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Volume 2 Issue 9 | November 2007



Original Forum Editorial

Month in Review: Bangladesh
Month in Review: International
The dilemmas of rural finance- - Akbar Ali Khan
On agflation--Jyoti Rahman
Political failure of the state as a chronic infection-- Afsan Chowdhury
Trying to remember, refusing to forget-- Tazreena Sajjad
Of coups and killings, of hope and despair-- Syed Badrul Ahsan
Aristocracy versus meritocracy-- Akhter M. Choudhury
Photo Feature Poverty amidst plenty-- GMB Akash
Inner wheels-- Gazi Nafis Ahmed
Pakistan's mercenary elites -- M. Shahid Alam
Reforming the political parties--A.T. Rafiqur Rahman
Responsible tourism-- Md. Anwarul Islam
Writing Pakistan-- Kamila Shamsie
Long summer nights-- Rumi Ahmed
Science Forum
It's No Joke


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  Photo Feature

Inner wheels

A photofeature by Gazi Nafis Ahmed

The inner wheels that have made a vibrant and hugely successful industry out of readymade garments, are the garment workers themselves. It is an irony that those who have helped create immense wealth for others, face financial hardship themselves.

The trend of not paying salaries to workers appears to be spreading -- leaving many workers living on the edge, forced to work overtime, and leading their lives half fed and ill-clad. This, within an industry that is one of the largest foreign exchange earners in Bangladesh.

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