Month: January 2014

Bangladesh to try 195 Pakistani War Criminals

Tripartite Agreement

Law minister of Bangladesh Anisul Haque has hinted that the trials of the 195 Pakistani war criminals released under the Simla Agreement between India and Pakistan in 1972 are under consideration. He said this while talking to the journalists on…

Promoting better deals for migrant workers in Arab countries

Malaysian labor activist Charles Hector Fernandez recently told their government that detention of 2400 undocumented migrants, mostly Bangladeshis, at 15 immigration depots must be followed up by a thorough investigation on the journey from their country of origin. He asked…

Anatomy of Violence: Analysis of Civil War in East Pakistan in 1971

Sarmila Bose

While events of 1971 continue to evoke strong emotion in both Pakistan and Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan), there has been little systematic study of the violent conflicts that prevailed in the course of the nine-month long civil war. Popular attention…

The Worst Rulers In History?

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“The plain truth is, that he was a most intolerable ruffian, a disgrace to human nature, and a blot of blood and grease upon the History of England.” — Charles Dickens, on King Henry VIII In the grand scheme of…

A true picture of Picasso

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Perhaps the point is not so important as it seems. Clark has a profound and sympathetic understanding of art, yet he wants the artist, despite his “blithe self-absorption”, to be a force in the world of commonplace experience and action,…

Government of Spies

President Obama has some nerve. He opened his speech on NSA spying by likening his surveillance regime to Paul Revere and the Sons of Liberty. How insulting! They were helping people resist government tyranny, and the British spied on them…

Hummingbird

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Hummingbirds are birds that constitute the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring in the 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in) range. Indeed, the smallest extant bird species is a hummingbird, the 5-cm Bee Hummingbird. They hover…

City University of New York

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The City University of New York (CUNY/) is the public university system of New York City. It is the largest urban university in the United States, consisting of 24 institutions: 11 senior colleges, seven community colleges, the William E. Macaulay…