Adnan R Amin | The Daily Star
  • Adnan R Amin

    The writer is a strategy and communications consultant.

  • No merit in quotas

    Anyone who has played “alley cricket” will know that it has its own rules: e.g. two “chiefs” get to select players in tandem, and (s)he who sends the ball over the wall must fetch it. Another such rule is that the owner of the bat will have an automatic place on the team. This last provision is an everyday example of a “quota system” where able performers are replaced by those wielding power over the selection process.
  • Poetic Justice

    Though he thought he had already died, the old poet found himself stumbling around a shady drugstore. Exhausted, as though from a long descent, the poet fell to the curb in a heap.
  • Rohingyas and the cost of kindness

    It is certain that the present Rohingya sensation will soon die down, and be replaced in public memory by something far more banal.
  • Silence Of Friends: Activism in the Modern Era

    Social media has opened floodgates of unexamined causes and unstoppable rebels. With the license to post/share anything and zero accountability, young men and women have taken to protests and activism over anything and everything.
  • Social ripples of rape

    When alleged rapist Shafat Ahmed and accomplice Shadman Sakif were arrested, and the former's father brought under investigation, I had decided not to write about the rape incident that took place in a hotel in Banani.
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