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When the next flood comes will we be better prepared?

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Dam after dam gave in to the unseasonably early rainfall in the Haor area (a floodplain depression in the Northeastern region) of Bangladesh. Desperate...

27th March 1971: When it Became Apparent that the Bengali Hindus were the Target...

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27th March 1971: When it became apparent that the Bengali Hindus were the targets of genocide Sumit Roy On the evening of 25th March 1971, the...

Thrifty eating in the City- An eat-all-you-can date!

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Two doctors and a psychologist- what does this equation add up to? Well, in any other part of the world, under any other circumstances,...

Travelling Trunk:Made in Bengal ~ 2017

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Last year around the same time, a baby was born & I’ve never spoken about it in detail since then. It started off as...

My Hypnotic And Magical Encounter With West Bengal

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We had finally packed our stuff with our winter clothes, warmers and the stuff we thought we might require. We were driven via a...

A miscarriage of justice

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A little over a year after being charged with assault and torture of 11-year old domestic worker Mahfuja Akhter Happy, cricketer Shahadat Hossain and...

The tale of two infants

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The tale of two infants and the reaction of the world ( specifically the media and intellectuals) One of them is from Syria - a...

Linguistic conflict on the Internet: Time to recognize Bengali and Bangladeshi as separate languages?

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Linguistic conflict on the Internet: Time to recognize Bengali and Bangladeshi as separate languages? Sumit Roy Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella’s son 26 year old Zain Nadella,...

Tasmina, the daughter of Bangladesh’s village, with a strong will, has conquered the world

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The Tasminas of Obaidul of Chaksul (Shankarpur) village in Dhamirhat upazila of Naogaon district Tasamina is our daughter, a daughter of an uncharted village, defeated...

DGFI helped militant group Huji form political party

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WikiLeaks has been publishing the secret US documents for the last few years. The documents also include a number of Dhaka embassy telegrams sent...

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‘Bengali Muslim’ As An Oxymoron: Crisis And Conflict Of Identities

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  Legendary Bengali novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay sets the context in this regard when he remarks in one of his famous literary works,‘Srikanta’, “The Bengali...

From Ekushey to Muktijuddho: The Myth of Bengali Nationalism

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  In 1964, the entire East Pakistan was rocked by violence against the minority Bengali Hindu community. Anti Bengal Hindu riot broke out across the...

Is Bengal Heading Towards A Genocide?

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India, it is said, lives in her villages. But she can be understood through the slogans that rents her skies and the way her...