Tea politics and clientelism

December 23, 2017 - 8:19 pm | Event | Knowledge | Latest | Op-ED/Interview

Tea, the most popular aromatic beverage in Bangladesh, is clichéd as a warming incentive to motivate the soft soul of folk voters in local elections. Interestingly, almost in every vote campaign station nothing but tea will do. Even when candidates meet the crowd, often at a tea-stall, known as ‘village parliament’, a cup of tea […]

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BCS: Merit versus quota

- 8:13 pm | Event | Knowledge | Op-ED/Interview

The Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) recruitment process is facing critical debate over merit versus quota. Gradually, the meritocratic recruitment process is losing ground to non-merit based recruitment. Indeed, the civil service is the supreme state apparatus that is the key to government success. It deals with government policy formulation and pol

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In The Light of What We Know

May 12, 2017 - 3:21 pm | Book Reviews | Knowledge | Latest

Author: Zia Haider First published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux /2014 Reviewer: Ali Ahmed Ziauddin ZIA Haider’s ‘In The Light of What We Know’ is a recent addition to the long list of post colonial literature by a host of post colonial authors.  The first impression of a post colonial reader is that of sheer […]

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Political Parties in Bangladesh: Challenges of Democratization

- 3:19 pm | Book Reviews | Event | Knowledge | Latest

Author: Prof. Dr. Raunaq Jahan Publisher: Prothoma Prokashan, Dhaka Reviewer: Ghulam Muhammed Quader The book tried to describe details of political party structures, ideologies, goals and activities as exist in Bangladesh. It also elaborated development of the same and its role in shaping existing political culture. She brought forward what she te

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