M Ahmedullah, PhD presents the first 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
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.
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.
Mubashar Hasan deconstructs the ‘myth’ of religion and politics through a critical analysis of the book “Religion and Politics in International Relations: The Modern Myth” by Timothy Fitzgerald.
Cambodia suffers from a dark past. The Khmer Rouge regime was responsible for the death of over 1.2 million Cambodians from 1975-1979. While there is a formal mechanism of justice now in place, known as the ECCC (an international hybrid court), many Cambodian’s have embraced the Buddhist values embedded in their society and live alongside ex KR soldiers. This is a story of Cambodian concepts of justice vs. the Western driven notion of punishment for perpetrators.
A culture of abuse dominates the Bangladesh corporate culture. Ameena Ahmed is a HR professional & writes from Dhaka. According to Ameena, Bangladeshi employees suffer from a lack of adequate resources to express their employment grievances.
The reasonable accommodations should not overcome the equality of men and women, or any other basic rights. Also, the state should clearly reaffirm his neutrality towards all religion. People in position of authority, like policemen and judges for example, should not wear religious signs while working.