Volume 4 Number 224 Sat. January 10, 2004    
 
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Dowry: The crime continues
Not only in the cities and towns but even in the villages of Bangladesh, terror has come stalking. Now the weapon of fear is not only the gun but a can of petrol or kerosene and a matchbox.
 
Recalling the hero's home-coming
"Today I am free to share the unbounded joy of freedom" --BangabandhuSheikh Mujibur Rahman, January 8, 1972
Bengalees -- men, women and children observed fast to invoke mercy of Almighty for the safety of Bangabandhu in the newly laid out Pakistani capital.
 
Talking books
Of Mughals and White Mughals
I must confess that I began William Dalrymple's WHITE MUGHALS: LOVE AND BETRAYAL IN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY INDIA (pub: HarperCollins 2002) with some trepidation, because I had been subtly disappointed byhis
 
Third force in politics
The sudden emergence of the Third Force in the country's political arena, thought to be an alternative to the existing major parities, which have already been proved unsuccessful in running the country
 

 
   
 
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