From the diary

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Submitted by Ahir Bhairab [Guest] on Thu, 16/05/2013 - 11:17pm
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[NB: This piece is taken from a diary entry from 2010 when I was briefly interning for a charity. Sadly, the contents still remain relevant.]

I'm drafting a consultation paper for DFID (Department for International Development) on maternal mortality. Doing the research has been difficult. It has been pretty damn awful really. I've basically spent the last couple of days going through a catalogue of all the horrific atrocities inflicted on women and young girls across the world, all in the name of tradition, custom, honour, religion. There may not be much in common between the troubled Somalia and the up-and-coming-nearly-developed India, but one thing that connects the two is the fact that women and girls of both the countries continue to face violence. The forms may vary wildly from female genital mutilation to sex-selective abortion, but the victims are the same group of human beings - women.


Invention of own technology and strategies in rescue operation- an urgent need

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Submitted by rataswaraniya [Guest] on Fri, 03/05/2013 - 11:24pm
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Translation from Himu's- উদ্ধারকাজে নিজস্ব প্রযুক্তি ও কৌশল উদ্ভাবন আশু প্রয়োজন

The collapse of Rana Plaza has engraved a lasting sore in our mind but it’s quite urgent to think about the immediate reaction if such happens again. The policymakers urgently need to start their homework that what and how we react in such incidences. And if we know from the professional and volunteer rescuers about their experiences and limitations through public hearing, can be incorporated in this homework.


Nothing matters to me

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Submitted by nilkanto on Fri, 03/05/2013 - 6:32am
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“Workers of the world, Unite.”
Ahh, the chanting that Marx started.
You know, I got the chance to meet Marx? I guess not. I did not know much about him before I met him.
Well, I don’t know whether you can hear me or not. It’s not the usual way to talk, not been preferred. Actually, it’s illegal.


How to Weave Lies Without Facts

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Submitted by guest_writer on Fri, 03/05/2013 - 4:52am
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[Note: This is a translation of the article তথ্য’বিনা মিথ্যা বোনা by Kaustubh, originally posted in Sachalayatan on 27-02-2013. While the facts were easy to translate, it is difficult to capture the essence and wit of the article in English. The translators strongly recommend reading the original article if you are can read Bengali.]


BE THE VOICE OF THE VOICELESS

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Submitted by Zohra Ferdousy on Sat, 27/04/2013 - 9:03pm
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Bangladesh, a small, beautiful country, is located in South Asia. An area of 147,570 sq. km. is home of 160 million people. It has very little natural resources. However, the hard working people are the biggest resource of the country. Women’s participation and contribution to the economy in Bangladesh is outstanding in the region.


The Bird of Life: Tales of '71 - Hasan Azizul Huq

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Submitted by Jajabor.Backpacker on Tue, 23/04/2013 - 7:12pm
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It was how it usually looked like, all quiet from the outside. Although the windows and doors of the Doulatpur Brajalal College were all shut tight, there was a peacefulness in that silence. Looking at the tall grass that had grown into a waist-high jungle, and the cattle sitting in the shades of the trees under the winter sun, one could hardly realize that the country was flooding in a blood-bath. If you listened carefully in all this silence, you could even hear the echo of the warmth of life going on from the nearby bazaar. It wasn't impossible to hear the strangely grave sounds of the rising tide inside the people, like that of the long dried up river, The Bhairab.


Those Suffocating Days - Selina Hossain

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Submitted by Jajabor.Backpacker on Fri, 19/04/2013 - 6:17pm
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I used to live in the ‘Maneesha’ building of the Science Laboratories back then, with Mirpur Road on one side and Elephant Road on the other. I could hear slogans from the streets till 11PM on 25th March. At midnight I opened my doors and went outside.


Collection of Reports on Jamaat-Shibir Violence Against Police in March

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Submitted by Jumbojet [Guest] on Mon, 15/04/2013 - 3:39am
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Following is a list of translations from Bangla news articles on Jamaat and Shibir violence against police over the month of March. A list of English news articles is given after the translations. The Bangla news articles generally have more details in them, while the English ones are more like summaries.


Dwip raised his voice against Hefajat

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Submitted by auditio [Guest] on Wed, 10/04/2013 - 6:51am
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Translation of article by: Golam Mujtaba Dhrubo, BDNews24.com published here

According to teacher and students, injured BUETian Arif Rayhan Dwip was against the programs of Hefajat-e-Islam


A Rant About Cancer

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Submitted by guest_writer on Tue, 09/04/2013 - 2:05am
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According to the eminent British oncologist Willis, "A neoplasm is an abnormal mass of tissue, the growth of which exceeds and is uncoordinated with that of normal tissue and persists in the same excessive manner after cessation of the stimuli that evoked the change". Neoplasms may be of two types : 1)Benign 2)Malignant.