Month: February 2014

The 10th Jatiyo Sangsad: Some questions from the youth

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The president in his address to the 10th Parliament on January 29, urged the election-boycotting parties to “help reach a consensus by shunning the path of confrontation and anarchy… to contribute to the establishment of a tolerant democratic system through removing hatred, violence.” It wasn’t named, but…

Germany Aiming to Become More Muslim Friendly

Muslims attending the gathering were offended by the insinuation that Islam could be radical or violent, and demanded instead that the German government take steps to make “Islam equal to Christianity” in Germany. They were equally unwilling to discuss the…

Interview with BJP leader Narendra Modi

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Narendra Modi is a polarising figure, evoking visceral reactions across the political spectrum. Critics call him a dictator while supporters believe he could make India an Asian superpower. Reuters spoke to Modi at his official Gandhinagar residence in a rare interview…

Shining Young Muslimah In US: Interview with Arfa Aijazi

Arfa Aijazi

Arfa Aijazi is a student at one of the best colleges in America, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), an institution that has served as the educator of some of the most notable politicians, historians, and physicists of our time. Arfa…

Crafting a positive image of Bangladesh

A class of people in Bangladesh are seen very good at imprinting into the minds of their fellow countrymen and, more significantly foreigners, the notion that their country is small and insignificant in all respects. They are the ardent practitioners…

Tunisia and Egypt: A Tale of Two People

Two historic peoples in the Arab world appear now to be heading in two opposite directions. After a roller coaster political journey, both Tunisia and Egypt found unique opportunities to reclaim their national glory when mass uprisings succeeded in ousting…

A Solution for Bad Teaching

It’s no secret that tenured professors cause problems in universities. Some choose to rest on their laurels, allowing their productivity to dwindle. Others develop tunnel vision about research, inflicting misery on students who suffer through their classes. Despite these costs,…

I am against the concept of dynasty: Rahul Gandhi

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Rahul Gandhi, prominent Congress leader, son of Sonia Gandhi and Rajib Gandhi, and grandson of Indira Gandhi, in his first television interview has said that he is against the concept of dynastic rule or dynastic politics. But, he mentioned that…