Atiqur Rahman

What causes poverty to rise with ‘prosperity’?

A great majority of the world population today is not in control of their fate.

4m ago

Conflicts over fossil fuel overshadowed COP28

We seem to be regressing instead of progressing to tackle the problem head on.

5m ago

When currency, not arms, is the weapon of choice

The use of money for good and bad has a long history.

1y ago

Who will take care of us in our old age?

We need to refocus old age care to ensuring “a good life for the elderly people” rather than on “prolonging their lives.”

1y ago

The end game of Trump politicking

The campaign for presidential election in the USA is turning out to be rather bizarre. It is divisive, fraught with deception, lies and anger, the kinds of which have never been seen before in US elections.

3y ago

US Presidential Election: Unexpected twists or masterly staging of a reality show?

The USA has been in turmoil in recent months with the Black Lives Matter activism, police brutality, countrywide pro-diversity protests, show of strength by right-wing activists (mostly white supremacists), with federal forces using heavy-handed tactics to “restore law and order”, and a president seeking divine blessings with the Bible in his hands in front of a church.

3y ago

The increasing ‘burden’ of the elderly in Bangladesh

The world’s population is ageing, and so is Bangladesh’s.

3y ago

The pandemic of incivility: Can we stop it from afflicting our country?

Bengal of the past was often eulogised for its culture, religious harmony, tolerance and prosperity. During the Islamic Bengal Sultanate, founded in 1352, Bengal was a major trading nation in the world. It was a growing “civilisation” and a mighty one too. Bengal was called Gangaridae by the Greeks, and Greek historians noted that Alexander the Great withdrew from India anticipating a counter attack from an alliance of Gangaridae.

3y ago
January 4, 2024
January 4, 2024

What causes poverty to rise with ‘prosperity’?

A great majority of the world population today is not in control of their fate.

December 17, 2023
December 17, 2023

Conflicts over fossil fuel overshadowed COP28

We seem to be regressing instead of progressing to tackle the problem head on.

October 12, 2022
October 12, 2022

When currency, not arms, is the weapon of choice

The use of money for good and bad has a long history.

September 30, 2022
September 30, 2022

Who will take care of us in our old age?

We need to refocus old age care to ensuring “a good life for the elderly people” rather than on “prolonging their lives.”

October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020

The end game of Trump politicking

The campaign for presidential election in the USA is turning out to be rather bizarre. It is divisive, fraught with deception, lies and anger, the kinds of which have never been seen before in US elections.

October 8, 2020
October 8, 2020

US Presidential Election: Unexpected twists or masterly staging of a reality show?

The USA has been in turmoil in recent months with the Black Lives Matter activism, police brutality, countrywide pro-diversity protests, show of strength by right-wing activists (mostly white supremacists), with federal forces using heavy-handed tactics to “restore law and order”, and a president seeking divine blessings with the Bible in his hands in front of a church.

October 1, 2020
October 1, 2020

The increasing ‘burden’ of the elderly in Bangladesh

The world’s population is ageing, and so is Bangladesh’s.

September 29, 2020
September 29, 2020

The pandemic of incivility: Can we stop it from afflicting our country?

Bengal of the past was often eulogised for its culture, religious harmony, tolerance and prosperity. During the Islamic Bengal Sultanate, founded in 1352, Bengal was a major trading nation in the world. It was a growing “civilisation” and a mighty one too. Bengal was called Gangaridae by the Greeks, and Greek historians noted that Alexander the Great withdrew from India anticipating a counter attack from an alliance of Gangaridae.

August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020

The hypes and the hopes

The damage inflicted by Covid-19 globally is not just the growing toll of infections and deaths, the overstrained healthcare workers and the sector. It is much more (economic, social, psychological and political), and it is not only about now, but also about the future.

July 24, 2020
July 24, 2020

How ‘kowtow’ degenerated into depravity

The practice of kowtow dates back to the Qin Dynasty, when subjects prostrated in front of emperors to pay their respects. It was also practiced in the courts of rajas and maharajas in India; the projas had to prostrate and put up a demeanour of submissiveness to heighten their expression of respect.

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