Opinion

February 1, 2021
February 1, 2021

The drawback with prototype designs of residences

Individuality builds self-confidence as opposed to dependency, creativity against suppression, cooperatives instead of idle loners, an active workforce vs laissez-faire, contributors not dumb...

January 17, 2021
January 17, 2021

A city in peril, but these palm trees are mine

No centuries-old city merits a revamping makeup, so as to render it unrecognisable by distortion, not the least Dhaka.

December 28, 2020
December 28, 2020

The humility of the greats, and the pathetic flip side

Celebrated Pakistan national footballer and Bangladesh national coach Golam Sarwar aka Tipu, who famously played mostly for Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting, was one among the 23 Bengalis who represented...

December 21, 2020
December 21, 2020

Big chunks of rubbish float at the top

US president-elect Joe Biden’s meticulous selection of office-bearers for various portfolios should make one realise the importance of competence.

December 3, 2020
December 3, 2020

A life not wasted, nor forgotten

Occasionally an athlete transcends the boundaries of his sporting arena and attains a civil personality through his many socio-welfare activities, albeit woven intricately with the game.

August 10, 2020
August 10, 2020

Pedestrians first, pedal cyclists second, then the rest

What I am about to write will be of no use, least of all any consolation, to the family and friends, and yes admirers, of the flicker that was denied to sparkle. Because they cannot bring her back...

August 3, 2020
August 3, 2020

Two sides of the Covid

Contextually, although lockdown remains an essential defence worldwide against the spread of Covid-19, there have been exceptions at the cost of human lives.

July 7, 2020
July 7, 2020

For the honour of Scouter, Lt Gen Robert Baden-Powell

Mass movements are characterised by a euphoric tempo. Thus, it was understandable when on June 7 “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) demonstrators in Bristol brought down and defaced the statue that...

March 18, 2020
March 18, 2020

The rigorous and (oops!) the negligent sides

At five feet four, most people’s mouth is where my nose is. In a democracy, they can do all the loud talking at a distance from me, but their flurry of drenched words requires my close proximity....

March 10, 2020
March 10, 2020

If not I, then who?

Trending now are a winter holding at around twenty degrees Celsius, finishing office work in a traffic jam, private fogging to rid societies of mosquitoes (members of the Executive Committee not...