Amitava Kar

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December 28, 2017
December 28, 2017

The power paradox

The Machiavellian thesis that power is about force, intimidation and violence no longer passes muster. Instead, through social practices that promote the interests of others such as empathy,...

December 5, 2017
December 5, 2017

Taking activism beyond social media

As the world marks the centenary of the October Revolution, it is apt to study online movements and their offline results. The day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, an estimated 3.5...

November 10, 2017
November 10, 2017

Diversity is strength

By making the workplace more diverse, an organisation can encourage employees to watch their own potential biases—fixed ways of thinking that can hinder their ability to see important facts and...

September 17, 2017
September 17, 2017

Dwijen Sharma: Sunshine on his shoulders

In the tranquil landscape and in the distant line of the horizon, he beheld something as beautiful as his own nature. In the wilderness, he found something more dear and innate than in cities or...

July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017

Omar Khadr, Canada and the rule of law

Most of us say “I'm sorry” many times a day for a host of trivial affronts—accidentally bumping into someone or sneezing during a business meeting. These apologies are easy and usually readily...

February 23, 2017
February 23, 2017

The 'Bangladesh paradox'

Despite the so-called bad governance, how has the economy of Bangladesh been growing at rates higher than those of most South Asian countries?

February 18, 2017
February 18, 2017

The science fiction about women

I am at a chemistry lab at Dhaka University where no girl is crying or talking about love. With a steely resolve and

February 18, 2017
February 18, 2017

WOMEN IN SCIENCE: Is Bangladesh ahead of the West?

If you are worried about the dearth of women in science in Bangladesh, think again. There are more girls studying science than you

February 13, 2017
February 13, 2017

Tourism gone wild

Despite all these constraints—inadequate and poor quality public transports, extended travel time, high-priced but low quality accommodation, lack of recreational facilities—the number of domestic...

February 11, 2017
February 11, 2017

Opinion: How to kill tourism

It is extremely sad that the natural forest of Jaflong is disappearing fast due to dumping of stone illegally excavated from the Dawki and Sari rivers by a group of unscrupulous traders. As a...