Monday, September 21, 2015

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 Thehe state language movement began as a middle class protest. Students and teachers of Dhaka University were at

From Ekushey to International Mother Language Day and beyond

 Like every landmark day of every other country, Bangladesh's Ekushey February, or the 21st of February, 1952, has

1952: On a day in February

 The realities of Ekushey, or around it, need to be focused on again, all these years after 1952.

The lighthouse of Bengali mentality

 21st (Ekushey) February of the Language Movement is the day of both gloominess and glory for the Bengali

Mother Language Day: Why learning a foreign language is important

 International Mother Language Day has been celebrated every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity

Bangabandhu's ample contribution to the language movement

 The movement to make Bengali the state language has been going on since 1947, but the

Ekushey in music and poetry

 Ekushey is a Bengali spirit essentially integrated with the identity of the nation that germinated in 1952 and

Sustainable finance for building a green Shonar Bangla

 Following the global agreements on Sustainable Development Goals and how to address Climate Change, the world is now

Did COVID-19 strengthen authoritarianism in Southeast Asia?

 David HuttIt was a reasonable endeavor when the COVID-19 pandemic struck to consider how the crisis

Global views of Biden's Democracy Summit

 Zainab Usman, Erin Jones and Elisa Lledó, Maiko Ichihara, Oliver Stuenkel, Aqil Shah, Ashley Quarcoo, Frances Z. Brown

Bangladesh at 50: On the path to becoming a middle power

 Asif Muztaba HassanBangladesh at 50 is a transformed Asian tiger that is looking to build on

Bangladeshi women are rising-onwards and upwards!

 Mercy TembonLast February, I met Chaya Rani Das, a very talented woman with extraordinary leadership skills.

The BRI in Bangladesh: Walking the tightrope between Beijing and Delhi

 Jacob MardellFor smaller powers like Bangladesh, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) represents an opportunity to

2022: A new year under the shadow of the pandemic

 Seema GuhaNo one will regret the passing of 2021, but will the New Year be any

Vision-2041: Bangladesh turns a developed country

 Abul Quasem HaiderThe present government has been putting its efforts for last several years to build

2022 look ahead: Arms race will dominate U.S. - China competition

 James StavridisAdmiral James Stavridis was 16th supreme allied commander of NATO and 12th dean of the

Delhi-Dhaka: A model for the neighborhood

 The relationship has its roots in history, but both States have ensured continuous engagement, crucial for contemporary South Asian

5 global climate actions to watch for in 2022

 Rachel KyteHow much the world achieved at the Glasgow climate talks - and what happens now

Welcome to 2022: The year of living dangerously with China, Russia and Iran

 Frederick KempeBrace yourself for 2022, a year of living dangerously. Many of the world's most profound

Pandemic might give way to an era of delocalization

 A post-Covid world? The thought seems to belong in the realm of fantasy. Most of us can barely

ICT in Bangladesh: The future and challenges towards world

 The first computer in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) was installed in 1964, a IBM Mainframe 1620. It was

Global demand for coal could hit all-time high in 2022

 Jillian AmbroseCoal power is on track to hit a new global record this year after an

As Afghanistan falls, what does it mean for the Middle East?

 Tony WalkerIn the 19th century, the phrase "The Great Game"was used to describe competition for power

Current trends in the US-China rivalry

 In the recent few years, the world's two biggest powers, the United States and China have been at

Bangabandhu's vision of democracy

 The young Mujib realised even as a political student activist of the pre-partition era the dangers of doing

Bangladesh ahead of Pakistan in many respects

 Bangladesh celebrates 50 years of independence. Today, we use the word 'celebration' to express our joy. But the

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