Author Archives: purboposhchim

“Why is a female journalist here?”

Interview with Ekushey TV’s Nadia Sharmin who was assaulted during the Hefazat rally yesterday. Whoever did it said to her “Why is a female journalist here?” before beating her up. Lets … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · 5 Comments

Muhith the Wrong-eela

While the Daily Star was busy printing cartoons covering Khaleda Zia’s u-turn on the role of army, a smaller u-turn by our esteemed Finance Minister was predictably not covered. This … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Lungi Menace Resurfaces!

So the rumour on facebook and twitter is that Baridhara Society may be banning rickshaw pullers from wearing the dreaded lungi.

March 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Amar Desh’s Hindu Problem

Recently we had an internal debate on the merits and demerits of Amar Desh as a newspaper. My argument was that it’s news/editorial policy had a noticeable anti-Hindu stance to … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · 26 Comments

Is this the dumbest news item in BD media history?

There is actually a story to be written about technology and its use in our justice system. But bdnews24 has not written that story. Instead it has written a complete … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Bangladeshi History: Rah Rah or Complexity?

I was lucky to have had a preview of Naeem’s essay on history before it came out. This past week, I read the comments from AoD readers and they provided … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Meaning of Shahbagh-er More

I have a different take from Naeem as to what’s going on in Shahbagh. It is a more pessimistic take. If you are one of those people who think that … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · 12 Comments

Cricket and the Ugly Indian

Excuse me a minute while I brace myself for the pro/anti-India epithets that might make their way to the comments. Because I am about to set aside the premature jubilations … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Garments: The storm has arrived

[Since April, the bloggers of Alal O Dulal have repeatedly warned that HR violations in garments industry will destroy this sector. Those in the garments sector, media, and government who … Continue reading

November 25, 2012 · 5 Comments



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