Category: Bangladesh Politics

THE BACKGROUND TO MOTH-EATEN AND TRUNCATED BANGLADESH TERRITORY

The geographical figure (map) of Bangladesh territory is exactly what a populist great leader once in late 1940s termed it exactly as the ‘Moth-Eaten and Truncated’ one. Neither the map of the one third of pre-1947 province of Bengal adjacently west of the Bangladesh territory anything pleasing to look at but somewhat still more odd […]

INDIAN MINORITY ISSUE: RETHINKING ON THE PARTITION OF 1905 AND 1947

Annihilation and, at times, massacre of religious and other minorities at a single go are nothing new in the euphemistically called ‘Largest Democracy’, Bangladesh’s big neighbor, and ‘Big Brother’. Of late when the minority Christians in Orissa and the minority Muslims in Assam are being attacked, their houses and even churches and similar places of […]

DIALOGUE ACROSS A TABLE?

Now that Begum Khaleda Zia, a former Prime Minister of Bangladesh, is known to be nodded to sit down across a table with Sheikh Hasina, another former Prime Minister of the country, the latter has not as yet indicated anything positive in the matter, people have been making guesses somewhat wildly. Is it at all […]

SOME THOUGHT ABOUT THE ELECTION OF 2008

At last the election date for the 9th Bangladesh Parliament was announced by the Chief Adviser of the Caretaker Government Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmad in a TV (Radio as well) address on the 20th September 2008 to be held on the 18th December this year followed by the Upazila or local government ones in two phases […]