13th Anniversary 1st Issue

Closing the gates of hell: countering terrorism

Closing the gates of hell: countering terrorism

TERRORISM is an over worked word. Depending on the contexts and the times it has been used and abused. As a result, it has often lost its true meaning and significance…

Iraq and Islam: Emperor’s new muslins

Iraq and Islam: Emperor’s new muslins

‘Therein lies a great danger to world peace and sovereignty of nations. Moral rhetoric cannot hide the fact that caprice and self-interest rather than concern for international law or justice informs American policy and interventions…

‘Militancy is rising in a political-cultural vacuum’

‘Militancy is rising in a political-cultural vacuum’

Ajoy Roy, a retired professor of physics in the University of Dhaka talking to Mustafizur Rahman and Arifur Rahman in an interview with New Age, stressed the need for reviving political culture by giving space…

RELIGIOUS POLITICS: Ram Mohan Roy, Titu Mir and others in 19th century Bengal

RELIGIOUS POLITICS: Ram Mohan Roy, Titu Mir and others in 19th century Bengal

BENGAL and India in the middle of the 18th century presented a phase when decaying feudalism represented by Sirajuddowla was overwhelmed by the emerging capitalism represented by Robert Clive’s East India Company…

‘Successive governments have compromised with communal sentiments’

‘Successive governments have compromised with communal sentiments’

Haider Akbar Khan Rano, a member of the Communist Party of Bangladesh presidium, talking to Moloy Saha in an interview with New Age, urged waging a united movement to curb religious militant forces New Age: Politics of religious extremism has apparently taken a violent form in Bangladesh. Why? Haider Akbar Khan Rano: The ruling political parties have failed to fulfil […]

‘Trying to take political advantage is worsening the situation’

‘Trying to take political advantage is worsening the situation’

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, talking to Rashed Ahmed Mitul in an interview with New Age, speaks about how global issues and an indulgence…

A nation in crisis: which way out?

A nation in crisis: which way out?

THIS piece is not about the political crisis or the problem of extremism that the country is now plunged into, but of confidence, social capital or trust — inter-linked, nonetheless…

‘Capitalists are encouraging extremist religious politics’

‘Capitalists are encouraging extremist religious politics’

In states where religious extremism is active, there is an absence of human rights, freedom of expression, freedom of association and basic democratic rights, Serajul Islam Choudhury, a professor emeritus in the University of Dhaka…

‘Successive govts have failed to create a non-communal Bangladesh’

‘Successive govts have failed to create a non-communal Bangladesh’

The government should face militancy politically by uniting all the people, the Socialist Party of Bangladesh general secretary, Khalequzzaman, tells Moloy Saha in an interview…

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