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