Category Archives: Education

Remembering Historian Amalendu De

It is due to the initiative of Professor Amalendu De that the grave of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, one of the vanguard thinkers of equity and rationalism in the subcontinent and … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Prashanta Tripura: Open letter to Prof. Anisuzzaman (‘nrigoshthi’ debate)

‘Even you, sir?’: On my open letter to Professor Anisuzzaman by Prashanta Tripura for I. Background: A Seminar ‘The Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University urges increased intercommunication’ would be … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · 4 Comments

Is it only survival? Is it politics without science?

Is it only survival? Is it politics without science? Re-conceptualizing the resistances against the Phulbari Coal Mine Project in Bangladesh with the mediation of archaeological practice Swadhin Sen

October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Anisul Hoque: Shaking pillars causes governments to fall, not buildings

Shaking pillars causes governments to fall, not buildings  Anisul Hoque, Prothom Alo, abbreviated & translated for by Unnashic “Pro-Hartal activists were shaking the pillars, which may be why Rana … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Status Quo versus those crazy 13 points, a nonagenarian cleric and the angry young men

The whole country is still in a standstill after the Long March and Dhaka rally of Hefazate Islam. Hefazate Islam, a conglomerate of several thousands Madrassahs across the country, announced this … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · 29 Comments

When Shahbag meets Boro Huzur

As I understand from today’s press reports – The Gonojagoron Mancha leadership does not see ‘Hifazate Islami’ as an objectionable organization and hence they have no problem meeting the Hefazate … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · 13 Comments

1983: In Shahbag, they died FOR a cause

1983. February 14. Shahbag moar, Dhaka. Students of Dhaka University gathered for a large scale protest. Their demands were 1. Postpone anti people education policy, 2. Free all jailed students … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

Sal Khan: Disruptor

Bangladeshi-American Sal Khan on cover of Forbes magazine.

November 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

World Teacher Day

খবর: “৭০ বছর বয়সের অবসরপ্রাপ্ত স্কুলশিক্ষক তৈয়ব মাস্টারকে গত ৫ অক্টোবর চাঁদপুরে লাঞ্ছিত করা হয় ছেলের নেয়া টাকা পরিশোধ না করতে পারায়”! ৫ অক্টোবর ছিল বিশ্ব শিক্ষক দিবস!

October 18, 2012 · 1 Comment



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