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Are the corrupt ones the new zamindars of Bangladesh?

Dhaka, Nov. 8 -- One of the great discoveries after 1971 was the road to corruption supported by impunity. Corruption is universal in Bangladesh but some are more corrupt than others. In Bangladesh it... Read More


Surviving in a corrupt state without feeling too sad

Dhaka, Nov. 1 -- I am always reminded of an FF friend of mine called Shahid who even in 1971 thought that once the war was over, there would be chaos and corruption. He was in a training camp which ha... Read More


VC Mizan, Jubo League Chief Mizan and our hypocrisies

Dhaka, Oct. 25 -- I have known VC Mizan for the last 5-6 years through the talk show world. He is a familiar face with very specifically loyal views. His position has been constant. He makes no bones ... Read More


Can politics in public Universities be banned?

Dhaka, Oct. 18 -- Many are interested in banning student politics in Universities at this point in time. Anyone supporting student politics is seen as allies of the BUET killers. Such has been the pub... Read More


People scared but not the powerful ones

Dhaka, Oct. 11 -- The last two weeks have been surreal with no idea what is going on. Almost unheard of events have happened and no one is sure who is chasing whom. The arrest of casino owners, sports... Read More


The raids: A conflict of different kinds?

Dhaka, Sept. 27 -- Some of the untouchable kingpins of Bangladesh politics and related business are no longer feeling safe. The nexus in this case is that of business and politics. Most rich people ti... Read More


The JU-CL crisis: Who looks worse, CL or the VCs?

Dhaka, Sept. 20 -- Poor Shovan and Rabbani. Althogh they have done nothing which others haven't done before and is doing now, they were unceremoniously booted out from Chatra League leadership. This h... Read More


The JU-CL crisis: Who looks worse, CL or the VC?

Dhaka, Sept. 20 -- Poor Shovan and Rabbani. Althogh they have done nothing which others haven't done before and is doing now, they were unceremoniously booted out from Chatra League leadership. This h... Read More


Kashmir, Assam and a weak economy: What's India's priority?

Dhaka, Sept. 13 -- The incorporation of Kashmir as a part of the Indian state is over a month old and things have started to settle down. There are isolated cries of outrage but Kashmir didn't turn ou... Read More


Assam: Is Bangladesh ready?

Dhaka, Sept. 6 -- The best news would be if India didn't send any of the 19 lakhs to Bangladesh. At this moment, there is no indication that this best case scenario is going to happen. Indian capital ... Read More