Author Archives: phantombd

Paltan to Shahbag

An election is approaching.  Government is set make the playing field as uneven as possible.  Opposition needs a major street victory to change the game.  Jamaat is flexing its muscle.  Secular-liberal-progressives … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 7 Comments

Who are the people?

Who are the people? Is it Shahbag?

March 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Rani-noitik Pechal 2

“Had it not been for the protests, now we would all be focusing on next year’s elections and looking at the government’s record in office and the opposition’s pledges,” said … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Where in the world is Madam Z?

Munir Uz Zaman/ AFP Shahbagh must be over because I see people are debating the Madam’s wherabouts in Rumi’s thread.

February 27, 2013 · 8 Comments

Shahbagh — the End

It might be hard to remember now, but Shahbagh awakening began as a protest against Awami League.  Think back to the distant days at the beginning of February.  After four years of … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 7 Comments

That birthday circus

That’s Begum Khaleda Zia celebrating her allegedly 67th ‘birthday’.  Who is that gentleman cutting the cake you ask?  Don’t be fooled by the attire and facial hair.  He may be a daari-wala, … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

ভাবমূর্তি is in the eye of the beholder…

… as is hackery. Take Khaleda Zia’s Washington Times article for example.  স্বাধীনতার স্বপক্ষের শক্তি sees Khaleda’s article as extremely dangerous to the nation’s ভাবমূর্তি .  They want her tried for treason.  Unfortunately for them, … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Feeling sorry for Mahmudur Rahman

There is a lot to like about Mahmudur Rahman.  Student of BUET and DU’s IBA — Bangladesh’s two most prestigious higher education centres.  A successful entreprenuer whose business was exporting manufactured goods.  He left … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · 8 Comments

I’ve seen the future…

… and it’s one where everyone believes in মুক্তিযুদ্ধ.  Recent teachers’ election in Shahjalal University points to the coming trend.  শিক্ষকেরা তিনটি প্যানেলে বিভক্ত হয়ে নির্বাচনে অংশ নেন। আওয়ামী-বামপন্থী শিক্ষকেরা … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · Leave a comment



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