AZIZUR RAHIM PEU, born 1963/4, died 14 October 2014 Azizur Rahim Peu

Azizur Rahim Peu

“If you let me go, I’ll kill myself.” I’d never given a job to anyone before. So this response to my suggestion that there was a better future for him elsewhere, was something I wasn’t prepared for. I had returned to Bangladesh after having been away for twelve years. Not having the capital myself, I had set up a photographic…

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Pictures that question the world

By Pawel Kuczynski

ArtFido

Good set, except that Israel is curiously missing.

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Pawel Kuczynski is a Polish artist who specialises in images that make you think hard about the world we live in.

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STRANGER THAN FICTION: America’s ramped up nuclear capability: Prelude to another Cold War?

by TAJ HASHMI*

While people across the world for the last three years have been watching the unbelievable resurgence in state- and non-state-actor-sponsored violence and terror across the Arab World –

Libya, Egypt, Syria, Gaza, and of late, Iraq – the Obama Administration’s recent decision to ramp up its nuclear capability has almost remained unnoticed to most analysts, let alone the common…

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Drik’s 25th Anniversary

The dot matrix Olivetti printer was noisy. The XT computer came without a hard drive: two floppy disks uploaded the operating system. When the electricity went (as it often did), we had to reload it. Our bathroom doubled as our darkroom. A clunky metal cabinet housed our prints, slides, negatives and files. Anisur Rahman and Abu Naser Siddique were our printers; I was photographer, manager, copy…

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Brahmaputra Diary by Shahidul Alam

Lecture no- 340 Series: Nature Speaker:         Shahidul Alam

Topic:              My Journey As A Witness
Date:                August 26, 2014
Time:               6.30 PM
Venue:             EMK Centre, Midas Centre, 9th floor, Plot: 5, Road 16 (old 27), Dhanmondi, Dhaka
Moderator:      Tughlaq Azad
Ticket:              50 Taka only

The source of the river Brahmaputra in the Chemayungdung mountains in Tibet, China

The source of the river Brahmaputra in the Chemayungdung…

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