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

RAB: BNP, AL, and the gift of a “death squad”

[This] “death squad” was the BNP-Jamaat government’s gift to the nation, a gift that has been nurtured and defended by two successive governments [Caretaker Government 07-08, Awami League 09-14], each … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

RAB: The government’s ruthless spinning factory

What immense power. Shoot, kill, no questions asked, that’s RAB’s modus operandi. A death squad. Period. Albeit, a highly vengeful one. As, also, are their apologists… Lonkay gele shobai Rabon … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

RAB: Enforced disappearances. Missing, dead

From crossfire, to encounter, to cold-blooded murder. By members of the law-enforcement agencies. Accountable to none. Apparently carrying out government instructions to quell political opposition. Apparently hiring out their services, … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘Beauty’ for the Owner, ‘Deformity’ for the Labor

“While you (factory owners) eat the chicken’s thigh, we chew its feet, its claws.”

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

The Trial of David B.

The Trial of David B. by Tibra Ali “Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested.”—Franz Kafka, “The Trial” I … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

Bangladesh: A Left Alternative

Bangladesh: A Left Alternative By Nayma Qayum for The left does not have a visible presence in contemporary Bangladeshi politics. Perhaps its complex and somewhat unraveled history limits the imagination of its … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment



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