Monday, September 21, 2015



In a north London studio last month, I met the activist and charity worker Bex Bailey for the first

Can the pact with Myanmar stop genocide?

After signing the deal of repatriation of Rohingyas, Bangladesh foreign minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali said, "This is a

How we turned Santa into a symbol of greed

The very idea of a press release from the University of Oxford on the subject of Santa Claus tickled

How Modi changed the history of India-Middle East relations

Israel-Palestine issue again has become kerfuffle. Nearly every country got involved in one way or other. So, being a

Living in our 'Appalling bubbles'

My visit to the mega city of Karachi last December, had a terrorizing impact. It hurt me to see

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On this day, 10 December in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly, meeting in Paris, adopted a declaration

Anti-corruption drive in Saudi Arabia spells bad news for Khaleda Zia

The recent sensational disclosures by Saudi authorities about BNP chairperson and former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia's possible complicity in

16th amendment: A dilemma to constitutionalism in Bangladesh

Sixteenth Amendment case has garnered a lot of attention in terms, of how, Separation of Judiciary guarantee under Article

Human trafficking: A new form of modern slavery

Human trafficking mea-ns transport-ation of a human illegally from one place, area or location to another. The purposes of

Unpacking the politics of Rohingya repatriation

On 23 Novem-ber, an agre-ement was reached between Myanmar and Bangladesh on the repatriation of Rohingya refugees. The Rohingya

Bangladesh entering nuclear club

Building a nuclear power plant in Bangladesh was proposed in 1961. Since then a number of reports have affirmed

How royal romance and weddings have changed over time

Once there was a time when royal weddings would take place among the royal and noble families. The emperors

Five books Bill Gates says everyone should read

He's one of the world's richest and most successful men, and now that he's no longer at the helm

The passing of a young man of promise . . .

The sun had set a couple of hours earlier. At Ganabhaban the lights were on, in all their brilliance.

The return of the underdog

There may be some way to go, but on Sunday, Britain moved much closer to a climb-down on the

For the holidays, pull a tooth or save a life

Happy holidays! In the spirit of the season, here's a suggestion: Instead of inflicting a garish tie on your

May leads UK towards Declaration of Dependence

The American Declaration of Independence begins thus: "When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one

Ayodhya dispute: Need for upholding law

The dispute around Babri Mosque seems to be unending. Just weeks ago we saw Sri Sri Ravishankar, the

The complex politics of Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy

Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy died a lonely man fifty four years ago today in Beirut. It was sudden death

The glory of Prophet Muhammad (SM) The messenger of Allah

"ân rûH ke basta bûd dar naqsh-é Sifâtaz partaw-é muSTafà rawân shod bar Zâtân dam ke rawân

Using stress as inner drive

Life is a prolonged journey or going forward against hostile circumstances. Being fraught with constant challenges, misfortunes and

UNESCO honor most welcomed, but why the long delay?

The nation is jumping with joy and jubilation in celebration of the United Nat-ions Educational, Scientific and Cultural

The Pope, who is he and...what he does

Today 30th November, Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, is coming to Bangladesh as a pilgrim

'Globalization is domination of rich over poor …'

Glen T. Martin tells The Asian AgeDr. Glen T. Martin, Professor of Philosophy, Radford University, Virginia,

The enemy of an enemy is not necessarily a friend

Iran vs. KSA:  Surprisingly enough, the two countries have no diplomatic relation. Relation is rather strained over geopolitical

Message in a (PET) plastic bottle

Plastic bottles are the height of convenience. We rely on them for clean water or our favourite soft

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