Category Archives: Security


Boomerang by Naeem Mohaiemen [Edited version of this was published in Dhaka Tribune] When you ask an already powerful state to expand their powers further, so as to pummel those … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 15 Comments

Is Dhaka the last remaining Bastion of the state?

I will not be as sensational, as dramatic and as much a pessimist to compare current day Bangladesh to Syria. Bangladesh is not Syria and I strongly believe Bangladesh will … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

Collateral Damage: National Bank fires Nafis’ father

November 3, 2012 · 2 Comments

Judge to Rezwan Ferdaus: “search your own soul”

“I, the other, the uniquely dressed, the lone man in these hours, I speak of humanity,” Ferdaus told the court. “No dehumanisation can serve as justification for inhumanity in other … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · 6 Comments

One Nafis, Many Problems

Let me start by asking you all a question. You may have a very strong religious affiliation; your faith may be impeccable. Or you may be deeply indoctrinated with a … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · 3 Comments

Open Letter: Stop Racial Scapegoating

Fourth, we condemn the racial scapegoating of the entire Bangladeshi community. When a violent incident targeting a public institution is carried out by a white male, such as James Eagan … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Pakistan Tour Debate

Update 3: We have decided to remove a potentially offensive image posted from facebook. That criticism of all things Pakistani inevitably takes on racist undertones is something that might be … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 3 Comments

Ilias Ali Missing

Aliens have a new victim. Daily Star reports: BNP Organising Secretary (Sylhet Division) M Ilias Ali went missing Tuesday night. Banani police found his car abandoned in front of a park in Banani … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · 4 Comments



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