এটা কি বিএনপির নাকি বর্তমান রাজনীতিরই পূর্বঘোষিত মৃত্যুর দিনপঞ্জী!

Courtesy: Ronny Sen
Courtesy: Ronny Sen

“মাইনাস ওয়ান বা মাইনাস টু তাই বিপ্লবী আলখাল্লার আড়ালে একাত্তরে প্রতিষ্ঠিত স্বাধীন গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশেরই মৃত্যু পরোয়ানা‍।” Continue reading

The selfie of power

 © Faheem Haider for AlalODulal.org

© Faheem Haider for AlalODulal.org

By Faruk Wasif for Prothom-Alo, translated by Alal O Dulal

A young woman, running along with groups of youth, slogans: Direct Action, Direct Action! Shahid Zia’s ‘patriotic’ devotional and jihadi songs are being echoed by the loudspeakers in Lalbagh. An old rickshaw-puller on the street is calling for establishment of ‘a Lawful Bangla’ against ‘the BNP – Jamaat – Sushils’.  Under the warmth of power, supporters of the Government are taking selfies in every corners. Continue reading

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Sundarbans in Grave Danger and Our Government’s inaction

By Kallol Mustafa from Joymoni, Sundarbans
Translated by Tibra Ali for AlalODulal.org

Since the oil spill disaster started in the Sundarbans on the night of the 9th of December many ebbs and flows of the tide have come and gone. The thick and poisonous spilled oil reaches wherever the water reaches during the high tide, via the Shela river (where the disaster originated), Pasur and Baleshwari rivers, and the innumerable canals. Continue reading