1d ago| Opinion

Why is the dream for fair wage and work safety still so distant?

What are the risks associated with workers’ protests in modern-day Bangladesh? When workers take to the streets, what sort of treatment should they expect to receive?

3d ago| Opinion

Let our rural women rise and claim their rights

Out of a population of over 160 million in Bangladesh, approximately 107 million people live in rural areas. Of them, at least 50 million are women and girls.

4d ago| Opinion

Active citizenship is also key to the success of RTI

Last month marked the International Right to Know Day. From the few seminars and webinars arranged on the occasion, it was evident that even 12 years after the Right to Information (RTI) Act was...

Early Barristers from East Bengal

The failed Indian rebellion of 1857 also led to the ‘demise’ of the rapacious East India Company (EIC) in 1858, when political power was transferred to the crown-in-parliament in England with the...

Nowhere to go

Rohingya repatriation has become even more uncertain following the military takeover in Myanmar while the displaced people find it riskier to go back to their motherland where there is no...

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Taliban takeover of Afghanistan -- its meaning and implications

History unfolds in ways that may appear to be totally incomprehensible to us. It may not fit into our logic, may appear to be contrary to the facts that are at hand and our own analysis, which,...

Column by Mahfuz Anam: We used to have such elections, once

About the just-concluded West Bengal assembly elections, there are three things to celebrate and one to be worried about.

2.45 crore new poor created by pandemic

We are deeply concerned by the findings of a survey conducted by the Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC) and the Brac Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD),

Commentary by Mahfuz Anam: A wake-up call for AL, for us all

The ostensible reason for the recent protests was Indian PM Narendra Modi’s latest visit. The real reason was to signal that Hefajat-e-Islam (HI) under its new leadership was not the same party as...

In remembrance of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

December is the month of victory. We fought for our flag, our land, and our independence. We celebrate it every year.

Column by Mahfuz Anam: ‘Democracy Day’ came and went, nobody noticed

What was once a startling thunderclap passed off as a whimper, what was welcomed by millions and celebrated as the rebirth of our democracy, went hardly noticed, what was termed as the victory of...

US Elections: Understanding its hidden message

By the time this article goes to print, Joe Biden, the Democratic Party candidate, may have scraped through the race for the White House.