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How inequality works

Inequality has been named as a culprit in the populist incursions of 2016 and 2017. But what is inequality, and what role does it play in inhibiting or encouraging growth, or in undermining...

Another brutal year for children

AS we look back at the previous year which saw an increase of violence against children we must take a vow to play our part to make 2018 a better year for children. It is really hard to drive away...

Why Dhaka's liveability is only worsening

DHAKA, the capital of Bangladesh, and one of the fastest growing cities of the world, has been infamous for a while for being over-populated, traffic congested, waterlogged (urban flooding) and...

January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018

Events that defined 2017

DEVASTATION IN THE WAKE OF FLOODS

January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018

Directors' Choice

Feedback: I remember two movies in particular that I watched in 2017 and found quite interesting, although both were made towards the end of 2016. As a director, I learned a lot from these movies...

January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018

The turbulence we survived

The New Year always promises to bring new hope, new opportunities and new ways of looking at our reality. It also

January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018

Making social media safe for democracy

IN the run-up to multiple votes around the world in 2016, including the United Kingdom's Brexit vote and the United States presidential election, social media companies like Facebook and Twitter

January 1, 2018
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Extraordinary Achievements

Extraordinary Achievements

January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018

Stealing the populists' clothes

TWO cheers for US President Donald Trump. Without him, the West would still regard populism as a problem unique to Central and Eastern Europe. Yet Trump's presidency is as clear a...

January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018

A year of renewed climate commitments

FOR the growing share of the world's population that understands the existential threat posed by climate change, the beginning of 2017 brought a sense of trepidation. In fact, collective angst...

January 1, 2018
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Creating our own language in film

FOR a director, completely objective analysis of cinema is difficult. So, I was in a dilemma when I sat down to write this piece for The Daily Star about Bangladeshi cinema, its language, the...

January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018

Why Dhaka's liveability is only worsening

DHAKA, the capital of Bangladesh, and one of the fastest growing cities of the world, has been infamous for a while for being over-populated, traffic congested, waterlogged (urban flooding) and...