Monday, September 21, 2015



The safety and security for women has become a major area of concern all over India. Just a

Mountains matter for youth

United Nations calls on member states and other organizations to mark a set of days, to help focus

Making a success of Digital Bangladesh . . .

Against the background of Digital Bangladesh, a national policy for the development of e-commerce or digital technology based commerce,

The beauty inherent in boredom

Boredom is beautiful. Well, not always and not for everyone. There are those, however, who need to feel bored

Russia's growing engagement with Africa

Russia's inter-active presence in Syria, Turkey and Iran has drawn attention to its growing role in international affairs.

Rethinking sending domestic workers abroad

Once I used to live in Qatar and left that country for good more than twenty years ago,

Pakistan needs to say sorry for 1971

Quite some years ago, Pakistan asked us to let bygones be bygones, to forget 1971. That was indeed a

Notes on 1971 Bengali collaborators

In this season of remembrance of victory, it is time to give our memories a jog and recall

PM's stress on harmony among state organs

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stressed the meaning of harmony among the three organs of the state - the

Transit thru Bangladesh: Will it boost our economy?

After assuming power in 2009, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has emphasized the Dhaka-New Delhi relations and asked the

SME sector needs more impetus

The medium and small enterprise (SMEs) sector especially its manufacturing area is in peril due to lack of

India will fund 40% of joint venture film on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

A much-delayed joint film venture between India and Bangladesh on 'Bangabandhu' Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is likely to cost

The context of Bangladesh's growth and foreign investment

Bangladesh is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. As the size of gross domestic product

The mind is wider than the sky

Imposing bans on avenues of enlightenment is never a good idea. In our times, we have seen, all

Muslim communalism and separatism as prelude to Partition-II

This oversimplification of a complicated historical process has acquired currency by the sheer force of repetition. This book

Trend of populist politics in India

Populist politics has now become a common phenomenon in India. It is also a common phenomenon in Bangladesh.

An observation of the history of war

In a month where we celebrate our victory in a war against foreign occupation, it makes sense to

Muslim communalism and separatism as prelude to Partition-I

The article is a keynote paper he presented at the Inter-national Conference on Partition Politics: Impacts on Society,

SDG 14: State of 'Life below Water' in Bangladesh

In general, 80% of global trade by volume is carried by sea and handled by ports worldwide. According

In month of victory, we recall Mujibnagar

The nation prepares to observe Victory Day on 16 December. It is therefore fitting that we recall today the

Suhrawardy's politics and place in history

The fifty-sixth anniversary of the death of Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy is being observed in the country today.Four years

Significance of Hasina, Mamata's ringing bell at Eden Gardens

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rang the ceremonial bell to signal

Prioritise that forestry factor

We need to save and expand our forests. In an era of devastating climate change, it is the

Preserving the countryside

The most alarming news for Bangladesh is the brisk disappearance of its arable lands. Noticeably, growing industrialisation, rapid

Bangladesh-Nepal cooperation, connectivity being enhanced

Bangladesh and Nepal are close neighbors and they share history, culture and languages. Both Bengali and Nepali languages

No care for Dhaka's air!

Winter has set in, and what affects the people of this capital during this season is its severe

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