Monthly Archives: August 2015

BANGABONDHU BANGLADESH: AUGUST 15 IN 1975 IS A BLACK-CHAPTER

BANGABANDHU & BANGLADESH AUGUST 15th, 1975 IS A BLACK-CHAPTER — JAHANGIR ALAM — “Bangabandhu, Bangladesh and our independence have very closed relation. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had one of the great nationalist leader in the world (http://www.humanrightstoday.info/?p=714) Bangabandhu was the pioneer … Continue reading

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‘THAT WAS MY LAST DAY WITH MUJIB FAMILY’

‘THAT WAS MY LAST DAY WITH MUJIB FAMILY’ SUMON MAHBUB The home tutor of Sheikh Russel, the youngest son of Bangabandhu, recounts the love and affection she got at Sheikh Mujib’s family. Home tutor Gitali Dasgupta never thought that August … Continue reading

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NATION MOURNS ITS FATHER

NATION MOURNS ITS FATHER NTV Online Dhaka: The National Mourning Day will be observed in the country on Saturday marking the 40th anniversary of assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Bangabandhu, the architect of Bangladesh’s independence, … Continue reading

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BANGABANDHU, THE LIBERATOR

BANGABANDHU, THE LIBERATOR SYED BADRUL AHSAN Sheikh Mujibur Rahman still embodies the spirit of collective freedom Bangabandhu never flinched from doing or saying anything he thought was right. In this sad month of August, as the rains of Sravana pelt … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING KHUKI

REMEMBERING KHUKI  Habibul Haque Khondker HISTORICAL moments make you introspective. January 28, 2010 is an historical moment when at long last the shame of Bangladesh has partially been removed with the carrying out of the death-sentence meted out to the … Continue reading

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‘BEFORE GOING TO GERMANY ON JULY 31, 1975, I ASKED SHEIKH KAMAL – WHAT DO YOU NEED? IN REPLY, HE REQUESTED THAT I BRING ADIDAS BOOTS FOR HIS PLAYERS AT ABAHANI’

‘BEFORE GOING TO GERMANY ON JULY 31, 1975, I ASKED SHEIKH KAMAL – WHAT DO YOU NEED? IN REPLY, HE REQUESTED THAT I BRING ADIDAS BOOTS FOR HIS PLAYERS AT ABAHANI’  Shishir Hoque In recent times, I was lucky enough … Continue reading

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‘THE KILLERS THEN WENT INSIDE THE HOUSE, AND ONE BY ONE, KILLED EVERYONE THEY COULD FIND’

‘THE KILLERS THEN WENT INSIDE THE HOUSE, AND ONE BY ONE, KILLED EVERYONE THEY COULD FIND’  – Salil Tripathi – The following passages have been excerpted from Salil Tripathi’s book The Colonel Who Would Not Repent. The first excerpt talks … Continue reading

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BANGABANDHU’S MOMENT IN HISTORY

BANGABANDHU’S MOMENT IN HISTORY SYED BADRUL AHSAN It was our moment of self-assertion. It was his finest hour. As Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman rose to speak before the million people gathered at the Race Course in Dhaka on March 7, … Continue reading

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BANGABANDHU AND OUR SENSE OF HISTORY

BANGABANDHU AND OUR SENSE OF HISTORY Dr. Rashid Askari ‘Father of the Nation’ is an honorific bestowed on individuals who are considered the most important in the process of the establishment of a country or a nation. They are the … Continue reading

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BANGABANDHU AND THE EMERGENCE OF AN INDEPENDENT BANGLADESH

BANGABANDHU AND THE EMERGENCE OF AN INDEPENDENT BANGLADESH REHMAN SOBHAN  During March 1971, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s assertion of the right to self-rule made him one of the most globally visible personalities of the Third World After nearly 42 years of … Continue reading

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BANGABANDHU: THE MARTYR STATESMAN WHO DREAMT A PROSPEROUS NATION

BANGABANDHU: THE MARTYR STATESMAN WHO DREAMT A PROSPEROUS NATION Md Mahfuzur Rahman  Leaders like Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman are not born every day. They belong to a rare breed of statesmen like Mahatma Gandhi of India, Mao Tse-tung of China … Continue reading

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THE INDISPUTABLE LEGACY OF BANGABANDHU

THE INDISPUTABLE LEGACY OF BANGABANDHU  Ziauddin Choudhury Bangabandhu’s portrait may not hang in one building or another, but there can be no doubt about his role in founding this nation The executive committee of the National Press Club unveiled a … Continue reading

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FROM TEARS TO TRIUMPH

FROM TEARS TO TRIUMPH  Moazzem Hossain Bangladesh would not have been a reality without Bangabandhu. In the month of August, the entire nation goes into mourning. Recently, Syed Ashraful Islam, general secretary of AL, called for “observing August 15, the … Continue reading

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LIVE UP TO BANGABANDHU’S IDEALS

LIVE UP TO BANGABANDHU’S IDEALS  Tribune Editorial Today’s National Mourning Day observes the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and all but two members of his family. The brutal murders of August 15, 1975 cast a … Continue reading

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WHAT BANGABANDHU DID FOR US

WHAT BANGABANDHU DID FOR US  Junaidul Haque Forty years after his death, how do we remember Bangabandhu now? What does he mean to us? What does Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman mean to the 150 million people in Bangladesh? He was … Continue reading

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COULD WE HAVE SAVED BANGABANDHU?

COULD WE HAVE SAVED BANGABANDHU?  Mamun Rashid 40 years later, the nation is still haunted by the man’s assassination Our eighth grade English teacher at Faujdarhat Cadet College, Mr Sufiur Rahman, on August 15, 1975, wrote on the blackboard: “Bangladesh … Continue reading

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REBIRTH OF A PEOPLE

REBIRTH OF A PEOPLE  Rehman Sobhan Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman inspired courage and unity in our people. Reprinted here is a piece first published in Forum magazine while he was still alive, on March 13, 1971 For the first time … Continue reading

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THE UNFORGETTABLE SHEIKH SHAHEB

THE UNFORGETTABLE SHEIKH SHAHEB  Enayetullah Khan Why we all remember Bangabandhu for the man he was.. There was more to Bangabandhu than just being an exemplary politician On Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s 40th death anniversary, you remember the larger-than-life man … Continue reading

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LONG SHADOW OF THE AUGUST 1975 COUP

LONG SHADOW OF THE AUGUST 1975 COUP “The CIA station chief in Dhaka, Philip Cherry, was actively involved in the killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” US author and journalist Lawrence Lifschultz wrote in the Far … Continue reading

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AUGUST 15 AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF BANGLADESH

AUGUST 15 AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF BANGLADESH – REHMAN SOBHAN – BANGABANDHU’S assassination on 15 August 1975 prematurely deprived Bangladesh of its founding father at a time when the process of nation building was still incomplete. This event both destabilized … Continue reading

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