Category Archives: Economy

‘Beauty’ for the Owner, ‘Deformity’ for the Labor

“While you (factory owners) eat the chicken’s thigh, we chew its feet, its claws.”

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Battling Extreme Poverty in Bangladesh

The Measurement Problem In 2010, the world reached its target for Millennium Development Goal 1 (MDG 1) five years ahead of schedule.

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Liberation through the Gunday lens

Liberation through the Gunday lens By Fahima Durrat for Factual errors made in a fictitious storyline may seem like a trivial matter, but they can hide icebergs. The iceberg … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sexuality as Liberation? The Work of Salvation Narratives in Neoliberal Times

Sexuality as Liberation? The Work of Salvation Narratives in Neoliberal Times By Dina Siddiqi for “[T]he connection between mosques, Muslims and conservative parents is ‘common sense’ in Euro American … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

Bengal Textiles in Britain

Bengal Textiles in Britain By Muhammad Ahmedullah for The English East India Company first visited Bengal in the early 1660s to purchase textiles. At that time Bengal was already … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

American Apparel, gain cheap popularity, but do not act as the grand savior

“more than three million women have been guaranteed jobs through the RMG sector, thus uplifting their status within the family, the society, and the state. If anyone has demolished the … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Catalytic Parents = Successful Children?

How did a dyslexic child become one of the world’s most celebrated designers and applied his sheer brilliance to develop products that have stood the test of time? Mahmudul Islam … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

আনু মুহাম্মদ: আরেকটি সর্বনাশা চুক্তি

আরেকটি সর্বনাশা চুক্তি আনু মুহাম্মদ for Alal O Dulal দেশের ভবিষ্যৎকে বিপদাপন্ন করে আরেকটি সর্বনাশা চুক্তি করলো সরকার। যুক্তরাষ্ট্র, ভারত, চীন খুশি, কিন্তু বিপদাপন্ন বাংলাদেশ। গত ১৭ ফেব্রুয়ারি সংশোধিত ‘পিএসসি … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Missing the mark about feeling good

In his latest economic post for Alal O Dulal, Jyoti Rahman argues that compared to its neighbours Bangladesh has done considerably well across a number of indicators.

February 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Rubaiyath Sarwar: Gold Rush – Bangladesh

Gold Rush­ Bangladesh! The year was, I think, 2006. I was working for development of the furniture sector in Bangladesh, when I became friends with leading furniture manufacturers of the … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · Leave a comment



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