Monday, September 21, 2015



The Hanoi summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un did not produce the

Colorful spring festival of Holi

Of all the socio-cultural celebrations Holi, or Dole, as the Bengalis call it, stands unique with its mood-changing,

Thoughts on social business

There is little question that social business is an idea making the rounds today. Many consider it an

Medical practices must be above question

In an important pronouncement not very long ago, President Abdul Hamid gave us food for thought. He asked

Implications of the mass killings in Christchurch mosque

It was a 'Black Friday' in Christchurch, New Zealand when on March 15, when Muslims were praying inside

Once again, a death on the road

Once again the old question of people losing their lives under the wheels of vehicles is before us.

Elections 2019: India at crossroads

Elections in a democracy can rightly be called as festival of the masses. They determine the course of

The Prime Minister speaks for all of us

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's assertion that no anti-liberation forces must seize power again resonates with the desires of

Reciprocal operations' against separatists by Indian and Myanmar army

Alongside the airstrikes inside Pakistan's Kashmir to avenge a deadly carbomb attack on Indian security forces, Delhi seems

Steady rise in hilsa output

This is much to the delight of the hilsa-loving Bangalee people that when in all of the 10

Government servants' ethical values can develop their career

One of the goals of administration should be promotion of moral and ethical values among the public servants

Climate change and global economy

Global climate, in which the world population lives, has been facing a great change in its pattern since

Law and policy on gender in Bangladesh

Bangladesh constitution has mandated that "all citizens are equal before law and are entitled to equal protection of

About the traffic week

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police launched a new traffic week yesterday as part of its programme to create awareness

Fighting white supremacy means owning up to American history

On Saturday, the white-supremacist rally "Unite the Right," which brought hundreds of white nationalists and neo-Nazis to Charlottesville,

Jacinda Ardern revives our faith in politics

Leadership is always about letting people know that they are not alone. That precisely is what New Zealand's

A shepherd king born on this planet

"Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another"    ---  John

When Bangabandhu came home

After  the Liberation of  Bangladesh on 16 December 1971, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was released  from Pakistan  jail

Save our villages

Bangladesh's villages need to be saved from 'development'. There must be laws, those which civilized societies observe everywhere,

Bangabandhu … maker of history

On 10 January 1972, the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, came home to his liberated

How safe is to fly a Boeing 737?

Air travellers nervous about flying on a Boeing 737 after two crashes in close succession might take comfort

Conquests, conversions and trading (lands) for epidemics!

Perhaps, there is one impressive way, to start this piece...or, perhaps not? A beautiful, well phrased literary quote

On New Zealand mosque attacks

There has been a sudden spurt of terrorist attacks across the world and New Zealand is the latest

Revival of jute sector

The jute sector of Bangladesh has not been enjoying a vibrant time for the past many years, although

Keep student union polls regular

It was with extreme anxiety in view of expectations as guardians and Dhaka University batch 1961, which participated

Journey through a night of horror.... and a new dawn

The dawn of March 26, 2971 rose slowly. Perhaps, this was destined to mark a turning point in

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