Ahmede Hussain

Ahmede Hussain

CLEAR AS MUD

Editor of The New Anthem (Tranqubar; Delhi; 2009). [email protected]

A magician who transformed the business scene in Bangladesh

Immediately after his country broke free from the shackles of Pakistani rule, a young man in Dhaka landed in a crisis that no one his age would have wanted to find themselves in.

3y ago

'Doing business ethically'

Immediately after his country broke free in a bloody and ruthless war to snatch away freedom from Pakistan, a young man in Dhaka landed on a crisis no one of his age would have wanted to find himself in. W Rahman Jute Mills, the first of its kind to be owned by a Bengali in erstwhile Pakistan, and, more importantly, one of the two sources of bread and butter that his family had in the turbulent days of 1972, was nationalised along with other privately-owned industries.

3y ago

Under cricket's shadow

Our ever deteriorating performance in the international meets is not shocking. In fact, it is a natural by-product of the neglect and indifference that has reigned supreme in the sector for a long time.

7y ago

Saving our girls

Stabbed by her alleged stalker at the entrance to her school, Suraiya Akter Risha, a student of Willes Little Flower School, Dhaka, succumbed to her injuries last Sunday.

7y ago

Off the Cuff

There is no denying that Bangladesh's standing in the world as a nation is at stake, also in question is its economic growth, especially the much sought after foreign investments.

7y ago

West, East

The white woman and her husband fell into silence again. About a while ago the train was heading east, and now,

7y ago

The message in a bottle

The call of 100,000 alems, to denounce terrorism, is important on many counts, and its significance is manifold. It is interesting to

8y ago

She was a model

Media trial is a nasty business, and women are its worst victim. Thus, a woman caught with the cough syrup Phensedyl can be reported as 'Phensi Queen' or a girl in possession of methamphetamine tablets will be called 'Yaba Princess'.

8y ago
April 1, 2015
April 1, 2015

BNP's Dilemma

UNOFFICIAL though it is, the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party's (BNP) decision to participate in the Dhaka and Chittagong City Corporations elections is a trifle surprising.

March 24, 2015
March 24, 2015

A Titan in our shared history

As I sit at the computer in a bright room washed with sunlight to write this piece, I feel a dark cloak over my heart, as though in some

March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015

Why aren't you talking?

BANGLADESH cricket team's victory against the much-fancied English side in the ICC Cricket World Cup has given the nation an opportunity to unite behind the national team. It is indeed a rare occasion, the kind that is capable of uniting the country behind a single event.

February 27, 2015
February 27, 2015

It Ends Here

About 12 years ago, I, a naïve 24-year-old, joined the Star as Staff Writer, and now, it is time to bid it a tearful goodbye.

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