Saturday, 29 February, 2020, 9:10 AM
Nazarul Islam
The writer is a former educator based in Chicago



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Do we learn from our tragedies?Bangladesh has long been among the cheapest places to produce clothes, along with Vietnam and India. More than 4.4 million people--mostly women--work in its 3,000 factories, where the minimum wage happens to be paltry 32 cents an hour, or $68 a month. Brands flock here to source $30 billion worth of 'ready-made garments, or RMG, ...
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Do we learn from our tragedies?Nations go through tragedies, natural or man-made-- to remind people of the intrinsic value, which these calamities carry. The collapse of a city high rise in a concrete jungle, rushes the adrenaline inside the people in community, to unite them together and enable them to rise up to the occasion. These incidents provide shining examples ...
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A Bangladeshi tale of blood, tears and sweat!My story is aimed to shed focus on the 'resilience' of the hardworking men and women, who identify with the garment industry of Bangladesh. Beyond any doubt, the country has developed enviable skills and proficiency, by way of adding value through the skilled 'labor'; thereby ensuring that the garments produced in the country, are salable ...
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A Bangladeshi tale of blood, tears and sweat!Several inspiring human stories I have read, had their origins in Bangladesh. These were tales of blood, sweat, struggles....failures and tears.The capital Dhaka boasts of a global megacity, a skyscraper jungle of 25.0 million people. People have kept pouring into the 'mahanagar' for opportunities, since their independence in 1971. Over the years, some had moved ...
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‘Pehlay...AAP!’A nuclear explosion--with its giant mushroom cloud ends life and belongings, but does not fix issues. The 'escape' from the dilemma  is purely temporary. Meteoric rise of Hindutva is indeed a mushroom cloud over India, seen from a distance in the backdrop of a dense fog. An unexpected fallout of Arvind Kejriwal's victory in the ...
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AAP jaisa koi ho...A close friend and a Professor at JNU, Delhi had called me last Saturday. There was an emotional streak in his voice. He confided: 'Votes are being cast in Delhi today. I have not voted for the Congress, this time'. My friend, the academic-is also a Muslim and the reason he did not vote for ...
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Denying India’s Muslims, their slice of pieMuslims living in India, have reasons to bask in their latent pride-they hold a 'veto', on who will rule India and who won't! The impact of their votes has decided in the past, how India must deal with its (friendly or adversarial) Muslim neighbours.I have visited India, including its capital Delhi, a number of times. ...
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India’s path to greater glory!Unfortunately, all this is under threat today. Decades old India's friends now look longingly to their leaders. What really has gone wrong, India? And the question you hear quite often remains: what is really going on in India? And...is it going to get worse? How did you get here, in the first place? No one, ...
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India’s path to greater glory!A singular bias had engulfed the minds of successive generations of Pakistanis... since the nation's birth in 1947. I had felt this in the air. So did my friends. As I stepped into adolescence, I was taught to hold a specific belief: that Israel and India, aided by the West, were always conspiring to pull ...
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Pakistan ‘Ek Tamasha’! Wonders will never cease in Pakistan. Let me also add....'hypocrisy', to the coveted list of the country's unpleasant features! Religious right in the land has continued to reinforce its deepening roots with the masses. Pakistan is one country that calls itself the 'Islamic' republic-regardless of what the media would like to project this 'land of ...
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