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  • Bangladesh Beware: A Lesson from Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law

    Bangladesh Beware: A Lesson from Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law0

    For over two months Bangladesh has been locked in a fierce battle pitting the government and its moderate Muslim allies against the demands of groups espousing a radical interpretation of Islam.  At stake is the country’s secular identity and its prospects to become an open and tolerant environment for religious freedom and human rights.   Protesters are

  • The Tragedies of Other Places

    The Tragedies of Other Places0

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  • Has the Economist got it right?

    Has the Economist got it right?0

      how to learn chinese language The Economist Magazine published a damning editorial last month on Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal. The editorial starts by saying that the Bangladesh’s tribunal had ‘fallen a long way short of Israel’s model of due process’ concerning its trial in 1961 of the Nazi leader Adolph Eichmannn. It then set

  • Mosques, Temples, and Theaters: We Need to Change the Script

    Mosques, Temples, and Theaters: We Need to Change the Script0

    by Falguni Sheth Yesterday, less than 48 hours after the shootings in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, a mosque in Joplin, Missouri was burned to the ground. It was the second time that someone had tried to burn the mosque down in a month, and the third time that the mosque has had a fire on its

  • Key initial findings of NATO probe on Salala attack

    Key initial findings of NATO probe on Salala attack0

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    • February 6, 2012

    The NATO investigation about the Salala attack has been completed two days ahead of the scheduled date. The full text of the report is yet to be released but some of the key findings were revealed in a press briefing by the Pentagon. In essence it has concluded that the unfortunate incident was not deliberate

  • The Folk and the Classical in North Indian Raga Music

    The Folk and the Classical in North Indian Raga Music1

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    • February 2, 2012

    “When God created us in this world, notes and melodies were allocated among the polis.” –        Bade Ustad Ghulam Khan Although speaking allegorically, Bade Ghulam Ustad Khan was alluding to an anthropological fact; tribes created their own melodies and when they moved, the melodies were carried around with them essentially all over the world. This

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  • Bangladesh: Will this country become Pakistan or Kashmir?

      1. A political group is spreading the perception that the country will again become Pakistan if Awami League loses control of Bangladesh. They even suggested a label “Banglastan” for this supposed nation which transforms into an improvised Pakistan in the East. But symptomatically it appears to become another Kashmir, or in a classical sense

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