The trail we walked through cut through a field, the jungle did not hold sway there. It was the plain of tall grasses and small shrubs; with singular trees the height of a tall man rising up like scrawny watchmen. A small woodpecker skipped over the bare ground about five meters ahead of us, pecking at the earth looking for grubs and maggots. When we got too close it would fly straight down the path, get some breathing room away from us—the pesky intruders into its realm. It kept doing so for a good twenty minutes before it got fed up and flew up irritably to the branches of a tree that overlooked the path, and waited for us to move past.
The coronavirus pandemic is still raging in New York, the former epicenter of the United States. But seeing the protest processions across the city, there is no way to say that even a few days ago, these city dwellers were under house arrest in fear of coronavirus. The murder of George Floyd has changed the … Continue reading New York Election: Record Number of Bangladeshi Candidates Amid COVID-19 and George Floyd Protests
When I first got to England in 1951, I looked out and there were Wordsworth’s daffodils. Of course, what else would you expect to find? That’s what I knew about. That is what trees and flowers meant. I didn’t know the names of the flowers I had left behind in Jamaica. - Stuart Hall On July … Continue reading On Reading of Daffodils
New Age | The Outspoken Daily. Nurul Kabir, editor of New Age and popular public intellectual, with a look at the history of partition in Bengal.
Critical theorist, Vilém Flusser’s main agendas is a “recoding of history” not in terms of historical consciousness, but on the operative imperatives of apparatuses. This recoding inevitably takes the form of imperialism that at first glance appears to advocate a “value-free regime,” but which Flusser writes is better understood as an “order [of] all values … Continue reading Does Writing Have a Future in the Peripheries?
A version of this piece can be found at http://www.newagebd.com/supliment.php?sid=344&id=2316. On Feb 18, 2013, Kalpona Akter, Bangladesh labor organizer, and Reba Sikder, a garment worker and Rana Plaza collapse survivor, gave a talk here at Penn State University, in State College, USA. I heard about the talk through the local Bangladeshi Students Association, and went eagerly … Continue reading Love of Country
শিক্ষা: পণ্য হবে কি হবে না বাংলাদেসের উচ্চ সি ক্ষা নিয়ে মোহাম্মদ তানজীমউদ্দিন খানের বিস্লেসন।
Harold Innis says a major foci of his work on communication is to “trace the implications of the media of communication for the character of knowledge and to suggest that a monopoly or oligopoly of knowledge is built up to the point that equilibrium is disturbed” (3-4). The essays making up The Bias of Communication … Continue reading Writing Nationalism
Let me live in peaceAnnisul Haque's piece on the obligations of any government - legitimate or illegitimate.
ভারত বাংলাদেশে কী চায়?
এরকম ধারণা সমাজে এখন বেশ জোরদার যে, ভারত বাংলাদেশের বর্তমান সরকারকে ক্ষমতায় টিকিয়ে রাখতে সকল সমর্থন প্রদান করেছে, তারা তাদের গোয়েন্দা সংস্থাসহ সবধরনের প্রতিষ্ঠানকে এই কাজে আগের চাইতে অনেক বিস্তৃতভাবে নিয়োজিত করেছে।
View original post 996 more words