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Volume 5 Issue 06 | June 2011



Original Forum

Readers' Forum

Covering the Cost of Environmental Compliance
-- Quazi Zulquarnain Islam
The Vanishing Habitat -- Ziauddin Choudhury
Leaving Behind the Legacy of a Healthy Environment
-- Pinaki Roy
Water Scarcity and Conflict: A Bangladesh perspective
-- Md. Shariful Islam
Building the Chars
--Wameq Raza
Ban on Corporal Punishment in Upholding Rule of Law
-- Arafat Hosen Khan
Photo Feature: Eroding Lives
Understanding and Unbundling
Gender Budgeting

-- Kaniz N. Siddique and Shahana Siddiqui

Out of the Farm, Into the City: Structural
change and economic development
-- Jyoti Rahman

Globalisation in Bangladesh: The School
of Rock and the Soldiers of God

-- Mubashar Hasan

The Case for a New Regulatory Framework
-- Rashad Haque

The Challenge of Fukushima Nuclear Accident
-- Abdul Matin
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963):
Stars open among the lilies . . .

-- Rubaiyat Hossain


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Eroding Lives

A Photo Feature by Palash Khan

Every year in Bangladesh, thousands of hectares of land are washed away during the monsoon; river banks made of clay and sand are eroded, leaving some 100,000 people homeless. Factors such as climate change, deforestation, silting of river beds along with inadequate river management and a growing population all serve to exacerbate the river erosion. Hundreds of families move to the city in search of livelihoods and, indeed, life, but for the poorest of the poor, the going hardly gets any easier.

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