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A newsletter about building a liberal Bangladesh.
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  • Charting Progress IV
    02 Jan 2022 • 5 min read
    This post is the last in a series that shows Bangladesh’s economic evolution since liberation. The first part of the series looked at economic growth, poverty, and employment. The second part delved i...
  • New Year Reading
    01 Jan 2022 • 2 min read
    There should be a book on this. Or at least a long form New Yorker article. 12 Predictions for the Future of Music Ted Gioia 15 October, 2021 The Honest Broker 12 Predictions for the Future of Music L...
  • 2022 wishes
    31 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    After the Global Financial Crisis, policymakers worried about the consequences of budget deficits and rising public debt. Many feared runaway inflation. Fiscal consolidation resulted, which may or may...
  • Ekattur-er Boiguli
    24 Dec 2021 • 27 min read • 1 0
    Over a decade ago, upon hearing about an upcoming trip to Dhaka, a friend invited me to an event. “Great, that’s about the same time Meherjaan will be released, and you must come to the premiere.” “Me...
  • Liberty or death
    16 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    But suppose there was no direct Indian military intevention. How might things have played out? Would Bangladesh have attained liberty eventually? If so, how? Or would the Bangladesh movement have died...
  • Jalal Alamgir, and democracy at home and abroad
    03 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    In a globalised, digitised world, ‘meeting’ is often not a physical act. I ‘virtually met’ Jalal in 2007 — a time of not only greater-than-usual turmoil in Bangladesh’s turbulent politics, but also on...
  • The Fantastic Five
    15 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    Not only are the classics of the fantasy genre great books to get children into reading, but they also open the mind to imagination, to worlds that are like ours and yet are not, and to things that ar...
  • Charting Progress III
    13 Nov 2021 • 7 min read
    This post is the third in a series that shows Bangladesh’s economic evolution since liberation. The first part of the series looked at economic growth, poverty, and employment. The second part delved ...
  • Exodus
    05 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    Arguably, to write a work of fiction, all one needs is imagination, whereas non-fiction requires knowledge about the subject matter. I don’t know whether this makes it easier to write fiction than non...
  • Paanch-mishali
    03 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    The evolution of Bangladeshi currency notes and what it says about our past A complete synopsis of ‘the art we carry in our pockets’ from 1972 to 2020, and some interesting backstories of the designs ...
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