Monday, September 21, 2015



Corona and corruption are now the two great enemies of humanity. Corruption is a habit and Corona is

Why aren't we heeding Mother Nature's warnings?

Fires that have consumed swathes of Australia, the Arctic and now the western U.S. are lighting only a

Saving the countryside

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

Competitiveness of microcredit

 Microcredit programs in Bangladesh is well known throughout the world and it has been implemented by MFIs, state-owned

Heavy metal removal with Phytoremediation

 In Bangladesh, industrial solid wastes and effluents are being discharged at random without treatments directly to soil, canals,

Dhaka . . . in the prism of nostalgia

 Dhaka is difficult terrain for many of us. Over the last three decades and more it has mutated

Erdogan's dream of a Caliphate in Turkey

 President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey seems to be on his own wonderland trip ostensibly to pursue his

Peace in Afghanistan is impossible without an inclusive approach

 On 29 February, an agreement was signed between the United States of America and the Taliban in Doha,

Bangladesh in the United Nations

 On 17 September 1974, the People's Republic of Bangladesh made its entry into the United Nations as its

Memories of Delhi

 I speak of the year 2013. I speak of seven years ago. I speak of Delhi. The owner

EU to consider GSP facilities following LDC graduation

 Bangladesh, as a least developed country, enjoys a lot of facilities provided by the European Union (EU). The

Onions cause the tears to flow again

 Once again, it is a problem with onions that we are confronted with. With the Indian government clamping

Only seven weeks away US elections still unclear

 If you want to understand what's happening with the US Presidential election, you need to know three things

Is the dream of Arab and Islamic unity on Palestine dead?

 It is not as though the Arab world had ascended to any notable level of might and glory

Our threatened countryside

Imagine the nightmare.What used to be rice fields now display billboards pointing to a future housing

The kidnap and freeing of Ingrid Betancourt

dIn the six years the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) kept Ingrid Betancourt hostage, I always searched

Why academic, informed discourse matters

Democracy, despite being under siege nearly everywhere, remains the best hope for people everywhere. The politics of democracy, of

Students' frustration and anxiety during Covid-19 and its way out

The Novel Coronavirus disease has infected millions of people worldwide, taken lives, caused a severe economic downturn, and

Can India be a powerhouse of renewable energy?

Energy and electricity demand have grown along with the economy and India now has the third-largest electricity grid

Where 'No-Rules' are the 'Rules'

Such a strange nation we are! This pandemic even could not awake our conscience. In such a crucial

Bad arithmetic

In these past few years, the media and a whole range of people have been getting their arithmetic wrong.

The end of an Empire

Long ago at the end of Second World War when British Empire transferred their imperial power to American

Heeds over Needs: Corruption-aficionado officials

As it is postulated in the famous Need-Hierarchy theory by Abraham Maslow in 1943: "Man is a perpetually

The ethos of Bangladesh

It was the sixth anniversary of the death of Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy on December 5, 1969. It was also

Xinomics having a mixed role of state and private sector

Chinese economic policy is under the scan of economists of all the disciplines. Looking at the key party

Wishing Sheikh Rehana many happy returns of the day!

I wish Sheikh Rehana many happy returns of the day. Happy birthday to our sister Sheikh Rehana on

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