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Pondering a yellow submarine

AMERICANS choose their team according to the match. Today, Pakistan needs to sit it out in the pavilion for their captain’s Pacific Ocean contest with China. The new ancillary perspective is conducive…

September 7, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
Malaysia’s shameful scandal

Malaysia’s shameful scandal

WHAT’S happening in Malaysia? Are we witnessing some conspiracy to break the head of this emerging economic power…

September 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

Socialisation and recreation: Perspective of a person with disability

YOU may call us differently-abled, persons with disability, specially challenged, or physically challenged. Whatever name you use, at the end of the day, we are all human…

September 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
Alan Kurdi and other dead children: We ignore them at our peril

Alan Kurdi and other dead children: We ignore them at our peril

THE body of Aylan Kurdi has gone beyond the ‘iconic’. Being small and dressed like a little European boy, and being white rather than brown-skinned, his very name posthumously and subtly shifting…

September 5, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

Part CXXVI: The symphony of our times

‘All teachers of the university and right-thinking students were shocked and outraged.
‘The Dhaka University Teachers’ Association held a meeting and passed a resolution condemning the incident…

September 5, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
G20 meet at Hangzhou: At an extremely tense geopolitical

G20 meet at Hangzhou: At an extremely tense geopolitical

CHINA has invested immense political/economic capital to prepare this summit. The debates will revolve around the main theme of seeking solutions ‘towards an innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive world economy…

September 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
A third view

A third view

‘SO few and so futile’, Winston Churchill famously remarked about Liberal MPs. Time has proved him wrong. The polarisation ensured by the two major political parties — Conservatives and Labour — does little good to the polity…

September 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
Erdogan-Putin mend relations as west gets unnerved

Erdogan-Putin mend relations as west gets unnerved

WHILE the August 9 meeting between Turkey’s Erdogan and Russia’s Putin did go a long way in unfreezing their own relations, this meeting — and the prospects of warm relations between them — has certainly…

September 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
The world must save Yemen from this famine

The world must save Yemen from this famine

How shameful is it that a famine is unfolding here in a region surrounded by some of the world’s richest countries…

September 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
Brazil’s political and economic crisis threatens its democracy

Brazil’s political and economic crisis threatens its democracy

ON APRIL 17, the Brazilian lower house of Congress voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, who was elected in 2010 and reelected at the end of 2014. It was a garish spectacle, with one right-wing deputy dedicating…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
Goodbye Karimov

Goodbye Karimov

ON MONDAY afternoon, according to our sources, Islam Karimov, the 78-year-old leader of Uzbekistan, experienced clinical death, and was later (possibly) wired up to an artificial blood circulation apparatus…

September 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
A flashpoint in South Asia?

A flashpoint in South Asia?

‘You question India’s territorial integrity, I will question Pakistan’s. You interfere in our internal affairs, we will interfere in yours.’…

September 1, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

Building a better world: one without nuclear weapons

THE world is witnessing the unthinkable reemergence of a mini Cold War between nuclear powers: increasingly ominous actions by the United States/NATO and Russia; dangerous tensions between the United States and China…

September 1, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
Turkish involvement in Syria: Making enemies

Turkish involvement in Syria: Making enemies

Ankara has invaded Syria to keep Islamic State fighters out of its own territory and prevent Kurdish territorial gains…

August 31, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

Romancing the activist

AS A new bunch of young followers lend hashtag support and start a social media campaign in her name, the process of moving on, of forgetting begins…

August 31, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
Kashmir and the clash of symbolisms

Kashmir and the clash of symbolisms

To successfully reach out to Kashmiris, and establish good faith, India’s central government needs to address the symbolism that drives the separatist quarter…

August 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
The Annan commission needs to succeed

The Annan commission needs to succeed

ON FRIDAY, August 19, 2016, the first World Rohingya Day demonstrations took place around the world. Rallies and demonstrations took place in London, Washington DC, Toronto, New York, Chicago; Stockholm, Boston…

August 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
PART CXXV: The symphony of our times

PART CXXV: The symphony of our times

FRIENDSHIP and fellowship thrived during my time as teacher of Dhaka University with old and new friends. The cementing of bonds with senior teachers did not stand in the way of…

August 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
More cotton farming for apparel sector

More cotton farming for apparel sector

BANGLADESH has become a lucrative market for global cotton suppliers as its cotton consumption continues to increase on the strong performance of the apparel sector…

August 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

The paranoid art of nationalism

AGREAT scholar once claimed that patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels. If he had lived another hundred years, he could have added that the nation state is the first home of the insecurely authoritarian…

August 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

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