• Maslin: The ancient fabric that no one knows how to make0

    THE LOST INDEX | INDIA BBC (Image credit: Drik/ Bengal Muslin) By Zaria Gorvett  16th March 2021 Nearly 200 years ago, Dhaka muslin was the most valuable fabric on the planet. Then it was lost altogether. How did this happen? And can we bring it back? I In late 18th-Century Europe, a new fashion led to an international

  • Anti-Modi Protests in Bangladesh0

    Clashes break out in Baitul Mukarram area Prothom Alo Staff Correspondent Dhaka 26 Mar 2021 Clashes break out at Baitul Mukarram areaHasan Raja Baitul Mukarram National Mosque area has turned into a battleground as clashes erupt between devotees and ruling party men on Friday afternoon. The clashes broke out as a section of devotees had

  • Now Reading Tibetans in Exile Facing New Challenges0

      2021/03/31, East Asia Forum East Asia Forum is a platform for analysis and research on politics, economics, business, law, security, international relations and society relevant to public policy, centred on the Asia Pacific region. It consists of an online publication and a quarterly magazine, East Asia Forum Quarterly, which aim to provide clear and

  • MAROONED IN THEIR MYTHS – If the partition of 1905 were allowed to stand0

    Ashok Mitra   |     |   Published 27.06.05, 12:00 AM The Bengali bhadralok and their id?es fixe are not easily parted. The current year marks a full century since the Bengal Presidency was divided by the British rulers and a new province, Eastern Bengal and Assam, was carved out. To Bengal?s then influential Hindu gentry, it was an affront and an omen. That most

  • New report shows growing CCP control of Tibetan Buddhism0

    By International Campaign for Tibet|March 10, 2021| A new report by the International Campaign for Tibet shows how new measures of surveillance and control are threatening to turn the Tibetan Buddhist monastic community into a tool of the Chinese Communist Party. “Party Above Buddhism: China’s Surveillance and Control of Tibetan Monasteries and Nunneries” is available

  • ‘We Will Leave’ Afghanistan Likely This Year, Biden Declares0

    But not by May 1. “It’s not my intention to stay there for a long time, the question is how and under what circumstance,” the president said, at the White House. Kevin Baron March 25, 2021 By Kevin Baron Executive Editor March 25, 2021 Updated: This breaking news article has been expanded to include additional


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  • Bangladesh: I am Zia Speaking

                       I am Zia Speaking  “In that case, we revolt,” Major Ziaur Rahman (March 25, 1971)    Zia is enmeshed in every paddy sheaf of Bangladesh. From every nook and corner, a voice continues to ring: I am Zia speaking.[I]   By R Chowdhury     25 March

  • The Myanmar coup-2021 and Aung San Suu Kyi

      By Shwe Lu Maung, March 1, 2021 Saba Khan and Dr. Habib Siddiqui reviewed and polished English and grammar. Prologue This article is written to mark the 2nd March 1962, the day the Myanmar Armed Forces seized power and enslaved the peoples under military colonialism. On that very night, a meeting of the Rangoon

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