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  • The Beef with the Budget

    "The second group of haters is of course the rich who believe that paying higher taxes would mean they would literally starve. Thank God for offshore accounts, right rich guys?" We dissect the 2016 budget this week.

  • A Foreigner's Guide to Dhaka

    This week, as a special treat to the foreigner-loving Bangladeshis, this column will be written by Billy Steve Sam, reflecting on his first visit to Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Don't Mock the Man-God

    Jerusalem Syndrome: This is a mental condition, when people, especially tourists, start believing themselves to be reincarnations of important religious figures after a visit to the holiest of holy cities.

  • Too ill for justice

    With so many busy talking about depression, breast cancer, ebola and AIDS, we tend to neglect one of the biggest psychological and physiological illnesses of current times- Affluenza.

  • The Vatman rises and surprises again

    People these days go to the doctor the minute their child sneezes more than once. The Vatman knows to tax that too. Tax anything that moves or doesn't. Had a new born baby? Tax that little bugger before he consumes too much milk and baby formula.