“For several decades, the indigenous populations of North East India have claimed that their lands were coming under threat from Bangladeshi migrants, though many of them actually had identification papers from the border districts of Assam.” Continue reading
Return of the Opinion Makers
by Zahur Ahmed for Alal O Dulal
Another year marks more doldrums, further loss of lives, sensational news cycles, the return of the opinion makers and powerful foreigners. Continue reading
While we discuss Bangladesh politics- India comes up automatically. Regional hegemony, friendship and bitterness, mutual interest, influence over Bangladesh’s internal politics- hosts of many other issues make India an important and inseparable factor in Bangladesh. Continue reading
Things (have) Fall(en) Apart
I was cycling around most nights and one could sense the sinister presence of chaos waiting to happen. Friends and well wishers raised the alert to DEFCON 4. An imminency of something unspeakable perhaps? Did they have intel I didn’t — raids, bombs, curfew, flag marches? Continue reading
যে ছেলে মেয়েটা মেধার লড়াই লড়ে বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ে পড়ার সুযোগ ছিনিয়ে নিচ্ছে তার জন্য আসলে কোন আলাদা পরিসর রাষ্ট্র দিচ্ছে কিনা৷ নাকি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় কেবলই হরে দরে সার্টিফিকেট? Continue reading
The soul of Democracy are elections – and if those aren’t fair, then democracy suffers. The democracy in our country is in the sick bed! Even if elections are sound, Democracy has been suffering from the very beginning.
The Burning Question for Bangladesh: How to piece together fragments
Ahmed Shamim for Alalodulal, translated by Nayma Qayum
What do we see when we look at the Bangladeshi state?
I see a state with a discriminatory constitution. Continue reading