war

Victory Day / Bangladesh's journey beyond Cold War realpolitik

Today marks the first Victory Day of Bangladesh being celebrated without the existence of Henry Kissinger

Poetry / We’re still alive

We’re still alive/ but they wanted to die a natural death

Salman Khan responds to fans setting off fireworks in theatres

Salman Khan has responded to fans setting off fireworks inside theatres to display their affection after a film's release. In a statement to news agency ANI, Salman expressed his disapproval, stating that he is "not at all in support of this." This comes in the wake of Salman's admirers setting off firecrackers in theaters during a “Tiger 3” screening.

Jr NTR to shoot for ‘War 2’ without body doubles

Production for the second installment of "War" has been ongoing for some time, with various clips from Spain featuring Ayan Mukherjee, the director, circulating on social media. However, Jr NTR, another cast member of the film, has not yet joined the shoot.

Poetry / Bring humanity home alive

This universe’s heart is hollow now for humanity has died inside it.

Bangladesh Genocide of 1971: Time for the West to walk the talk

The genocide that Pakistan’s occupational forces committed in Bangladesh in 1971 has yet to get due recognition.

The Shelf / 7 nonfiction books to understand the question of Palestine

We highlight seven nonfictional books that allow us to understand the history and discourse around the struggle better.

Essay / War still rages on

We might never know how it feels when your whole existence is denied or the loss of homeland, but we can get a little glimpse of their suffering.

Israel-Arab normalisation has not eliminated the resistance

The Palestinian question had been the thorn in the side of Arab states that wished to forge economic, military and political alliances with Israel.

August 9, 2023
August 9, 2023

7 minutes to midnight

In exchange for the presidential suites at the Ritz and so on, the men holding our city keys have already opened our skies to all that may come.

July 5, 2023
July 5, 2023

The pirates of Madagascar

In this posthumous effort, 'Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia' (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2023), Graeber posits, in characteristic fashion, that the Enlightenment would not have happened if not for the pirates around the Malagasy coast.

June 3, 2023
June 3, 2023

PTSD

Martyrs and-slash-or heroes they call us Is it worth all the fuss? While they celebrate We ache to recuperate

March 25, 2023
March 25, 2023

A night poem

my eyes can barely take the weight of sleep/ now/ now that you are wording sentences on wars

March 25, 2023
March 25, 2023

War and peace and poetry and poets

How can you talk about peace without taking into account war? Both are subjects not only of Tolstoy’s great novel but also of the two founding epic poems of Greek as well as Indian literature.

March 23, 2023
March 23, 2023

A refugee's tale in Calcutta

Unlike many of the war refugees from Bangladesh in Calcutta, he felt no urge to be involved in the war. He had fled the country to save his life, not to participate in the fight.

January 12, 2023
January 12, 2023

Swami Vivekananda’s universal humanism continues to be relevant today

His philosophy focused on the greatness that man can discover within himself

November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022

Manifesto for social progress

Deep social change often come from people, social movements and civil society organisations, rarely from top down.

September 30, 2022
September 30, 2022

Ukraine Defence Ministry uses anime reference while highlighting Russian war losses

Ukrainian MoD drops Chainsaw Man and One Piece references.

April 7, 2022
April 7, 2022

No need for Bangladeshi volunteers to join military operation in Ukraine: Russian Embassy 

The Russian Embassy in Dhaka today said that although they appreciated the gesture of Bangladeshi citizens who wanted to volunteer in the Russian military operation in Ukraine, there is no need for it.

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