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Sin City Notes: Elder Sex and the city

Dhaka, Nov. 27 -- I told a friend that at 69 I am post-sexual. He went into a fit of giggles and kept on till I thought he would die from giggling. When he stopped I told him while I was so, he wasn't... Read More


Sin City Notes: How corona has shrunk the city

Dhaka, Nov. 20 -- Many years -more than 60- years ago I howled and wept on the eve of Eid because I hadn't got a new kurta. Amazing as it seemed, my father got out the jeep car we had and took the ent... Read More


Sin City Notes: Of mentally ill, beggars and sheuli flowers

Dhaka, Nov. 13 -- A policeman suffering from mental ailment is beaten to death. This explains our sin city better than all other examples. We beat people to death if we get a chance and happily. Maybe... Read More


Can ethical media function in an unethical society?

Dhaka, Nov. 6 -- It's common to hear this gripe cutting across every section of society. Everyone complains that media is dishonest, unethical and immoral. It probably is. And a few more too. But give... Read More


How the mighty fall: The case of Haji Selim

Dhaka, Oct. 30 -- The state of power, its limits and usage, the hierarchies in the ruling class were all exposed in the incident involving Erfan, son of the most powerful politician in Dhaka's Old Tow... Read More


Sin City Notes: Honour among thieves

Dhaka, Oct. 23 -- Face it, we have achieved great success in theft. Few countries exist in the world where it has been regularized to the point of normal, social behaviour. You won't turn heads by ste... Read More


Sin City Notes: Corona class wars, Papiya and Shahed

Dhaka, Oct. 16 -- One of the worst things the Marxists did, apart from promising to liberate mankind and failing -- is making class analysis a political matter. So if one discusses class, everyone thi... Read More


Corona class wars, Papiya and Shahed

Dhaka, Oct. 16 -- One of the worst things the Marxists did, apart from promising to liberate mankind and failing -- is making class analysis a political matter. So if one discusses class, everyone thi... Read More


Sin City Notes: Of property, dog lovers and rich MFs

Dhaka, Oct. 9 -- Many if not most of my generation were not born in Dhaka. The distance they feel from the city they call their own and the villages or towns is wide. They are slightly embarrassed abo... Read More


Sin city Notes: Online outlets need to learn marketing

Dhaka, Oct. 2 -- Since Corona hit Bangladesh, many have resorted to online shopping. It's not by choice that people have gone to them but fear. Direct can bring corona. The outlet's service is not gre... Read More