For decades, Bangladesh had a very vibrant – and highly political – rock scene. But the genre is struggling to survive the country’s crackdown on dissent and increasing Islamic conservatism.
Botched Israeli army operation in Gaza and Rockets fired to Israeli territory by Hamas have triggered sharp escalation in violence in Gaza in November 2018. People of Gaza have witnessed two of the bloodiest nights since the 2014 war. As fresh truce seemingly takes hold to end this latest round of violence, Rasha wonders for how long that relative calmness will last.
Albertina Almedia examines separate complaints of sexual harassment of two women devotees in India. The first case involves a priest at the Mangeshi temple in Goa, and the second case involves a complaint by a nun in Kerala who was allegedly raped by a Bishop at the guest room in their Mission Home.
Syed Badrul Ahsan critically examines Bangladeshi politician Dr. Kamal Hossain’s record as a political negotiator as this 80 years old politician leading an alliance of opposition parties to hold dialogue with the Prime Minister with an aim to end a political deadlock loomed over the management and administration of the next general election.
This article argues that instead of being a malignant force on states, globalisation is not the primary cause of inter-country inequality; rather, it is unambiguously the form and manner in which state economies integrate into the global economy which reinforces pre-existing international and/or domestic conditions which may stymie economic growth
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Monishankar Prasad argues that the recent regional polls in India, particularly the populous state of Uttar Pradesh, has ushered in a new normal, an electoral vocabulary of ‘post caste’ in which traditional registers of identity politics are washed away.