Imtiaz A Hussain | The Daily Star
  • Imtiaz A Hussain

  • A Giant Retreat for Mankind

    Remember those first words ever spoken from the moon? In the half-century since Neil Armstrong uttered them, the space race has invited many other countries—from the rich to the poor, from the developed to the developing—and even attracted private-sector
  • ‘Clash of civilisation’ or crash: Environmental doomsday?

    What do the following civilisations have in common: Mesopotamia four millennia ago; the 8th-century Viking Greenland settlement; Mayas from the 10th century; and the Khmer empire in the 15th century?
  • Angela Merkel’s legacy: ‘Holy Roman Empress’?

    Historians are often bemused by how the millennia-old Holy Roman Emperor was not holy, nor Roman, nor even an emperor.
  • GPA and beyond: Time to break out of old pedagogical models

    Grumpy” was her name. In the flower-filled month of May, the world’s most famous cat of the same name bid her ever-cheering audience a sad adieu. Perhaps not the best of analogies, but it highlights grumpiness in another area, that, fortunately, we can do something about.
  • Galloping Bangladesh: Emperor with no clothes?

    Don’t judge a book by its cover.” So goes a popular cliché, though appraisals become more sanguine the more one opens the volume. Recent (April) reports about the country’s top-flight economic growth-rates expose why heeding that message helps keep us on track.