Category Archives: politics

Quelling anti-Rampal protests (with South Korean assistance)

rahnuma ahmed It was a peaceful procession. We had gathered under the aegis of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports, outside the National Press Club in Dhaka, on October 19, 2016. After a brief … Continue reading

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RESISTING RAMPAL

‘Go back NTPC, get out India’ rahnuma ahmed Of all the slogans raised in protest against the coal power plant being built at Rampal in Bagerhat, this one’s the best.

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Didi. The Street Fighter

MAHASWETA DEVI (JANUARY 14, 1926 – JULY 28, 2016), WRITER AND SOCIAL ACTIVIST Protocol wasn’t Didi’s thing. Shoitan! (Satan) she would say lovingly. And then grab you and plonk you on her lap. The fact that both Rahnuma and I were far … Continue reading

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HUMAN CHAIN: Protest against the murder of Photographer and Drik Employee ‘Irfanul Islam’

  প্রেস বিজ্ঞপ্তি দৃক কর্মকর্তা ও আলোকচিত্রী মোঃ ইরফানুল ইসলাম হত্যার প্রতিবাদে মানববন্ধন ঢাকা। ৮ এপ্রিল, ২০১৬ দৃক কর্মকর্তা ও আলোকচিত্রী মোঃ ইরফানুল ইসলাম হত্যার প্রতিবাদে দৃক পিকচার লাইব্রেরি লিমিটেড ও পাঠশালা সাউথ এশিয়ান মিডিয়া ইন্সটিটিউট যৌথ উদ্যোগে ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের … Continue reading

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The spirit of a ghostly fabric

Having heard Saif speak of muslin over the last three years, I had gained some knowledge, albeit second hand. Going out filming with him to museums, arboretums and libraries, I had met some of the world’s leading experts. Lived part … Continue reading

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Postdoctor in Photography, Photography and Human Rights

University of Gothenburg Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 2 years Extent: 100 % Location: Valand Academy, Gothenburg First day of employment: 2016/9/1 Reference number: PER 2016/54 Valand Academy at the University of Gothenburg and the Hasselblad Foundation have a long-term … Continue reading

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Kalpana’s Warriors in Delhi

THE SEARCH FOR KALPANA CHAKMA BY SMRITI DANIEL  /  28TH JANUARY 2016   Shahidul Alam has long been gripped by the life of a woman he has never met. It’s been two decades since Kalpana Chakma was abducted, but Shahidul refuses to … Continue reading

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