Opinion

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...

February 3, 2020
February 3, 2020

Not only Mayors, we need to make promises too

Election time is full of promises. Wowed by the vows, some of us are the happiest. Many of us are steeply sceptical; we suffer the most. Most of us believe the rhetoric, or pretend to, otherwise...

January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020

Around the world in 999 words

The following anecdote I have narrated before, but it merits repetition for sheer context.

December 21, 2019
December 21, 2019

In 2K20, let us resolve to be a little different

As we draw closer to pulling the curtain on 2019, it is an opportune moment for self-analysing ourselves.

December 1, 2019
December 1, 2019

Pink ball, espionage and beating India

My earliest encou-nter with the razzmatazz colour, discounting my childhood chushni (more about that later) was due to my kindergarten schooling at Comilla’s Our Lady of Fatima Convent.

October 29, 2019
October 29, 2019

I too am Chhatra League

1974. BUET Elections. The position of Mujibbadi Chhatra League was not at all rosy. The major threat was the student wing of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), drawing young people in droves by its...

October 6, 2019
October 6, 2019

Till an argument do us apart, no!

Nowadays while meeting someone after a lapse of a few months, and with a gap in updated information, following the customary exchanges there is hesitation to pop the question, “How is the wife?”