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    The writer is a member of The Editorial Team, The Daily Star. Write to him at

  • Bangladesh Youth

    How volunteering can help the youth

    Each year, more than one billion people are engaged in volunteering worldwide. Their actions have economic, private and social values. You may wonder how helping others has economic value when no monetary transaction is involved.
  • Time to speak up for Palestine

    Time to speak up for Palestine

    On March 20, 2019, the UN Human Rights Council held an interactive dialogue with Michael Lynk, the UN Special Rapporteur on the
  • Christchurch: Why this is not an isolated terrorist attack

    In the aftermath of the deadly attacks in New Zealand that caused global shock, it is important to explore the broader questions about the ideology behind these acts of terrorism.
  • A failure of imagination

    Mohsin Hamid's masterpiece “Exit West” is a sobering reminder of the decisive human failure that we conveniently call “the refugee crisis.” Published in 2017, the novel is making waves in North America and Europe,
  • The Power of Love

    Valerie Taylor refuses to accept despair as the final outcome of the ambiguities of life. She proves that nothing makes one incapable of reaching up for the possibilities that confront him or her.
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