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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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Runs in the Family

New findings about schizophrenia rekindle old questions about genes and identity. BY SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE  The author and his father have seen several relatives succumb to mental illness. PHOTOGRAPH BY DAYANITA SINGH FOR THE NEW YORKER In the winter of 2012, I … 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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Modi visits Bangladesh, but Teesta is not even in the agenda

by Taj Hashmi Last time I met my old friend Gowher Rizvi at his office in December 2011, he was very upbeat and optimistic about the “impending” Teesta water sharing agreement with India. He seemed to have reposed absolute trust … Continue reading

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Majority World exhibition in Rome: Justice in Focus

IDLO Photo Exhibition in Rome Farnesina Porte Aperte 2015 22 – 29 May 2015 IDLO’s photo exhibition “In Focus: Justice and the Post-2015 Agenda” will form part of this year’s initiative by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International … Continue reading

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Situation Report: Dhaka, April 26, 2015: Hazard Type: Earthquake

Location: Nepal, India and Bangladesh Reporting Period: 26 April’15 Location: Nepal, India and Bangladesh Detail Information: An earthquake rattled the Dhaka, Chittagong, Barisal, Rajshahi, Dinajpur, Rongpur, Kushtia and different parts of the country on April, 25. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake’s … Continue reading

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Global Photography Exhibition Opens at UN Rights Council Meeting

Photographs Humanize Rule of Law and Access to Justice Photographers: Kabir Dhanji, Lucas Lenci, Shehzad Noorani, Vicky Roy, Farzana Wahidy Curator: Shahidul Alam “In Focus: Justice and the Post-2015 Agenda,” a photo exhibition on the challenges of development and the … Continue reading

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Brahmaputra Diary by Shahidul Alam

Lecture no- 340 Series: Nature Speaker:          Shahidul Alam Topic:              My Journey As A Witness Date:                August 26, 2014 Time:               6.30 PM Venue:     … Continue reading

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Not Just Another Brick In The Geopolitical Wall

By leveraging its ties with non-western powers, BRICS can check US hegemony RAMESH THAKUR Tehelka.com 2014-08-02 , Issue 31 Volume 11 A different worldview BRICS leaders profess a shared vision of inclusive global growth and the rapid socio-economic transformation of their own … Continue reading

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Where will India’s poor go?

‘Now, we have a democratically elected totalitarian government’ — Arundhati Roy Tahir Mehdi Updated about 5 hours ago Arundhati Roy IN Pakistan, apprehensions are rife about Narendra Modi’s flamboyant success. But fervent Modi supporters in the Indian middle classes prefer to … Continue reading

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