Daily Archives: January 11, 2013

The day Bangabandhu came home

THE DAY BANGABANDHU CAME HOME The crowds began converging in front of Tejgaon airport at dawn. By early morning, the place was dense with people — young and middle aged, with a smattering of the aged — come to welcome … Continue reading

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THUS CAME HOME BANGABANDHU

THUS CAME HOME BANGABANDHU Dr. Syed Anwar Husain BANGABANDHU left home or was forced to leave by the Pakistani 0ccupation forces immediately after the ‘Operation Searchlight’ (in reality Operation Genocide) had started on the fateful night of •25 March 1971. … Continue reading

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Nation must make a new resolve on the day of homecoming

NATION MUST MAKE A NEW RESOLVE ON THE DAY OF HOMECOMING ZAKERIA SHIRAZI JANUARY 10 is nearly as significant a day in the annals of the country’s independence as 26 March and 16 December For more than three weeks independent … Continue reading

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BANGABANDHU AND THE WORLD

BANGABANDHU AND THE WORLD FARUQ CHOUDHURY In the last three and a half decades that have elapsed since the days of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the world has undergone significant changes. These changes relate not only to the great advances … Continue reading

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THE STATESMAN IN BANGABANDHU

THE STATESMAN IN BANGABANDHU SYED BADRUL AHSAN There was a remarkable statesman in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. An early instance of it came in January 1972 as he addressed the world’s media in London only hours after his arrival from … Continue reading

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Struggle of the Phoenix

STRUGGLE OF THE PHOENIX By Maskwaith Ahsan I recently met an old woman passing her days by in a wheelchair. Time takes its toll on even the best of us, and looking at this eighty plus elegant lady I instinctively … Continue reading

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Bangabandhu, in sublime oratory

BANGABANDHU, IN SUBLIME ORATORY SYED BADRUL AHSAN The die was cast. On this day in 1971, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman led the Bangalee nation across the political Rubicon. At a time when the nation and observers abroad expected him to … Continue reading

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BANGABANDHU – ARCHITECT OF A NATION

BANGABANDHU – ARCHITECT OF A NATION Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury He  is  not  a  mere  individual. He in an institution. A movement. A revolution.  An  upsurge. He  is the architect of the nation. He is the essence of epic poetry and he … Continue reading

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AS WE REMEMBER BANGABANDHU … LET US BUILD ON HIS LEGACY

AS WE REMEMBER BANGABANDHU … LET US BUILD ON HIS LEGACY Remembering Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is fundamentally a recalling of some of the most glorious moments in the history of Bangladesh. For it was under his leadership and on … Continue reading

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The leader and political power

THE LEADER AND POLITICAL POWER Nurul Islam Anu Politics is an astonishing profession — its most amazing component being the political power that propels it. Its mystic element has carried different meanings to many of its practitioners throughout history in … Continue reading

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Road to Freedom

  – ROAD TO FREEDOM – EVENTS PRECEDING THE WAR Awami League’s unprecedented victory in the National Assembly election on 7 December 1970 came as a massive blow for the ruling military junta of West Pakistan. It was the first … Continue reading

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