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Importance of Media PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 April 2009 00:00
The Change Agent

The world is changing very fast. Its culture, science, morality, politics, religions, demography - almost everything is in rapid transition. Indeed, changes are blossoming everywhere. Emergence of new ideas, science and technology was never new in human history, but the way the world is shaking with changes is a very recent phenomenon. The changes that took place in last 50 years did not happen even in millenniums. But why such colossal change with such an incredible speed? What is the main factor behind it. It is media that lie behind the whole process. It is the greatest change agent in whole human history. Media works miracle through spreading ideas. News, commentaries and analysis whatever it publishes every day add immense impetus to humans' thinking process - the greatest powerhouse to generate knowledge. With the initiation of media, thinking no more a prerogative of philosophers, it turns universal. It is, indeed, a major shift in intellectual history of mankind. The amount of intellectual output that gets spread each day by London's dailies was not done even in a year by the whole humanity a century before. These are the real seeds of change. Change can never breed in intellectual void; rather stagnation is its natural outcome. Such void de-humanises man to lower animal. And media eliminates such intellectual void even from the remotest men on earth.
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Muslims’ Cultural Conversion in the West PDF Print E-mail
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In the powerful melting pot of the West, people of different creed, culture and beliefs are being moulded into a single brand. The current deluge of the western culture largely owes to its mighty television, films, media and other propaganda skills. Clashes of civilisations in the past almost always precipitated clashes of cultures. The cultural boundary was found to be a common precursor of the geographical boundary. People formed state, fought wars, made alliances just to protect their distinctive cultures, but now the cultural invasions goes on unarmed. Invasions through borders are now seldom required except for regime change and ethnic cleansing. Nations are being subdued with out firing even a single shot. When cultural distinctiveness disappears, the reason for maintaining a costly independent entity hardly exists. Through the same process, the German, the French, the Italian, the Spanish and other nations in the North America lost their own distinctiveness and gave birth to the USA.

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Drugs: How To Tackle This Menace? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 September 2000 00:00

Drug addiction is now spreading like wild fire. Not only the developing countries like Bangladesh or Pakistan are in its grip; even the most developed countries like the USA and the UK are equally helpless. Measures taken so far to control this malice did not bring any discernible success even in developed countries. Britain spends about 300 million pounds a year to tackle this problem but still fumbling. Ms. Oona King MP of Tower Hamlet calls her constituency the ‘Heroin Capital’, despite huge spending on this issue by the local council. Such failures are clear proof that there exist flaws in understanding the real causes and devising the treatment. Drug addiction itself is not a disease; the disease lies much deeper. It is not a physical illness with visible anomaly; it is moral and cultural.

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India’s Corridor Through Bangladesh PDF Print E-mail
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The Indian pressure to access her north-eastern states through Bangladesh, subtly pursued since her birth in 1971, reached peak in recent months. Although India has ostensibly projected expansion of trade and mutual co-operation as the only motive, the corridor is primarily to enhance her defence strategy. The recent armed rebellion in the north-eastern states has soared its importance further. The mountainous contour of the region makes it fit for a long guerrilla warfare. India has already been stranded there in a lengthy war with little gains. Indian stubbornness to chase a safer transit through Bangladesh largely owes to easy susceptibility of her north-eastern logistic conduit to rebel attacks as it trails a narrow mountainous terrain between Bangladesh and Nepal. The presence of China, a potential player of the regional politics, on the very fringes of the troubled spot makes such a lone conduit more vulnerable. The country fought one of her bloodiest war against India for control over the same area in 1962.

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Prostitution in Bangladesh: A Colonial Legacy Leading to a Moral Disaster PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 June 1999 00:00

Exploitation, subjugation and physical annihilation against weaker nations are not the only crimes of the European colonialists. In Islamic countries, they went further to rock their moral fabrics that were built through centuries. Institutionalised practice of such immorality in the form of prostitution is such an immoral colonial legacy in Bangladesh. They nurtured and sponsored such a vice as a profession. These colonialists descended on that Muslim land from a different social, cultural and moral milieu. Secularisation left them bereft of moral values that could prevent them from institutionalisation of such a sin. Their hedonist lust took them to promiscuity, homosexuality, prostitution and other perversions that were unknown at least in the public arena. These were indeed severely punishable offence in any Muslim land. Unfettered sex was not a crime in their value system, but in Bangladesh they did not have institutional premise to put that in practice. Hence, they launched prostitution not only as a trade, but also an institution.

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