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March 3rd, 2014

My Personal but Curious Case with the Bangladesh Studies Network

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Submitted by shehab on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 4:40am
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If you never heard of the Bangladesh Studies Network, this is a FaceBook group with their agenda illustrated in the following description.


March 2nd

Leadership on the Line by Martin Linsky—Chapter 1 Review: The Heart of Danger

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Submitted by nilkanto on Sun, 02/03/2014 - 12:39pm
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The changes that we seek in our society, in our life is not easy to accept or get used to. People have their own habits, beliefs and responsibilities. Even though they can be bad ones, but it’s not easy to give up. There is fear inside their heart and mind. Fear of losing relations, money, freedom, civil rights and mostly losing stability from their life. They also could lose everything.


February 20th

The Days of Slavery - Nazim Mahmud

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Submitted by Jajabor.Backpacker on Thu, 20/02/2014 - 1:15am
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The Days of Slavery

- Nazim Mahmud

Theater artist and cultural organizer; Deputy Registrar, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi

“Ask them to shoot you right in the middle of your forehead”, I looked up into the eyes of the speaker who prescribed such an advice. “That’ll be a painless death, absolutely painless”, said Dr. Syed Sajjad Hussain, my professor in the University of Dhaka. Incidentally, he was the Vice Chancellor of the University of Rajshahi at that time and I was simply a staff member there. So, he could crack a joke in front of me, even if it was about as serious a matter as life and death.


February 7th

Animated Films: To get the "life" out of it

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Submitted by guest_writer on Fri, 07/02/2014 - 2:02pm
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Remember the time when your little siblings or offspring were watching a “cartoon film” and you got stuck with the brightly colored movements and catchy music for a few minutes? Hard as it is to believe, there are a lot of reasons to get attached to the animated films, more commonly known as cartoon films.


February 5th

Movie Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

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Submitted by guest_writer on Wed, 05/02/2014 - 3:03pm
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The wolf of Wall Street outlines the ups and downs of Jordan Belfort; a Wall Street stock broker who manipulated the market in 90’s and notoriously earned the nickname of The Wolf. He is credited to reinvent some of Wall Streets’ infamous tactics which is illegal but highly profitable if done properly.


January 29th

My post to Dailystar and Mahfuz Anam

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Submitted by guest_writer on Wed, 29/01/2014 - 4:59am
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I recently read an Op-ed by Mr. Mahfuz Anam in Dailystar, " "The Third View. Challenges before Khaleda Zia. Old issues, old tactics and old allies are no longer assets but burdens" (January 24th, Dailystar. http://www.thedailystar.net/challenges-before-khaleda-zia-8137), where he attempted to make it acceptable to work with Jamat Shibir.


January 20th

April 1971

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Submitted by Jajabor.Backpacker on Sun, 19/01/2014 - 8:00pm
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These are the eye witness accounts of the liberation war of Bangladesh in April 1971, from the book ১৯৭১: ভয়াবহ অভিজ্ঞতা (1971: Dreadful Experiences). The narrators are the country's educationists, writers, professionals, freedom fighters to businessmen and housewives.


March 1971

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Submitted by Jajabor.Backpacker on Sun, 19/01/2014 - 7:46pm
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Chapter: March 1971

Events translated from the book ১৯৭১: ভয়াবহ অভিজ্ঞতা. The complete collection is available here - 1971: Dreadful Experiences


January 18th

1971: Dreadful Experiences

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Submitted by Jajabor.Backpacker on Fri, 17/01/2014 - 11:55pm
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[justify]The posts collaborated here are the translations of eye witness accounts of the 1971 liberation war and independence of Bangladesh, from the book - ১৯৭১: ভয়াবহ অভিজ্ঞতা (1971: Dreadful Experiences).


Face to Face With Death - Maqid Haider

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Submitted by Jajabor.Backpacker on Fri, 17/01/2014 - 8:56pm
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Face to Face With Death

-Maqid Haider
Poet; Public Relations Officer, Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC), Dhaka

If only they had looked up, it would have been certain death for my mother and me.

April 10, I still cannot clearly grasp everything from that afternoon on that fateful day in ’71. I cannot say for certain how long the two of us had waited facing death that day. The realization that we had escaped death took some time to sink in.