Monthly Archives: December 2008

Democracy Returns To Bangladesh

A Muslim majority country of over 150 million people just held a high-turnout peaceful democratic election. The secular Awami League won a landslide victory in Bangladesh’s parliamentary elections and is poised to send back to power Sheikh Hasina – one … Continue reading

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I’m Rooting For Blago

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich’s appointment of Roland Burris to the US Senate is either the work of a complete madman or the gambit of a political genius. Either way, Blago must have a set of these. Go Blago! Damn the … Continue reading

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Slumdog Millionaire

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. Ours was great. Santa was good to my daughter this year, because she was (mostly) good throughout the year. I, on the other hand, am still without a Nikon D90 🙁 After … Continue reading

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A Small Measure Of Justice

The most anonymous victims of murder are the victims of genocide. We count the victims in numbers – one in a hundred thousand, one in eight hundred thousand, one in three million, or one in six million. The scale of … Continue reading

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The Last Days Of United Pakistan

On December 16, 1971 the Pakistan army in Bangladesh unconditionally surrendered to the joint Indian and Bangladeshi forces. With the signing of the Instrument of Surrender, Bangladesh came into being and united Pakistan was at an end. However, in Pakistan … Continue reading

Posted in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Liberation War | 13 Comments