Monday, September 21, 2015



 Pakistan was dealt a very humiliating blow by the 57 member all powerful Saudi backed Organisation of Islamic

In this month of victory ...

 As we prepare to observe the 49th anniversary of the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971, it is only

Democracy on the back foot

 French economist Thomas Piketty raised the question of the role of ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’ in his

Japan, China and India- the emerging trilateral equation

 There has been a steady and gradual growth in cordiality in India's relations with Japan. This has been

COVID-19 and the Chinese joke!

 One year after the first cases of COVID-19 was detected in Wuan in China, some scientists in the powerful

Deshbandhu CR Das, as history remembers him

   We observed the birth anniversary of Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das early last month.All these decades since

A warning sign for Awami League

 A Bangla proverb says, there is always lull before the storm. Now Bangladesh politics is going through a

Fish production, rural employment generation by re-excavating silted water bodies

 There was a time when Bangladesh had an abundance of natural rivers and canals, haors and beels, etc,

The tortuous path Bengal has historically travelled

History has been an integral part of Bengali life, on both sides of the political and geographical divide.

Bangladesh should join RCEP

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations were launched in November 2012 between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

The missing chord

Last week, while teaching my students how to develop descriptive writing, I asked for a few topic suggestions

Beyond the bigots, beyond Covid-19 . . .

Apart from the issue of how we cope with the deadly coronavirus in these times, apart from the vitriol

Bangladesh confounds the naysayers for all the right reasons

Among developing nations having "good" COVID-19 crises, Bangladesh may be the most surprising.Back in, say, May, the South

Boris Johnson has a tough task ahead of him

This is the time of year when new calendars go on sale or are distributed by stores and

Diplomacy as Bangabandhu shaped it

On a September day in 1974, the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, stood in the cavernous

Covid-19 and gender inequality

 We have repeatedly heard about how Covid-19 disproportionately affects women. While men are more likely to die from

Smuggling of gold: It's time to eradicate the smugglers like Monir

 The economy is the main driving force of a country. The overall development and prosperity of a country

War crimes and uncertain justice

 When Ratko Mladic was nabbed in Serbia years ago and flown to The Hague to face charges of

Priyadarshini and the battle for Bangladesh in 1971

 The 'Bharat Ratna' Priyadarshini Indira Gandhi was born on 19 November 1917 and her precious was life snatched

The Gatekeeper

 It's 4 am. I turned around to find my phone in the dark. Yup!

The true calling of journalism

 Four years ago, Lester Holt had the debate quite running away from him. He was unable to stop

Corona vaccine is going to be available this year! When is it coming to Bangladesh?

 There are hundreds of Corona vaccines in development around the world, and about a dozen in the final

Biden transition will be rough and rocky

 The US election is, in fact, over and Joe Biden won and has been certified by enough states

Bangabandhu lives, in Mujib Year . . . and beyond

 There was spontaneity resting on decisiveness that sustained Bangabandhu in his political career. The trajectory he followed was

Containing extra-judicial activities through coordinated action

 Human Rights activists including women, students, public representatives, teachers and people from all walks of life have over

Reviving agriculture from Covid-19 shocks: How PRC dealing with the crisis

 The ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a heavy blow to the country's agriculture sector. However, efforts are

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