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Volume 6 | Issue 10 | October 2012 |


Original Forum

Truth, a Casualty of War
-- Irfan Chowdhury
On the Notion of Tolerance
-- Shakil Ahmed
Violence -- Reversing the culture of impunity
-- Manzoor Ahmed
Lessons from the Troika of Non-Violence:
Gandhi, King and Mandela

-- Ziauddin Choudhury

Institution-Building or Rebuilding Institution?
Focus on Bangladesh
-- Dr. Mizanur Rahman Shelley

Rethinking 'The Fear'
--- Tapas Kanti Baul and Sultan Mahmud Ripon

Photo Feature

The Gift of Old Age

No Respite for Rohingyas
-- Shudeepto Ariquzzaman

Politics Not for the People

-- Syed Ashfaqul Haque

Marriages: Made in Heaven,
Living Hell for Many

-- Aruna Kashyap

Fighting a Lone Battle
-- Naimul Karim
The Story of the Rise of Modern China
-- Ashfaqur Rahman
Che: The legacy endures
-- Syed Badrul Ahsan
Graduating Out of Exclusion
-- Shayan S. Khan
The Dream Team


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The Gift of Old Age

A Photo Feature by Prito Reza

The elderly, though usually treated with respect in our culture, are not always given their due in terms of their contribution to family and society, sometimes considered a burden rather than a blessing. Not only did they make significant contributions to the nation's politics, culture and economy throughout their lives, but even in old age they continue to be our guide and refuge.

On the occasion of International Day of Older Persons, Forum takes the opportunity to pay tribute to the shoulders that have helped lift our burdens, the hands that have steadied our own and the eyes that have seen far beyond anything we ever could.

Prito Reza is a freelance photojournalist.

Forum thanks the Boyoshko o Shishu Punorbashon Kendra in Gazipur and the Probin Hitoishi Kendra in Agargaon, Dhaka for their cooperation.

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