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Posted in 1971, activism, Bangladesh, blogging, China, Drama, foreign policy, history, India, movies, people, politics by jrahman on June 29, 2012

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For the news junkies

Posted in activism, blogging by jrahman on April 17, 2012

A number of things have happened in the past few months that would be worthy of Naeem Mustafa and Col Rumi.  But I haven’t posted about rumbles in the cantonment, gruesome double murders, or about corruption scandals forcing ministerial resignations.  And a few readers have asked why.

The answer is two-fold.  First, thanks to the vagaries of time zones, “real life” commitments, and software issues, I am usually pretty late to these stories myself.  This rules out ‘breaking’ any news. 

However, I could analyse some of these events, and their consequences.  And that’s where the second factor comes in.  I don’t think my analysis of current events are particularly good.  This is particularly true of matters political.  For example, I have little to say about the fallout of the Suranjit saga that one can’t get from many other sources. 

Of course, I may have little of interest to say about border killing or minority persecution — and that hasn’t stopped me from posting about them.  But then again, on both issues, the posts came when I felt like writng about them. 

So, the news junkies are very likely to be disappointed with this blog.  But there is, potentially, some good news for them.  Some new bloggers, and a few old hands, have started what could be a very exciting site.  (Some of my pieces will be cross-posted there time-to-time).

The founders of Alal-o-Dulal prefer to be low key for now.  I hope their wish doesn’t come true, and the blog becomes a huge hit.

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সাতকাহন

Posted in action, activism, blogging, economics, macro, movies, political economy, politics, trade by jrahman on April 6, 2012

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On boycotting Indian products

Prominent Bangla blogger Himu has started a campaign to boycott Indian products on 1 March to protest BSF atrocities.  I have no idea how the campaign is faring in the ‘real world’, but in my (limited) observation of the cyberspace — blogs and facebook — the idea definitely resonates with most Bangladeshis. 

I personally wish the campaign success.  If nothing else, it will be a worthwhile symbolic act.  And symbols are important.

The thing is, I am not sure boycotting Indian products will have much more benefit beyond symbolism.  In fact, if this is actually successful, the result will probably be more harm than good.  That doesn’t, however, mean there is no place for civic activism.  There is.  And people like Himu can play a big role in leading that activism beyond symbols. 

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Posted in activism, economics, movies, politics, Rights, society by jrahman on January 6, 2012

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Posted in activism, culture, economics, movies, people by jrahman on December 30, 2011

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Posted in activism, foreign policy, music, people, politics, Rights by jrahman on November 25, 2011

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Comments on draft Urban Policy

Posted in activism, economics by jrahman on September 7, 2011

I recently provided the following comment on the draft National Urban Sector Policy 2011

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