Tag Archives: BNP

30 Final Days of Bangladesh – Day 14 – History Repeats

It didn’t come as any surprise to anyone in Bangladesh but the opposition party extended the latest hartal and blockade to the beginning of Friday. Effectively, Khaleda Zia – whatever the cost – is calling for national strikes for every day of … Continue reading

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Counting the Cost: The Savar Tragedy and the Search for Blame

Sometimes, being an observer of life in a culture foreign to your own just isn’t enough. On Wednesday morning I arrived in Dhaka for a single day of ‘bachelor life’. I had to pick up my laptop (which had suddenly … Continue reading

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Back in Bangladesh and Ready to Write

So, I’m finally back at my desk sipping my cha, looking over very green fields and enjoying the breeze from the ceiling fan now very much needed in Bangladesh. Yes, I’m back with my people, my family, my friends at … Continue reading

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“You can reassure Bengali Hindus as much as you want that JI-Shibir represents a small, fanatical fringe element. That majority are tolerant. That Bangladesh is as much their home as any Muslim or any other religion. You can say these … Continue reading

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Update on the Bangladesh unrest

After yesterday’s post I thought I would share two links to Bangladesh’s Daily Star website. The first is an article detailing the first announcement I have heard from the Khaleda Zia, the leader of the BNP party which is the main … Continue reading

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