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Politics is hard work — are we willing?

Politics is hard work — are we willing? by Jyoti Rahman, adapted from earlier version posted at Mukti Will future historians think of 2013 as a pivotal year for Bangladesh?  … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Story of Ward 27: Part 4, Why We Vote

The Story of Ward 27: Part 4, Why We Vote by Nayma Qayum for AlalODulal.org  Why We Vote Bashabo suffers from a dearth of basic resources. But residents not only … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Story of Ward 27, Part 3: Inaccessible resources and untrustworthy governments

The Story of Ward 27: Part 3, Inaccessible resources and untrustworthy governments Those living in Bashabo lacked access to most government resources.

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Story of Ward 27, Part 2: Parties, Politics, and Local Organizations

The Story of Ward 27, Part 2: Parties, Politics, and Local Organizations by Nayma Qayum Bashabo has always been a center for political activity. In 1971, those who joined Mukti Bahini  operated under … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Story of Ward 27, Part 1: Setting the Stage

The Story of Ward 27:   Part 1, Setting the Stage by Nayma Qayum At first glance, Ward 27 comes across as the perfect sample of Dhaka city. Its wide roads, … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Seema Amin: The art of dehumanization

The art of dehumanization by Seema Amin ‘A door marked enemy and no one home.’ Tom Engelhardt. ‘If you repeat a lie enough times, it becomes the truth.’ Electra, my … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 4 Comments

Running barefoot through the city of Barbie liberty and sexy grenades

Running barefoot through the city of Barbie liberty and sexy grenades by Faruk Wasif, translated from Bengali by Nayma Qayum for AlalODulal.org In the morning I saw four teenagers on … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 9 Comments

Seuty Sabur: It is the state who needs the holy trinity of nation-nationality-nationalism and a common enemy

It is the state who needs the holy trinity of nation-nationality-nationalism and a common enemy by Seuty Sabur It has been nine years since I have stopped watching TV daily. … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 3 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 AlalODulal.org by Unnashic “Pro-Hartal activists were shaking the pillars, which may be why Rana … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Shabnam Nadiya: To BGMEA, How To Maintain Bangladesh’s Shining Image Abroad in Five Easy Steps

To BGMEA: How To Maintain Bangladesh’s Shining Image Abroad in Five Easy Steps Guest Post by Shabnam Nadiya 1. Stop thinking that ‘compliance’ is a word to keep international buyers … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 10 Comments

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