1971: The Collaborator Chronicles A Half Century On

Syed Badrul Ahsan: A half century after Liberation, there is a need for a full and proper list of freedom fighters to be compiled in the interest of a preservation of history as it was shaped in 1971. We owe it to the generations born after the war as also the generations to be to remember — for those of us who experienced the war or dire...

Bangladesh-India Friendship Day - A proposal

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and despite the fact that COVID-19 has suddenly taken an upward turn in Bangladesh, it will be no exaggeration if one says that Bangladesh is now passing through the happiest times in her history since her journey of an independent statehood began.

Historical 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu

Hindus, Muslims, Bengalis and non-Bengalis, all those who live in this Bangla are our brothers. The responsibility of protecting them is on you. Ensure that our reputation is not smeared in any way. The employees of the Radio and Television; please bear in mind that if our words are not broadcasted by the radio, then no Bengali shall go to the r...

Historic 7 March Speech: Context and Significance

50 years ago, Bangabandhu gave the finest speech of his life at the erstwhile historic Race Course Maydan. Disregarding the intimidation and threats of the Pakistani Army's tanks, guns and machineguns, and in the presence of a million audience, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared in a booming voice: "This time, the struggle is for our lib...