Zubair Ahmed proposes the urgent need for Japan to reform its corporate culture, where ‘morale’ and ‘loyalty’ are prized attributes of Japanese employees. Moral ethics take precedence over salary expectations in Japan, and as a result this situates Japan far behind its Western counterparts where employee productivity is most valued. In the view of the author, unless Japan promptly reforms it’s employer-employee relations in terms of salary packing, it is only a matter of time before Japanese employee’s revolt.
Jyoti Rahman discusses the position of Bangladesh’s demographic transition in relation to its Asian neighbours. According to Rahman, Bangladesh’s population is experiencing a ‘youth bulge’ – similar to that of the Arab states. This surge in the young male youth population suggestions a strong correlation to social upheavals.
A powerful poem by a Bangladeshi poet Sadia Arman who by using the biblical notion “in My Father’s House” beautifully demonstrates religious dogma suppressing liberal arts and personal freedom.
Madrassas have long held the mantle of valid learning institutions both culturally and religiously within Bangladeshi society. The primary mode of religious education today still falls under the ambit of madrassas. Nonetheless, whether these institutions are delivering a valid modus operandi for students to neutrally engage in religious and or civic education is a question which in Bangladesh at least is cause of much scholarly debate. Nusaybah Yusuf through this 2 part series is to examine the role and viability of madrassas and its effects as a moderate educational institution within Bangladeshi society.
Alochonaa.com proudly presents the first discussion on the Iran Nuclear Issue & International Relations, contributed by Dr. Mark N Kartz, a Professor at the George Mason University, USA. Dr Kartz discusses the broader implications of Washington-Tehran nuclear discussions on the international community
Md. Khalid Hossain, a Bangladeshi PhD researcher at the RMIT University, Melbourne explains the paradox of perception between the reality, and the political rhetoric of climate change in Bangladesh.
Mr. John Finnie, a Member of Scottish Parliament argues in favor of a meaningful delivery of climate justice to Bangladesh, one of the worst affected countries in the world due to the changing climate.