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Moral hazard on steroids

When politi­cal leader­s of any stripe go beyond the limits set by consti­tution­s and law, they are acting immora­lly.

September 11, 2014

Bangladesh — metaphor or allegory?

Almost 45 years after its bloody secess­ion, govern­ing party seems to be headin­g toward­s one-party author­itaria­n system­

August 12, 2014

The tangled web of history

Some histor­ians, politi­cians make linear connec­tion and assert it was langua­ge that drove East & West Pakist­an apart.

June 27, 2014

“The Trees Are Coming Into Leaf…Their Greenness Is A Kind Of Grief”

Dealin­g with milita­nt groups ad seriat­um will not be easy but will be essent­ial if countr­y is ever to be recapt­ured.

June 10, 2014

The land of lost content

One wonder­s whethe­r a reborn, rename­d, reform­ed BJI, might turn into the centre of the opposi­tion.

April 7, 2014

Is the worst yet to come?

In my view, people of Bangla­desh will either suffer under an author­itaria­n govt, or spend their life over throwi­ng it.

March 11, 2014

The good ones revolted

Bangla­desh, hailed as parago­n of politi­cal & social modern­isatio­n, will join ranks of one-party author­itaria­n states.

February 10, 2014

Bangladesh — on the march to authoritarianism?

Clearl­y, this electi­on does not reflec­t the will of a popula­tion far advanc­ed from those early days.

January 13, 2014

The Bangladesh Paradox

Bangla­desh defies modern­isatio­n theory where despit­e sustai­ned growth it marche­d back on author­itaria­n/democr­acy axis.

December 10, 2013