Curious Case of Transparency International in Bangladesh

Written By: Bengalist
25/12/2013 15:03

Next time, think twice before you call the “post-colonial” and “subaltern” narratives as mere academic mumbo-jumbos. One of the folk-wisdoms that these fields suggest is the assertion that developing countries are most vulnerable to the self-appointed vanguards of....    Full story...

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The Mischief of Prothom Alo

Written By: Bengalist
10/12/2013 19:10
BD War crime trial

Lets see the vile of Prothom Alo again. The "V" sign that Abdul Qader Mollah's wife is showing is taken at 8:30pm while she was visiting her husband for the last time. Hithertho Abdul Qader Mollah is facing gallows tonight. But they uploaded this photo at 11 pm to show that, as....    Full story...

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Book Review: 'The Autobiography of Malcolm X'

Written By: Bengalist
11/09/2013 22:36
Book Review

I read 'The Autobiography of Malcolm X' in college. As a white, middle-class young man I never would have predicted that the book would have such a profound impact on me. Malcolm X’s life is the story of transformation. It is a transformation I went through with him as I read.....    Full story...

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Did Hefazat Burnt Quran?

Written By: Bengalist
06/05/2013 16:22

by Shah Abdul Hannan   The secular TV channels , some ministers and secular press are relentlessly propagating that Hefazate Islam workers burnt shops in Baitul Mukarram area and created mayhem. It has become easy for them now because two independent TV channels have been closed in the....    Full story...

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Todays Grand Rally by Islamists in Dhaka [Photo Blog]

Written By: Bengalist
29/03/2013 18:45 29/03/2013 17:57

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Who are this "Shahid Rumi Squad"?

Written By: Bengalist
29/03/2013 18:53 27/03/2013 17:19

Shahid Rumi Squad is a radical paramilitary group (although never taken arms so far) inspired by the death of Jahanara Imam’s Son (Rumi) in 1971, the group is one of the key organizers of Shahbag sit in protests. Yesterday (26th March), defying the activities declared by the Gonojagoron....    Full story...

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Constitutionality, legality, viability and practicality of banning Jammat

Written By: Bengalist
23/03/2013 13:45

Barrister Nazir Ahmed Introduction Some extreme left oriented political parties and their affiliated professional and cultural organisations have long been demanding for banning the Bangladesh Jammat-e Islami (BJI).  This is not their new demand.  However, they have recently....    Full story...

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Let at least this One Institution Remain Neutral

Written By: Bengalist
15/03/2013 12:57 15/03/2013 12:07

Transparency International Bangladesh, known as TIB, has been playing a part since 1996 to eradicate corruption. Its main aim is to build a social campaign against corruption. At least this is what was recorded in its charter when it applied to the government for registration. However, the....    Full story...

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Facebook Likes reveal surprisingly accurate intimate personal information

Written By: Bengalist
14/03/2013 12:17 13/03/2013 22:08

Surprisingly accurate estimates of users' race, age, IQ, sexuality, personality type, substance use, and political views can be inferred from automated analysis of only their Facebook Likes - information that is by default publicly available. The Cambridge University researchers who....    Full story...

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The Saga of Naive Dealings in Dhaka: Who Wants This Kangaroo Tribunal?

Written By: Bengalist
11/03/2013 14:42 11/03/2013 14:38
Law and Order

At last the team arrived. After much concerns, confusions and call for retrials by almost all major international human rights and legal organizations, a team of specialists had arrived in Dhaka to observe first hand what is actually happening there. Bad luck for the government and its....    Full story...

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