Author Archives: naeem

Venice Biennial: National Pavilions, Inside or Outside Green Zones?

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Photography’s elusive credit line; and, should we pirate Photoshop?

Photography’s elusive credit line, and should we pirate Photoshop? by Naeem Mohaiemen for AlalODulal Photography’s attribution has entered increasingly contested waters as the internet has made photo sharing ever easier.

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment


Boomerang by Naeem Mohaiemen [Edited version of this was published in Dhaka Tribune] When you ask an already powerful state to expand their powers further, so as to pummel those … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 15 Comments

Killing Print Culture: Must FORUM Die?

Daily Star has announced that FORUM, it’s long-running monthly magazine, will close down as a “cost-saving” measure. FORUM was originally published in the 1960s/70s, with an editorial board that included … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 4 Comments

Why must newspapers burn?

The “Islamists” burn newspapers when they are offended by a cartoon, the newspaper apologizes and fires the cartoonist. Later he spends months in jail, and eventually flees into exile in … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 10 Comments

Dr. Perween Hasan: David Nalin, “friend from overseas” or smuggler of antiquities?

David Nalin: friend or smuggler of antiquities? Guest Post by Dr. Perween Hasan I was surprised and angered to read a report in the daily Prothom Alo (March 30, 2013) … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · 9 Comments

Comrade Binod Bihari Chowdhury (1911-2013)

Sometimes you wait your whole life to meet someone properly.

April 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Shanu Lahiri (1928-2013)

Shanu Lahiri is no more. A great and rare soul has left Kolkata and the earth.

April 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

We wish to inform you: A history of censorship in Bangladesh (1972-2012)

We wish to inform you A history of censorship in Bangladesh (1972-2012) by Naeem Mohaiemen [An abbreviated version of this was published in Daily Star's FORUM magazine] I first started … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 6 Comments



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