Opinion

January 8, 2020
January 8, 2020

A DU student’s trauma

Even before we can catch our breath as we enter a new year, a new decade, rape continues to haunt us, reminding us of its presence...

November 7, 2019
November 7, 2019

BCL violence again

You have to hand it to them—rain, hail or storm, Chhatra League manages to hog the headlines. The latest has been an attack on protesting students at JU who were demanding the

October 19, 2019
October 19, 2019

The tentacles of institutionalised violence reach everywhere

When we read how indivi-duals accused of a crime—drug peddling, terrorism or murder—get shot during a gun fight between their cohorts and the law enforcers we shrug it off without a bat of an...

October 9, 2019
October 9, 2019

Abrar’s murder has opened Chhatra League’s Pandora’s box

It is a common belief that only meritorious, above-average students can get into a university like Buet. It’s no joke when amongst thousands of applicants, only a handful are selected.

October 5, 2019
October 5, 2019

Onions should not make you cry

When things hit rock bottom humans have a tendency to find ways to laugh at them. It is related to that ambivalence of a bizarre event when you don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

September 24, 2019
September 24, 2019

An apology to our children

“Since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago,” – Greta Thunberg, United Nations COP24 Climate Summit, Poland 2019

September 18, 2019
September 18, 2019

The criminality of ‘crime fighters’

The news story of police officials, including the OC, of a Pabna police station, forcing a gang-rape victim to marry one of the rapists is a perfect example of how perpetrators of a crime as...

July 23, 2019
July 23, 2019

The frenzy of an angry, misguided mob

The recent tragic deaths of seven people at the hands of angry mobs on suspicion of being child abductors, in different parts of the country, are jolting reminders of the dangerous consequences of...

July 12, 2019
July 12, 2019

The thrillseekers among us

Adventurous is not the first word that pops into one’s mind when thinking of us Bangladeshis. Hospitable? Yes. Warm? Yes. Resilient? Definitely yes. And laidback? Yes. But “adventurous”?

July 10, 2019
July 10, 2019

Protecting our most precious

The first thing that probably comes to a parent’s mind when their child is brutally taken from them is, “why couldn’t I protect her/him?” That is most likely what the parents of seven-year-old...