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Volume 5 Issue 04 | April 2011



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Readers' Forum

Democracy and Dogma --Jalal Alamgir
War in Libya: How will it end? --Ali Riaz
Dinosaurs in our Midst
--Mir Mahfuzur Rahman
On the Right Side of History
--Ikhtiar Kazi
Throes of Volatility
--Quazi Zulquarnain Islam
Judges and Constitutions
Photo Feature: Survival of the Fittest
Transcending the Current Conflicts in the Microfinance Sector in Bangladesh--Syed M Hashemi

Basant Festival and Nabo Barsho: Our Bridge across Culture and Religion--Ziauddin Choudhury

House of Cards --Shahana Siddiqui
Battling it out Between 'Two Feminisms' --Kaberi Gayen
'Women as Nation' and 'Nation as Women': Literary solutions to the Birangona problem
--Rubaiyat Hossain


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Survival of the Fittest
A Photo Feature by Tushikur Rahman

The Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world, presently has a viable population of Royal Bengal Tigers. Due to natural disasters such as cyclones Sidr (2007) and Aila (2009), however, many sweet water ponds have been destroyed, resulting in food and water scarcity of the animals who have been forced to move out of their territory. In south-western Bangladesh, many people depend on the natural resources of the forest such as honey, wood and golpata for their survival, but going to collect them is becoming ever-increasingly dangerous. Tigers have attacked many people, leaving them dead or injured, while their loved ones are left as helpless widows and orphans. In angry retaliation, the people, too, kill the tigers, already an endangered species.

Tushikur Rahman is a documentary photographer.


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