org Just a year or so ago, the Indian economy was expected to be growing at a 8-9% pace, … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Saudi Arabia: Bangladeshi labor becomes less “docile”

The Economist writes: “Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia: Revenge of the migrants’ employer?“ The data is what it is. And the story of Saudi reax against WCT may well be true. … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

Two wings and a prayer

Source: google. Ask for a piece on Pakistan and Bangladesh during December and you’re likely to get something about the 1971 wars — note the plural, because the eastern part … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Jamaat Factor

A train set on fire by activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh Delwar Hossain Sayedee, an Islamic preacher and a senior leader of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, the country’s largest Islam-pasand party, was sentenced to … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Making a stand, taking a side

In the current political theatre, the central character is Jamaat-e-Islami. The Shahbag Awakening started as a reaction against a possible Jamaat-Awami backdoor deal. A month on, I think such a deal looks … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

I want to believe

On that day, no soul shall be wronged; and you shall not be rewarded aught but that which you did. (The Quran, 36: 54). Surah Yasin is usually recited in Muslim … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 3 Comments

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