Opinion

December 2, 2018
December 2, 2018

The Rise of Hate

In the “long 18th century” (1685-1815), European politics, philosophy, science and communications were radically reoriented during the course of a movement referred to by its participants as the...

October 11, 2018
October 11, 2018

America's moment of self-reckoning?

The past week has been tumultuous and agonising for most Americans. A week of speculation, media hype, and political and personal

September 16, 2018
September 16, 2018

A champion in triumph or defeat

Years ago, when I first migrated to the United States, I was asked to read Robert Ringer's Winning through Intimidation as part of my acculturation process.

August 28, 2018
August 28, 2018

Something to reflect upon

Today, I choose to address an issue that has generated years of soul-searching resulting in an inner struggle to draw the line between right and wrong.

July 10, 2018
July 10, 2018

Nationalistic competition or cosmopolitan carnival?

While I cannot claim to be an avid football fan, the World Cup bug does attack me every four years. I write this column on a sleepless night, disturbed and disenchanted after watching the rather...

May 20, 2018
May 20, 2018

Social laws of upward motion

Of late, I have been reflecting on an interesting aspect of our social discourse.

March 18, 2018
March 18, 2018

History, propaganda or just a movie?

For some time now, I have been resisting the urge to add my voice to the Padmaavat controversy.

March 4, 2018
March 4, 2018

Prioritising life's choices

Recently, I made an unusual journey—a journey of love to pick up old relationships and energise them.

February 4, 2018
February 4, 2018

The power of empathy

Almost every day we come across positive news about Bangladesh's economic progress, and the individual achievements of creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative Bangladeshis.

January 21, 2018
January 21, 2018

Regenerating the Tree of Life

Post-retirement is often advertised on birthday cards and in Art of Living books as the “golden era” of a fulfilling life.