Muhammad Yunus and the Terminator

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Professor Muhammad Yunus is a man with formidable international name recognition, domestic popularity and civil society –donor acceptance. So he definitely is a rival to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at least in terms of clout and recognition. Is this the reason behind Mrs. Hasina and her Government’s self-immolating attempts to harass and undermine Professor Yunus? Is jealousy is the only factor behind the fact the whole state craft of Bangladesh spend months after months, whole cabinet spends two hours in special meeting and octogenarian Finance Minister makes it his magnum opus to somehow device a way for the state to remove Mr. Yunus from his high held position? Continue Reading

ব্যাঘ্র শাবক এবং নেড়ি কুকুর

Source: Internet

Source: Internet

আমাদের ব্লগার সমাজের নেতৃবৃন্দ মহা চটেছেন তরুণ রাজনীতিক আন্দালিব রহমান পার্থর উপর। কারণ জনাব পার্থ এক টক শো তে ব্লগার দের অপমান করে কথা বলেছেন।

I am the landlord

(Guest post by বর্ণচোরা).

In the fertile land of my father, who other than I should be the landlord? I am a generous, kind and educated leader, well liked both at home and abroad. My achievements this year alone would surpass those of other custodians. It is impossible to list them but I would feel terribly undone if I do not mention a few: the killing of a journalist couple, the mysterious disappearance of an opposition MP, corruption galore, unfinished infrastructure projects initiated to foster false hope and consistent erosion of law and order, culminating in destruction of temples in the southern parts of my fiefdom. And need I mention lasting economic hardship?

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The Hazy Mirror of Bangladeshi cartoons

A cartoon in the Daily Star During Awami league regime.

The cartoon is nice. That is not the point. The point is that if any such cartoon was drawn by the Daily Star and it’s sister concern daily Prothom Alo’s Shishir Bhattacharya on similar issue during BNP government time, among the three bad guys looting the money, you would have seen a Tarique rahman look alike, a Jamaat look alike and Safari clad man with a dark glass and a briefcase. But in this cartoon the absence of a Mujib coat is very obvious.

Another cartoon at Daily Prothom Alo, done by leading cartoonist Shishir Bhattacharya. In this cartoon too, conspicuously absent is a Mujib coat figure. This trend raises serious questions about  the social responsibility of our cartoonists.

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The Raja Bazaar murder: M K Alamgir Delivers — but what?

The gruesome murder of TV journalist couple Sagar Sarwar and Meherun Runi will be considered, undoubtedly, as one of the most sensational crimes in history of Bangladesh. Since that gruesome death at their Raja Bazaar apartment ten months ago, Government’s role in investigation of the murder was very questionable if not suspicious. While PM made her now infamous comment “We can not guard every bedroom“, home Minister, Police Chief, Police high ups, and RAB’s blabbermouth Commander Sohail — all made promises to apprehend the criminals within the next 48 hours and then for some unclear reason backed off from the promises and remained silent.

So our new Home Minister took charge and declared that  Sagar-Runi case may be unearthed by Oct 10. After the declaration he spent time doing this

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