Guns of November

7 November, 2020  - By Jyoti Rahman

Front page of the Dainik Bangla newspaper on November 8th 1975. In the 1995 submarine thriller Crimson Tide, the captain, Gene Hackman, and his number two, Denzel Washington) clash over the...

Digital vigilantes

5 November, 2020  - By Mark Lacy and Nayanika Mookherjee

Dhaka, Bangladesh. 17th May, 2020. Stencil street art on a wall in the capitalstates, "Release those arrested, Repeal the Digital Security Act. (Credit: MD Mehedi Hasan/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live...

Exceptional strength?

2 November, 2020  - By Adiba Afros

Bangladeshi labor activists and garments workers gather in a protest rally in Dhaka in June 2020 against the loss of jobs caused by factory closures during the COVID-19 pandemic Credit: Suvra Kanti...

China vs. India: Battleground Bangladesh?

8 October, 2020  - By Susannah Savage

Dhaka, Bangladesh. Portraits of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Chinese President Xi Jinping on Dhaka's main streets during Jinping's visit in October, 2016. Photo: Alamy Stock...

Bangladeshi women play crucial role in fight against Covid-19

9 April, 2020  - By Sajeda Amin

April 2nd 2020, Dhaka, Bangladesh — A mother with her child waits for rickshaw during countrywide lockdown as a preventive measure against the Covid-19. Photo: Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Alamy Stock...

Unadulterated cruelty

9 April, 2020  - By Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thousands of Bangladeshi readymade garment workers from across the country had either walked or used alternative modes of transpiration to reach capital Dhaka over the past few days, as owners...

Covid-19: Time to stop foreign debt repayments

2 April, 2020  - By Farid Erkizia Bakht

Sheikh Hasina, the Bangladeshi prime minister, addressing other Saarc leaders during a video conference on Covid-19. Photo: BSS. Bangladesh has seen its foreign debt double over the last ten...

The myth of the freedom fighter and the spirit of 1971

26 March, 2020  - By Ikhtisad Ahmed

Photo: World History Archive/Alamy Stock Photo The adage that history is written by the victors is a half-truth. In a system of hegemonic knowledge production, the universally accepted and...

Mujib-100 over Covid-19?

19 March, 2020  - By Ikhtisad Ahmed

Tonellophotography/Alamy Stock Photo Dealing with Covid-19 (Coronavirus) requires a rapid response to and a clear plan for an ever-changing and volatile situation based on honesty, humility,...

Perverted by language

29 February, 2020  - By Ikhtisad Ahmed

Photo: Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Zuma Press/Alamy Stock Photo Mahbub ul Alam Chowdhury’s seminal Kandte Ashini Phashir Dabi Niye Eshecchi (I Have Not Come Where They Laid Down Their Lives, in...

Joining the middle-income club

27 February, 2020  - By Halima Begum

Bangladesh Bank notes. Photo: Glyn Thomas/Alamy Stock Photo Though economically vibrant, Bangladesh is highly stressed on the climate front, with rising levels of inequality and space for...

A new relationship prioritising human rights

13 February, 2020  - By Stephen Delahunty

At the Labour Campaign for Human Rights (LCHR) we are committed to ensuring that human rights remain at the heart of the Labour Party’s policy in the United Kingdom. We think that the rollback of...

Of citizens and neighbours

23 January, 2020  - By Joseph Allchin

August 10th 2019, Assam, India — People undergo a verification process to link their Aadhar card with the National Register of Citizens (NRC), during a hearing at a seva kendra in Barpeta. Photo:...

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The manuscript of a forbidden history

9 January, 2020  - By Pinaki Bhattacharya

March 7th 1973 — Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman faces a battery of cameras when he casts his vote in the recent general election in Bangladesh in which his Awami League gained an...

Leaving democracy behind

7 January, 2020  - By Ali Riaz

January 3rd 2019, Dhaka, Bangladesh — A Bangladeshi left-wing activist wears a black cloth over her mouth as a protest against the allegedly fraudulent victory of the ruling Awami League, which...