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Head Held High

I don’t remember ever entering the house by the front door. Ferdousi Priyabhashini’s house shared a wall with another favourite of mine, the much loved poet Sufia Kamal. Sufia Khala’s daughter Tulu (painter Saeeda Kamal) was also a dear friend. … Continue reading

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Wake Up Or Face Prosecution: Nobel Laureates tell Aung San Suu Kyi

As three Nobel peace laureates—Tawakkol Karman of Yemen, Shirin Ebadi of Iran, and Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland – conclude their visit to Bangladesh on the six-month anniversary of the current Rohingya crisis, the three women are calling for an … Continue reading

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Mick Jagger on ‘Gimme Shelter’

Mick Jagger Tells the Story Behind ?Gimme Shelter? and Merry Clayton?s Haunting Background Vocals In the fall of 1969 the?Rolling Stones?were in a Los Angeles recording studio, putting the final touches on their album?Let it Bleed. It was a tumultuous … Continue reading

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?So Many People Died?: How Afghanistan and Iraq Echo Vietnam

The ties between the wars are darker than most Americans recognize. By?Nick Turse Pham To looked great for 78 years old. (At least, that’s about how old he thought he was.) His hair was thin, gray, and receding at the … Continue reading

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Braveheart girl lit a flame

Photographs and text by Subrata Biswas India was stunned when a 23 year old female physiotherapy intern was beaten and brutally gang raped by six men on a moving bus in New Delhi on 16 December, 2012 and thrown out … Continue reading

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Chhatra League’s Sexual Offences. A Widespread State of Denial

By Rahnuma Ahmed While working on last week’s column, `The Nation, or Chhatra League…?’ (published on Monday, April 12, 2010), I had been in two minds. Should I include sexual offences?aggressive behaviour, molestation, physical assault, violence, rape, asking a buddy … Continue reading

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My Sister’s Language

His eyes flitted forward and back, and having surveyed the scene for possible danger, it stopped. The head stooped, and that was how he stayed. Crouched on the floor of a bus full of Bangalis, the Pahari (hill person) amongst … Continue reading

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Violence against Women and Girls: Breaking Taboos

rahnuma ahmed She jumped down from the police van and tried to escape. It stopped, they hunted her down by torchlight, dragged her back and drove off. Men, gathered around the tea stall, wondered why the car had stopped. Curious, … Continue reading

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