Monday, September 21, 2015



A full-blown trade war had been looming, fuelled by the tariffs introduced by Trump. But in last July,

Chinese foreign policy under Xi Jinping

There is a risk of a 'new Cold War' between the United States and China. After decades of

What US wants to convey

This month's prize for dangerous moves and disingenuous press releases goes to the State Department for its October

Nepal joins the civilized world

Three cheers for our neighbour Nepal. Hip-hip, hooray! Hip-hip, hooray!! Hip-hip, hooray!!!Last month, Nepal adopted the Act relating

Swami Vivekananda: A messenger of peace and justice

Every year we celebrate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda all over India and Bangladesh. Apart from the

Zero plus zero plus zero plus zero is after all equal to zero (Last Part)

Begum Khaleda Zia is a fallible politician like her forerunners and supremo of the second largest political party

Earning money is key to women's empowerment

Sitting on a large plastic sheet spread out in a shady spot, some women are patiently waiting for

Zero plus zero plus zero plus zero is after all equal to zero (Part-1)

Signed zero is zero with an associated sign. In ordinary arithmetic, the number 0 does not have a

Making the disabled self-reliant through agriculture

Minoti Bala (not real name), who was disabled due to leprosy, maintained her family through agriculture-related activities. A

Lessons from Europe

More than a decade on from the most devastating financial crisis since the crash of Wall Street in

The Durga Puja celebrations

According to the Hindu Mythology, Goddess Durga emerged from the collective energy of all Gods as an embodiment

China is trying to erase the Uighurs and their culture

Just imagine what it would be like if armed security forces stormed into your home, arrested your loved

Deeper aspects of amazing Durga Puja

When the rainy days are over in temperate autumn climate, the blue sky is overcast with floating silvery

Indian journalism after #MeToo

Over the last week, Indian journalism has finally been forced to confront what has long been its dirty

Annapurna Devi: A loss like no other

Annapurna Devi was a remarkable genius with unparalleled dignity, considering her performance career was cut short by the

Never-dying Mephistopheles - the merchant of souls!

In Faust, German epic poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832) gave an extensive narrative in all literary grandeur how

'Journalism is about shaping a worldview' . . .

It has been eleven years since Obaidul Huq passed into the ages. It has been over a decade

Dhaka's air needs attention

Our country has achieved freedom through liberation war some 47 years ago, but it seems that still we

Manto: Rebel in Urdu literature

Urdu literature owes a huge debt of gratitude to Saadat Hasan Manto. He was one writer who did

Peak carbon emissions by 2020, or else!

World greenhouse gas emissions must peak by 2020, or it's lights out! That's the message from the IPCC

Astronomy to astrophysics

Meghnad Saha was born 125 years ago in an obscure village in East Bengal, now Bangladesh, in a

Macron's magic is waning

The presidency of Emmanuel Macron is in turmoil. Recurrent declines in popularity means that those satisfied with his

Relaxation in human life

In the modern professional age people all around the globe pass through severe strain and stress. This is

We have not come here to weep

The Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 of Dhaka fixes October 10, 2018 to deliver the verdict of the 21 August

BNP leader runs for officein Northern Virginia

Sharafat Hussain, Democratic candidate for Virginia State Senate District #33, seems like a model candidate for local politics.

The wild gyrations of India's Pakistan policy

India-Pakistan relations are like the weathercock. General Mitchener, in Bernard Shaw's play Press Cuttings, mocks Lady Corinthia, 'Will

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