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HISTORY AS ETHICAL REMEMBRANCE

Dhaka University, Shaheed Minar and CP Gang’s ‘bessha’ banner by Rahnuma Ahmed Prologue THIS story begins with the sudden and unexpected death of professor Piash Karim on October 13, 2014, of cardiac arrest. Piash, who had returned to Dhaka in … Continue reading

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YOUTH UPRISING AT SHAHBAGH

Reclaiming Ekattur: fashi, Bangali By Rahnuma Ahmed Prologue EVEN THOUGH I was dying to, pressing work — to do with other activist engagements, the Tazreen factory fire, communal attacks in Ramu — forced me to stay away the first few … Continue reading

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Eating up children

by rahnuma ahmed Josna, isn’t Josna feeling cold? I didn’t know what to say as I sat beside Josna’s mother on the curb, outside the Emergency department of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). It was slightly chilly, the last … Continue reading

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Reflections on Bengali motherhood and storytelling

BISWAJIT’S PUBLIC MURDER By rahnuma ahmed I ALTHOUGH Bengali culture would have us believe otherwise, motherhood is not something — regarded by some as an instinct, by others, as a virtue — that is timeless and unchanging. It is social … Continue reading

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Airport blues

The hartal (general strike) today put a spoke in the works. Our driver Joshim needed to drop me off at the airport and be back at base before sunrise. The young tailor Biswajit Das having been brutally murdered in full … Continue reading

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NISCHINTAPUR DEATHS: Killers at large

by rahnuma ahmed EVERYTHING SEEMED to come to a standstill as the death toll in the factory fire at Nischintapur kept rising. Death isn’t a question of numbers, even a single death which could have been prevented, is one too … Continue reading

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Ramu violence: A fanoosh is not a balloon

by Pragyananda Bhikkhu Translated by Rahnuma Ahmed Translator’s note: Young Bangladeshi Buddhist monk Pragyananda Bhikkhu, of Ramu Shima Bihar, wrote “Ramu Shohingshota: Fanoosh kono balloon noy”, which was published in Dainik Cox’s Bazar, November 4, 2012 in light of the … Continue reading

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CONCLUDING PART: Govt response to communal attack in Ramu

by rahnuma ahmed In today’s column, I basically deal with three issues, firstly, a brief review of the government’s administrative responses, these suggest that higher-ups have ‘settled’ on making the officer-in-charge of Ramu thana the “fall guy” for the devastating waves … Continue reading

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US AMBASSADOR TO LIBYA KILLED Collateral death?

By rahnuma ahmed   “Collateral damage”, according to the US department of defense, is damage or injury caused to those who are not lawful military targets, i.e., to non-combatants. They occur nevertheless…, in the course of action…, but because they … Continue reading

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PART I: FIFTY-NINTH ANNIVERSARY OF CIA-MI6 COUP

Remembering Mosaddeq by rahnuma ahmed The anniversary’s just around the corner, for the regime of Dr Mohammad Mosaddeq — popular and democratically-elected prime minister of Iran — was toppled by the CIA-MI6 on August 19, 1953. The military coup returned the … Continue reading

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