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  • A Look Into What Just Happened in Sri Lanka #PressPollSL

    A Look Into What Just Happened in Sri Lanka #PressPollSL0

      Earlier this evening, I witnessed the inauguration of Maithripala Sirisena as Sri Lanka’s 7th** President, after one of the closest elections in the island’s history. Former President Rajapaska was trying for an unprecedented third term, thanks to the 18thamendment his party facilitated, allowing for unlimited terms. Elections were called two years in advance for a variety

  • From Russia with Love: Panic, Fear and Instability

    From Russia with Love: Panic, Fear and Instability0

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    • December 30, 2014

      There is now a full-blown panic and fear in the Russian markets that has hardly been reported in the Bangladeshi press. Perhaps it is because Russia is not a major trading partner, or people feel unaffected. The cause of the paralysed Russian economy may not be for the same reasons that keep Bangladesh humming

  • A Personal Case for liberalizing Indo-Pak Border Crossing

    A Personal Case for liberalizing Indo-Pak Border Crossing0

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    • December 5, 2014

      I said, “I want to go to Pakistan…” and I couldn’t finish. “There are so many new places you can see, then why Pakistan?” “If a war starts between India and Pakistan, the first thing they will do is seal the borders and you will be left on the other side forever.” “Believe us,

  • Reconsidering Traditional Gender Roles and Expression in India

    Reconsidering Traditional Gender Roles and Expression in India0

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    • November 21, 2014

    It is the year 2014 and much has changed in the world we live in. Technology has achieved monumental advances to the point where we can communicate with another person across the globe with the touch of a button or swipe of a finger. Medical and public health initiatives have worked synergistically to eliminate some

  • Building India’s “Shock City of the Twentieth Century” from the Top Down

    Building India’s “Shock City of the Twentieth Century” from the Top Down0

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    • September 27, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Shock City of Twentieth-Century India, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 352 pp. The field of South Asian urban history has a rich history of examining India’s major urban centers. Numerous astute studies of Delhi, Bombay (Mumbai), and Calcutta (Kolkata), for example, have contributed to our understanding of not only the rapid urbanization (and later suburbanization,

  • My Pakistan Television Show

    My Pakistan Television Show0

      cheap software downloads write essay for me Shadab Zeest Hashmi writing in 3QD What they did not understand at the PTV station was that it’s in my nature to be elsewhere, nodding attentively one minute, gone the next. I didn’t understand it either, the tendency to let myself be stolen into another world, switching between

  • 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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