Opinion

November 3, 2019
November 3, 2019

Tajuddin Ahmad: A leader of incredible moral integrity and political acumen

Tajuddin Ahmad, our nation’s first prime minister and founder of its government in exile, was mercilessly gunned down and bayoneted, in wrongful captivity, just after performing wudu, alongside his...

October 19, 2019
October 19, 2019

The US presidential battle in 2020

It is, when you think about it, a bit of a Faustian bargain for the Democrats. A few whiny Republican attempts notwithstanding, the Republican candidacy for the 2020 presidential elections is cast...

September 13, 2019
September 13, 2019

The law of primogeniture and our political parties

he passing away of General Ershad has brought into sharp focus the question of leadership succession in major political parties.

July 22, 2019
July 22, 2019
USA

Minority congresswomen should apologise to America: Trump

US President Donald Trump renews his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen he launched xenophobic tweets against, demanding they apologize "for the horrible (hateful) things they have said....

July 7, 2019
July 7, 2019

Ban on rickshaw: How logical is it?

What is the most readily available transport in the megacity of Dhaka? Without batting an eye, anyone would say that it is the rickshaw.

June 17, 2019
June 17, 2019

Student wings of political parties: At what price?

In April 2010, when the draft of the National Education Policy 2010 was under discussion, five of the most distinguished and respected academics of the country issued a joint statement titled ...

June 3, 2019
June 3, 2019

18 reforms that will change Bangladesh

During last year’s road safety movement, there was a demand raised by the student demonstrators that touched a chord with a wide cross-section of the population: “repair the state.” T

April 28, 2019
April 28, 2019

Modi-Priyanka duel: Anti-climax to a frenzied build-up

The month-long feverish speculations about Congress Party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra contesting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi parliamentary constituency has come to...

April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019

BJP banking on Bengal as Mamata eyes Delhi

If West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee nurtures larger ambitions to play a much bigger role at the national level after the ongoing parliamentary elections that by most accounts will produce...

March 27, 2019
March 27, 2019

The burden of having eyes in a campus of the blind

There have been some disconcerting developments at Dhaka University following the botched Ducsu election on March 11. The latest