Monthly Archives: May 2011

Is Sex Work, Work?

Volume 4 Issue 77 | December 30, 2005 | Perceptions Is Sex Work, Work? Rubaiyat Hossain The other night I was sitting by my window submerged in Kathleen Barry’s ground breaking book on female sexual slavery, and suddenly I heard … Continue reading

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LOVE : An Asymmetry

Volume 4 Issue 71 | November 18, 2005 |  Perception LOVE An Asymmetry Rubaiyat Hossain Love between a man and a woman is one of the most complicated emotional relationships that develop among human beings. Romantic love is more important … Continue reading

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Hirok Rajar Deshey: Ray’s allegory comes true

Vol. 5 Num 523  |  Wed. November 16, 2005  |  Point-Counterpoint Hirok Rajar Deshey: Ray’s allegory comes true Rubaiyat Hossain Dhaka had gone crazy over hosting the thirteenth annual Saarc Summit. Bangladesh’s accomplishment in hosting this summit seems to function as a yardstick to … Continue reading

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Advertisements Are Brutal

Volume 4 Issue 70 | November 11, 2005 |  Perspective Advertisements Are Brutal Rubaiyat Hossain Advertisements are brutal. They depict a level of joy and limits of perfection unmatchable in real life. It’s very interesting to observe and analyse them … Continue reading

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Philosophical crisis: A confused Bengali nation

Vol. 5 Num 442  |  Tue. August 23, 2005  |  Point-Counterpoint Philosophical crisis: A confused Bengali nation Rubaiyat Hossain 459 bombs have blasted almost all over Bangladesh in exactly thirty minutes. This is certainly not the first attack of this type, but … Continue reading

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Romance : The Transparent Politics

Volume 4 Issue 59 | August 19, 2005 |  Perceptions Romance The Transparent Politics Rubaiyat Hossain Romance is like a drug. It gives people a high otherwise unattainable. It has the potential for becoming the centre of a woman’s life. … Continue reading

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Begum Rokeya : The Pioneer Feminist of Bangladesh

Volume 4 Issue 56 | July 29, 2005 |  Reflection Begum Rokeya The Pioneer Feminist of Bangladesh Rubaiyat Hossain Begum Rokeya is the founding pillar of Bangali Muslim feminism. Her writings, actions, and resistances strategically pin point, analyse, and resolve … Continue reading

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