Tag: Britain

What were Rubel’s last words to his country?

In this raw and emotive piece, Faruk Wasif of Bangladesh’s largest Bengali newspaper, Daily Prothom-Alo, discusses the recent death of his countrymen, Rubel Ahmed, in a UK detention centre and the continuing degradation of the rights of immigrants around the world.

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Scottish Independence – a critical review

The upcoming referendum on the independence of Scotland from the United Kingdom has brought out many pundits, each with their own “evidence” on why Scotland should or should not leave the Union. In this article, Alochonaa’s incoming European Affairs Editor Mr. Chris Elcombe filters through the standard nationalist rhetoric and evaluates the political and economic problems and benefits associated with Scottish independence, and draws a complicated picture of the potentially independent Scotland’s chances on delivering better outcomes for its residents.

From Muslin To Museum: The Rise and Fall of Bengal’s Textile Empire-1

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