Category Archives: Politics

History Wars: Kamal Hossain Interview (Part 1)

Our history is never still, and there are always processes of rewriting Bangladesh’s history, erasing crucial figures. The best response to such history wars is to let the record speak, … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

বিশ্বকাপ, আমাদের খেলার মাঠ কিংবা ‘ঘাড়ে মাথা’ প্রসঙ্গ

বিশ্বকাপ, আমাদের খেলার মাঠ কিংবা ‘ঘাড়ে মাথা’ প্রসঙ্গ –আনু মুহাম্মদ বিশ্বকাপ ফুটবলের আনন্দ উত্তেজনার অংশীদার কমবেশি আমরা অনেকেই। কিন্তু যারা বাংলাদেশের খেলার মাঠগুলো খেয়ে ফেলে এদেশের শিশু কিশোর তরুনদের বর্তমান … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

AOD Interviews Kabir Suman — Kobigan, the lost musical heritage of Bengal and more

Kabir Suman, a songwriter, a singer, a musician, a journalist, an author, an activist, and an ex-parliamentarian (Lok Sabha, Parliament of India, 2009-2014), probably needs little introduction. About a quarter century … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · 7 Comments

The Killings at Bangladesh’s ‘Bihari Camp’ – Murder Mystery or Murder with Impunity?

The Killings at Bangladesh’s Bihari Camp – Murder Mystery or Murder with Impunity? By Nadine Shaanta Murshid There are multiple stories. We are either to believe one of them or … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home by Hana Shams Ahmed A young girl writes a poem where she asks a simple question — one which no one can answer. She asks, “Who … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Way of Living Lost In ‘Selfie’ and ‘WhatsApp’

A Way of Living Lost In ‘Selfie’ and ‘WhatApp’ By Garga Chaterjee for Alal O Dulal Our neighbour of many years, Ananda Santra, died yesterday. Anandda kaku lived in our apartment complex in the Chetla locality of Kolkata (Ward Number … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 2 Comments


This election has also been about illegal Bangladeshi immigrants for Modi and BJP, who have promised a pushback after May 16, the day the results were to be declared. Till date, … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Reign of Terror: Danger Called ‘Political Plunder-O-Cracy’

According to the legend above, the righteous King Zulkarnine had been confining Gog and Magog within the walls. The true democracy is to have those security walls. If there is … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Open Letter to Narendra Modi

By Nadine Murshid for OPEN LETTER TO NARENDRA MODI Dear Mr. Modi, It has come to our attention that you are about to head the next government in India. Many congratulations. It … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 10 Comments

Heroes and Leaders

Heroes and Leaders by Shafiqur Rahman for “The art of projecting leaders as heroes is as old as human civilization. For a country beset with rivalry of heroic leadership … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · Leave a comment



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