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Volume 5 Issue 07 | July 2011



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The Good, the Bad and the Uncertain
--Syeed Ahamed
The Labyrinth of Budgets and Finances -- Ziauddin Choudhury
The Proposed Budget for FY 2011-12: Our hopes and fears
---- Syed Fattahul Alim
Budget 2011-12: The Long View
-- Jyoti Rahman
The Economics of Our Loins
-- Farah Mehreen Ahmad
Rumanas, and Why they Stay
-- Hana Shams Ahmed
Photo Feature: People, People, Everywhere . . .
The People Problem
-- Dr. Mohammad Mainul Islam

Back to Black
-- Shahana Siddiqui

Spring Forward: The 'Arab Spring' and the opportunities ahead
-- Naseef Sami

From the Failure of bin Laden's Ideology, a New Way Forward
-- Samier Mansur

Khwaja Gul-e-Nur and Luce Irrigary: Can the 'Woman' be a Subject without Cultural Specificity?
A Walk through Downtown Srinagar
-- Shivam Vij


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People, People, Everywhere . . .

A Photo Feature by Prito Reza

Bangladesh, a nation of over 16 crore, is home to 1,142 people per square kilometre, with the poor having more children than the rich. The country's, and especially the capital Dhaka's, over-population problem causes not only severe traffic congestion, but crisis of resources such as water and medical facilities. And, while high-rise buildings and slums are mushrooming all over the city to house the teeming millions, thousands of others remain homeless and hapless in a city that has been stretched over its limit.
July 11 is World Population Day.


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