Category Archives: Pakistan

The Killings at Bangladesh’s ‘Bihari Camp’ – Murder Mystery or Murder with Impunity?

The Killings at Bangladesh’s Bihari Camp – Murder Mystery or Murder with Impunity? By Nadine Shaanta Murshid There are multiple stories. We are either to believe one of them or … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

Left Behind By the Nation: ‘Stranded Pakistanis’ in Bangladesh

AlalODulal condemns in the strongest terms the violence that left at least 11 Urdu Speaking people (“Biharis”) dead. Anthropologist Dina Siddiqi’s research on the conditions of “stranded Pakistanis” (alternately and … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 7 Comments

December at the Pakistan Embassy

December at the Pakistan Embassy by Irfan Chowdhury for December often sees an out-pouring of emotions in Bangladesh for the 1971 war.

December 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

My father would have been 87

My father would have been 87 by Tanvir Haider Chaudhury It was my father’s birthday yesterday. Professor Mufazzal Haider Chaudhury would have been 87. He never got to approach that … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Politics of remembering and forgetting heroes

If you live within the territorial limits of the Union of India, it is very likely that you were unaware of two important red-letter days in late March. You are … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Shahbagh: the blind spot

A line in the esteemed Jyoti Rahman’s otherwise excellent article made me sit up. “…But to me, it is yet another case of the rest of the world caring little … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 6 Comments

(Alal-er nojorey) the Great Pakistan Tour Controversy

According to my facebook feeds, the biggest issue facing the nation during the Christmas holiday was Bangladesh cricket team’s cancelled tour of Pakistan.  Over the fold is a discussion we had over … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Tigers Won’t Go”

A poem by Aktar Ahmed, about the fan campaign to cancel Bangladesh Cricket team’s trip to Pakistan. Translated from Bangla, posted for discussion. I do not support use of racialized … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

The formidable 14 year old

This a 14 year old girl from one of the most socially backward, deprived and uncivilized areas of the World — Swat Valley pakistan. Her name is Malala Yousufzai. Although … Continue reading

October 13, 2012 · 2 Comments



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