Monday, September 21, 2015



What a way to climb down. And how very German. Having promised revolution one week, Germany's Social Democrats called

Genocide --- as a 'Friend of Bangladesh' remembers

I always feel emotional whenever I write about Bangladesh's Liberation War. It brings back many memories of the

Those remembered elections

Elections anywhere are a reason for some profound memories to come alive. The people of Britain have just been

One-eyed development under one-eyed capitalism

One need not look farther to understand the failure of the communist system than the demolition of the

Why history must be preserved

Our sense of history as a nation needs to be given a jog. That can be done through revisiting

Overcoming toddler speech delay -- A new health concern

Your son is 2 years old and still he is not talking. He says a few words, but

Of language and politics

Language, in the hands of politicians, generally opens up a passage to the heights of oratorical charm. Then again,

How safe are our young women?

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

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