As India enters into poll on 7th April, 2014, analyst Arafat Kabir examines what this election mean to Bangladesh? He dismisses a widespread speculation that argues India’s support to present government of Bangladesh would change if BJP comes into power in India. Arafat states, “Delhi requires a stable and cooperative administration in Dhaka in order to maintain the regional equilibrium of power. Taking this into account, BJP may not find any trouble if Hasina’s Awami League government vows to work with BJP the same way it did with Congress.”
While popular wisdom holds that liberal democracies in the West have left behind discrimination against women in the workplace — and definitely in comparison to their cousins in Asia there has indeed been significant progress — gender discrimination is still very prevalent across the world. Fahmida Zaman’s essay explores this theme and outlines what legislative support women may expect in their fight against this scourge.
Mustafa Zaidi* explores the political landscape of India in the lead up to the 2014 general election. Through the analysis of the Indian Congress Party, the Bharatiya Janata Party & the Aam Aadmi Party, Mustafa shares his vision of India’s political future.
Soibal Dasgupta* It had been a long time since I last met my school friends. I found a diary that I had used during my schooling times. At the back of the diary I found the names and addresses of my school friends which I had noted down […]
Fatima Raza* Sixty-six years after its independence, Pakistan confronts widespread civil unrest. After the death of its Quaid, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, rather than become a beacon of admiration and hope for the Islamic world, is now one of the world’s most volatile states. […]