Amitava Kar

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February 4, 2017
February 4, 2017

Opinion: The neglected story of road crashes

Yet in another bizarre incident on the road, eight people were killed in Khagrachari as a stone-laden truck rammed a crowd that had gathered outside a Buddhist monastery to attend a funeral of a monk. Who is the culprit this time?

February 4, 2017
February 4, 2017

We shall overcome

While the public often views the Liberation War and the Language Movement as the apex of protest music in Bangladesh the use of

February 2, 2017
February 2, 2017

Of black excellence and Serena

The private tennis clubs in the US remained off limits to minorities well into the second half of the twentieth century. Her distinction thus comes with the ability to imagine herself achieving a new kind of history for all of us.

January 26, 2017
January 26, 2017

Agriculture on steroids

At the same time, a large number of farmers are overusing pesticides and chemical fertilisers, creating environmental and health hazards.

January 19, 2017
January 19, 2017

How's the climate?

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Star, Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, talks to Amitava Kar about Bangladesh's success in addressing climate change, smart ways of reducing

January 14, 2017
January 14, 2017

The roar of the Tigers

I am going to remember for a long time when I got the news: Shakib Al Hasan with a maiden double century and Mushfiqur Rahman with a stately 159 recorded the highest partnership for Bangladesh in Test cricket—359—contributing to Bangladesh’s second highest total away from home—595 for 8 declared.

January 12, 2017
January 12, 2017

A lexicon for ugliness

Every society has its articles of faith. The strength of a society depends on the extent to which its articles of faith match the realities

January 7, 2017
January 7, 2017

Against the grain

In an impressive move, three officers of the Department of Agricultural Extension have developed mobile apps aimed at helping farmers prevent pest attacks and control diseases that eat up a large portion of crops each year. Innovations like these will no doubt help farmers, often criticised as the most hidebound of managers, grow crops more efficiently using digital technology.

January 5, 2017
January 5, 2017

Will women change the world economy?

About eight years ago when the financial crisis hit Iceland, a tiny island with a population of 320,000, most Icelanders found themselves in serious financial tribulations.

December 27, 2016
December 27, 2016

A special birthday gift

A state of numbing grief to the point of being lost is what Anwara Syed Haq seems to be in as I meet her at her residence.