While Awami League Fiddles

While the nation mourned for the hundreds killed in the launch disaster. Awami League party members were seen in truck convoys celebrating to band music.

Dozens Dead After Ferry Capsizes in Bangladesh


New York Times
Published: March 13, 2012

Photos by Abir Abdullah/EPA
NEW DELHI ? Rescuers were searching for survivors on Tuesday after a ferry carrying as many as 200 passengers capsized in Bangladesh, killing at least 24 people with many more feared dead.

Photo: Abir Abdullah/EPA

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USA events: Book launch, artist's talk, lecture

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Book launch at Rizzoli Book Store

Talk at Busboys & Poets

Skira, Bengal Foundation and Busboys & Poets cordially invite you to a book signing for:?Shahidul Alam “My Journey as a Witness” edited by Rosa Maria Falvo
Friday, November 11, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Busboys & Poets
1025 5th Street Northwest
Washington D.C. 20001
Dr. Alam will be delighted to sign copies purchased during the event

Lecture at Georgetown University

Cultural Diplomacy
Monday November 14th 11:30 am
St. ?Mary?s ?120. ?Best ?access is ?Reservoir ?Road, ?hospital ?entrance ?#1. ?St. Mary?s is on the left. ?You ?can ?park on the street, ?or ?go to the ?Georgetown ?parking lot in the Leavey Center. ?Just ?keep ?going ?from ?entrance ?one to ?the ?garage.

Interview at NPR:

Every weekday for over three decades, NPR’s Morning Edition has taken?listeners around the country and the world with two hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse. stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse. Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the USA. Shahidul Alam will be interviewed by Morning Edition. Contact Salma Hasan Ali for details:

London Launch

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London launch of “My journey as a witness” by Shahidul Alam. 10th October 2011. Film by?Frode Hegland and?Enamul Hoque

Book launched at Grand Hyatt Churchill in London by Rt. Hon. MP Keith Vaz

Rt. Hon. MP Keith Vaz (left), Runi Khan (centre) and Shahidul Alam (right) at book launch of "My journey as a witness" at Grand Hyatt Churchill on 10th October 2011. Photo: Enamul Hoque.

Guests at launch of "My journey as a witness" by Shahidul Alam at Grand Hyatt Churchill in London. 10th Oct 2011. Photo: Enamul Hoque

BBC World Service interview
Public Talk at National Geographic
Pictures of exhibition at Wilmotte Gallery in Oxford Gardens continues till 18th November 2011. Pictures of launch at Delhi Festival to follow.