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  • To save Bangladesh, bring back people’s politics

    Remembering a bit of news from three years ago -- an agreement was being signed with the US to stamp out terrorism. According to Prothom Alo, the officials from the foreign office had con ...

  • To save Bangladesh, bring back people’s politics

    Bangladesh has not seen this type of ferocious attacks and killing of people before. We express our deepest sympathies to the families of the victims, although no amount of consolation can soothe them ...

  • A history of violence

    Moving past fiction, a brief glance through history does resonate with the central thesis here. Starting off in the prehistoric era, we come across numerous cases of archaeological discoveries of well ...

  • A history of violence

    No doubt, the grim shadow of the terrorist attack at Dhaka still has all of us reeling. Many will see this event as the latest chapter of a much grander narrative of moral decadence which so far ...

  • Notes on a trip to England

    Today, the latest nutrition research recommends moderation, which is common sense. Saturated fats should play a significant but not major role in diet. All the foods which were considered suspect for ...

  • Notes on a trip to England

    Leaving New York -- with a lingering look at the first lovely sunny day of the US spring -- I landed in England to be immediately caught up in the Brexit wave. On the two hour ride into Cambridge, my ...

  • De-radicalising Bangladesh in four steps (III)

    Such religious discussion and content should be relevant, meaning it should not be restricted to a domain of personal observance and ritualistic aspects. Rather, it should talk about everything it nat ...