Milia Ali | The Daily Star
  • Milia Ali

    The writer is a renowned Rabindra Sangeet exponent and a former employee of the World Bank.

  • The Rise of Hate

    In the “long 18th century” (1685-1815), European politics, philosophy, science and communications were radically reoriented during the course of a movement referred to by its participants as the Age of Reason, or simply the Enlightenment.
  • America's moment of self-reckoning?

    The past week has been tumultuous and agonising for most Americans. A week of speculation, media hype, and political and personal
  • A champion in triumph or defeat

    Years ago, when I first migrated to the United States, I was asked to read Robert Ringer's Winning through Intimidation as part of my acculturation process.
  • Something to reflect upon

    Today, I choose to address an issue that has generated years of soul-searching resulting in an inner struggle to draw the line between right and wrong.
  • Nationalistic competition or cosmopolitan carnival?

    While I cannot claim to be an avid football fan, the World Cup bug does attack me every four years. I write this column on a sleepless night, disturbed and disenchanted after watching the rather physical and hostile match between England and Colombia, fighting for a place in the quarterfinals.
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