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The Vision of Alochonaa

    Alochonaa – a Bengali word referring to Dialogue in English  is a cross-cultural, cross racial and cross civilisational platform for  sharing  insightful thoughts about  personal, social and political lives.  We are a non partisan, non governmental and non religious platform seeking to promote debate across a […]

Special Bangla Release:নর্থ সাউথ বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় নিয়ে এ কেমন সাংবাদিকতা?

This is a special Bangla release from Alochonaa. This is an article written by an Assistant Professor, Journalism of Media Studies of a Bangladeshi University, Jahangirnagar University. The article was critical of corporate ownership of media and propaganda in the name of journalism against the backdrop of few corporate media recently falsely portrayed a student protest by North South University of Bangladesh as terrorism. The article was originally posted in a Bangladeshi site but later taken down with the pressure from sponsorship. Alochonaa Editorial board stands firmly against any censorship against logical and rational analysis. Hence we are releasing our first ever special Bangla release in respect of freedom of speech.

The rise of right-wing political populism and rhetoric: is the fear of liberal progress rational or irrational?

Samuel Glen argues that left-wing pundits often characterises the rise of right-wing populist parties as irrational. Typically, this is because conservatives do not subscribe to the same worldview as liberals but that is not irrational. The support for parties or movements like Trump’s are rational responses to changing conditions, and it is these movements which will provide the ultimate test for liberalism itself.

Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Uri – What Next?

Siegfried O. Wolf argues that Pakistan has gained the international reputation of being the world’s foremost exporter of Jihadism. While analyzing the causes and consequences of this phenomenon, numerous observers find that there are clear indicators that the Pakistani government is involved in systematic sponsoring of Pakistan based terrorist groups operating in Afghanistan and India. One of the latest dramatic example is the attack on the military base at Uri, a town located in Indian administered state of Jammu & Kashmir.