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India-Bangladesh relationship : Look beyond economics

The relationship between Bangladesh and India mainly concentrates on economics and often on divisions- religious divides, land and border disputes, export-import imbalance, sovereignty, nationalism, difference between political trends and often hatred.

Nations can be analysed from different angles and from different aspects. Lets not forget, each and every nation has its own unique attributes. Different sets […]

Do not play with our kids future

As school education makes a comeback on the public debate agenda for all the wrong reasons, and none but the Islamic fundamentalists have come out to defend the government yet, here’s a message for the Awami League policy makers: Open your eyes, stop substituting BNP-Jamat, act like the secular center left party it meant to […]

A case for Anarchism(Part-one)

Every state is a despotism, be the despot one or many.

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A few characteristics of contemporary capitalism

1. The great recession:

The inherently chaotic, crisis-prone nature of capitalism was a key part of Marx’s writings. He argued that the relentless drive for profits would lead companies to mechanize their workplaces, producing more and more goods while squeezing workers’ wages until they could no longer purchase the products they created. Sure enough, modern […]

By |March 2nd, 2014|Culture, Economics, Society|0 Comments

The Savar Massacre

The latest number of casualty from the Savar Massacre of 2013 due to the collapse of a 9-story building known as Rana Plaza (owned by Sohel Rana, a stalwart of the local branch of the Jubo League, an affiliate of Awami League which heads the current ruling coalition) exceeds 700 as of this writing! It […]

By |May 8th, 2013|Bangladesh, Economics, Human Rights, Politics|5 Comments

Behind the US Debt Crisis

(From the Perspective of a non-Economist)  

Everything gets complicated in the hands of the government. Which reminds me of some of the famous quotes from President Ronald Regan: “Government is not the solution, Government is the problem.” And “If someone says I am from the government and I want to help you, run from him as […]

By |August 12th, 2011|Economics, Education, Politics|1 Comment

The Firing Protocol

The Firing Protocol

(A short story)

By Adnan Lermontov

Dedicated to my paternal grandfather, Sheikh Afsaruddin

1.

“Please have a seat.”

“Why? What’s happening?”

“I am eliminating you. It’s 4:30, so you have 30 minutes to pack and leave. Take whatever you can, and the rest will be […]

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