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  • A budget, of the peopleA budget, of the peopleSitting under a mango tree on a sunny Saturday morning, the wrinkled face of Haider Ali brimmed with pride as a local government official addressed the thousand-strong crowd. "Dear Citizens, now we are going to announce the budget of Devhata Upazila Parishad for FY 2013-2014 before we open the floor and hear your comments and views," boomed the voice over the PA system.

  • Justice for allJustice for allWhen Jahanara Begum’s sons stole mangoes from a neighbour’s garden, what should have been a petty incident of children’s mischief, escalated into a violent confrontation between Jahanara and her neighbour Babul Mia. Angry at Jahanara, Babul Mia assaulted her and injured her eye, for which she required expensive medical treatment.

  • Seeing beyond disabilitiesSeeing beyond disabilitiesFarzana Akhtar, 31, accepts the reality that her blindness has caused potential employers to reject every job application she has filed in the past three years.