Volume 4 Number 219 Mon. January 05, 2004    
 
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Thoughts on "hartal"
This refers to the DS Letters page of 02-Jan-04. I saw a letter by Mr Sayez "Against hartal". However, I think "hartal" has become a part of the genetic-code of the politicians of Bangladesh.
 
A minaret for Baitul Mukarram
Due to high-rise buildings and the tower heights of Dhaka stadium flood lights, the cubical shaped national mosque ,Baitul Mukarram, has totally lost its glory and grandeur.
 
Missing pages of history
Parts of history remain buried in obscure archives and record rooms.
 
Salma Sobhan
Salma Sobhan represents the model of first generation career woman who has inspired and motivated women and men to work selflessly and with humility.

She was my teacher at Dhaka University in 1981.

 
31st celebrations
As I write this, the city's gone afire. At least a certain part of it has. The other part, the underprivileged section, would be glad of at least some sort of fire in this chilly night.
 
Point of no return
Satire is enjoyable when written with tongue in cheek.
 
Emergence of third force
The division of British India and the establishment of Pakistan in 1947 led to many problems in the then East Pakistan, now Bangladesh.
 
Lahore Resolution
The movement for the creation of a separate homeland for the Muslims of British India was initiated by a Resolution known as the Lahore Resolution in the session of All India Muslim League in 1940.
 
Ten resolutions
Here is my list of top ten resolutions for the new year for the convenience of our political leaders.

- Put an end to the outdated confrontational political style.

 
"A dismal walk and some hope"
I have the following comments on the DS commentary "A Dismal Walk and Some Hope" of Jan 1, 2004. It is easy to judge history by hindsight and then draw conclusions. What is important is not to be hasty.
 
Negativism at its worst
The two major political parties are playing an interesting game, perhaps not that interesting for those on the sidelines.

The ruling party is unhappy because the Awami League is boycotting parliament.

 

 
   
 
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