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The militant money maker

The militant money maker

The man takes different names but introduces himself as an automobile trader to all. He lures people into buying vehicles at prices far lower than the market rate, citing special connections with the custom officials at Chittagong Port.

Proud to be tired all the time? Not cool
Star Weekend

Proud to be tired all the time? Not cool

Sleep. Most of us really love it. The others are not really human. One group will say our life is wasted away in sleep. People spend roughly 230,000 hours, equivalent to about one-third of their lives, in sleep.

  • An assimilation of classical and contemporary art

    7th Oriental Painting Exhibition under spotlight

  • Love in Florence

    On a bright sunny August afternoon, the view from the Camping Michelangelo—a camp site set on a hill above the city of Florence—is spectacularly exhilarating.

  • Love thy colleague, but not too much

    Harvey Weinstein, powerful Hollywood producer and enthusiast of massages from women not wanting to give massages. Here's how and why not to be that guy.


    “When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.”

  • The tale of a persecuted people

    This is the story of a systematically oppressed people—the Rohingya. (TIMELINE)

  • No place to hide: Life (and death) of Rohingya children

    Nearly half of the newly displaced are children. Up to 60 percent of the new arrivals are children and 30 percent are children under five years old. Seven percent are infants less one year old.

  • Locating the Rohingya in time and space

    There is no instance in the world where after decades of experience of citizenship and of exercising the rights to electing their representative to parliament an entire population becomes stateless without security to life, property and honour, except of course in Nazi Germany.

  • When religion is used by the military to justify their aims

    The escalating displacement of millions of smallholders (mostly Buddhists) from the land was a major change as to who was to manage the land. Smallholders became refugees of a new economic ordering. Myanmar is not unique in this.

  • A better political economy of the Rohingya crisis

    In short, while simple pecuniary motives can never be entirely discounted, particularly in Myanmar's borderlands, the political economy underpinning the current Rohingya crisis is far more complicated than is suggested in articles making a few sloppy references to megaprojects and land grabs.

  • Voice of the host community

    Despite severe resource constraints, they have remained resolute in upholding the dignity of the refugees, sacrificing their own interests. It's time that those at the helm of the state acknowledge their contribution and ensure their voices are heeded in planning and implementing the refugee management strategy.