Category: Bangladesh

From Muslin To Museum: The Rise and Fall of Bengal’s Textile Empire-2

M Ahmedullah, PhD presents the second of a three part series on the rise and fall of Bengal’s textile empire. Bengal, once dubbed as the ‘paradise on earth’ was renown for its textile industry and its fabrics enjoyed the prestige of popularity abroad, particularly in Britain. M Ahmedullah contextualizes legendary reputation and decline of the historical Bengal textiles, exclusively for Alochonaa.com

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The Myth of Objectivity in Sports Reporting

Mahmudul Hoque Moni deconstructs the ‘myth’ of objectivity in sport journalism. He observes that objectivity is missing in sports reporting, but journalists stride for it in general news journalism, so why the difference?

The ICT & The Shahbagh Movment: The Crisis of Neutrality in British Bangladeshi Media

A London Based British Bangladeshi journalist Mr. Muhammad Abdul Hye Ibne Safi presents an insightful evaluation of the growing partisanship in Bangladeshi journalism and its negative impact on British Bangladeshi media in the UK, set against the backdrop of two most talked about political events of Bangladesh in 2013- The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) and the Shahbagh Movement.

Perceptions of Love: Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

Naureen ponders the deeper meaning of love in the lead up to the most globalised commercial event expressing love – Valentine’s Day. Let us observe love not only for a month, week, or just one calendar day. Yes, let us observe V-day, but let us also keep in mind not to make the other 364 days redundant of love. Let us not keep love confined to a specific time or bounded to one context.