Monday, September 21, 2015



Joy Bangla. Joy Bangabandhu. JOY MARCH 2, 1971.  In March 1971, the vision of independent national sovereignty

Anger brews in Gilgit Baltistan over false CPEC promises

The over-ambitious, debt-ridden China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is deepening divisions within Pakistan's different regions and its people

Military coup in Myanmar and future of Rohingya repatriation

Myanmar hit headlines around the world on 1 February 2021 when its military seized power and the country's

Trump impeachment and the India link

Impeachment trial as known in India has seen legislature-versus-judiciary clashes. The Constitution provides for impeachment of only three:

Genocide- as a 'Friend of Bangladesh' remembers

I always feel emotional whenever I write about Bangladesh's Liberation War. It brings back many memories of the

March 25, 1969: End of presidency of Gen Ayub Khan in Pakistan- Last part

By choosing March 26 as Independence Day, the Mujibnagar government honored the constitutionality of their revolution instead of

Ensure digital access to reduce inequality

In 2020, the number of internet connections in the country has increased by one crore of 24 lakh

March 25, 1969: End of presidency of Gen Ayub Khan in Pakistan- II

Events on March 7, 1971 dramatized Sheikh Mujib's political predicament, for he was, at that specific moment, both

March 25, 1969: End of presidency of Gen Ayub Khan in Pakistan- I

In 1964, President Ayub Khan had been confident in his apparent popularity and saw the deep divisions within

Golwalkar being honoured by Culture Ministry

During the struggle for India's independence while the majority of Hindus, Muslims, and people of all religions followed

Lost our Gandhi: Syed Abul Maksud

Many stared at "Bangladeshi Gandhi", some listened attentively wherever he went to protest abuse of human rights, discrimination

Burma is far from being a true democracy

What took place in Burma is a military coup. There can be no other description for such an

How to end a very long war in Afghanistan

On paper, the United States is committed to withdrawing its last 2,500 troops from Afghanistan less than 10

Ten steps Biden can take toward peace

 When it comes to war, if personnel is policy, America is yet again in deep trouble.As

Reimagining diplomacy in the post-COVID world: An Indian perspective

By Dr S  Jaishankar, External Affairs  Minister of India

A reflection on the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Japan

 Today is the birthday of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito of Japan, an auspicious occasion celebrated as the National

COVID-19: The challenges of inoculation program

 Coronavirus Disease is most probably a substantial threat in the current world because of the extensive mortality rate.

TThe spirit of victory all around

 The Grand Alliance under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina, the Modern Day Joan of Arc, won the election

Prof. Anisuzzaman's cultural activities: How admirable they were!

 Anisuzzaman was directly involved in socio-cultural activities as well as teaching and academic work. This is why many

The inspiration of Ekushey

 The Language Movement catalyzed the assertion of Bengali national identity in the then Pakistan, and became a forerunner

Commemorating International Mother Language Day

 According to Samuel Johnson, "Language is the dress of thoughts. Without language one can't be able to express


The naked boy now wears a shroudIn the pre-dawn darkness when the coffin bearersAre

Evaluating Professor Anisuzzaman … in his absence

 It was on May 14, 2020 Professor Anisuzzaman departed for eternal peace and salvation. This soul was so

Dictionaries lost to time

 As I embark on narrating the tale of a dictionary, a mixed feeling gathers up in me. It

The Polish connection of Jamnagar

 How about a story inter woven with history of an Indian Royal Family, their Cricketing excellence, some Polish

History Writing to the Rescue against Sectarian Nationalism

 India currently is in the grip of 'constructed Hate'. This in turn has led to violence against vulnerable

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