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Let’s study Bangabandhu’s life

When Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman first went to China in 1952, he was a young politician, only 14 years into his political career. He visited the country as a member of a Pakistani delegation to attend a peace conference organized by China. He had just come out of jail after the Language Movement. And he […]

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Winning hearts and minds

Winning the hearts and minds of the people of a nation is a tricky affair. We haven’t seen a political leader in this part of the world trying to win the hearts and minds of the people he/she is supposed to serve. No one even thinks about acquiring a place in people’s hearts. We have […]

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Is BNP suffering from a brand crisis?

It was quite expected that the candidates of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, along with their alliance, would accuse the Awami League of rigging the 11th parliamentary polls held on December 30, 2018. What I didn’t expect from the BNP, however, was that so many of their candidates would boycott the elections on the day. Yes, […]

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A for America, B for Bangladesh

When it comes to national aspirations, we Bengalis are perhaps world champions! We are bubbling with millions of ideas that, we think, can lead us to one of the revered lots in the international arena. All of us want to make ourselves proud; all of us have at least one idea of “Making Bangladesh great”. […]