Biru Paksha Paul

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The writer is visiting fellow at Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and guest faculty at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Dhaka University.

July 29, 2018
July 29, 2018

Quota issue from an economic perspective

Truth shall prevail against lies and falsehood. And economic truths are often ruthless.

July 15, 2018
July 15, 2018

Crisis of skills and soaring unemployment

The recent quota movement, which was somehow quelled defying the logic of merit-based competition and fundamentals of a market economy, portrays a pathetic lack of skills among the youth of our...

July 10, 2018
July 10, 2018

Economic costs of poor road management

Once the Huang He river was known as the river of sorrow in China and the river's deadly floods were seen as acts of God. But the Chinese regime changed this narrative through its long-term...

May 20, 2018
May 20, 2018

Why the growing unemployment rate should worry us

When I approached a car insurance company to discuss ways to reduce my insurance cost, the manager advised me to take a study course on defensive driving,

May 7, 2018
May 7, 2018

Time to let the youth shine

Had Shakespeare been alive and the opportunity to visit Bangladesh, he would have withdrawn his poem, “Crabbed Age and Youth.” Instead, seeing Bangladesh's politicians, he would have written a...

April 29, 2018
April 29, 2018

Why abolishing the quota system is necessary

While the prime minister's statement on quota abolition in public services has prevented a volcano from erupting, many are shedding crocodile tears to keep the unfair quota system with some...

April 22, 2018
April 22, 2018

No negative reporting, please!

Matern-al uncle, or mama, is an affectionate character in the lives of Bengalis. A typical mama is expected to indulge every whim of his nephews and nieces.

April 16, 2018
April 16, 2018

How about reforming the viva system next?

There aren't many moments in my life as an ordinary writer where my writings on banning the quota system have gone in vain. I had come to my workplace in the morning and finished the piece in...

April 2, 2018
April 2, 2018

What does sliding into 'autocracy' really mean?

When I was a village boy, I learned from one of my grandparents that if I ever see a black cat, I shouldn't leave home to begin a journey for an auspicious cause. Later I realised that black...

March 18, 2018
March 18, 2018

A journey by bus from Dhaka to Nalitabari

Shouldn't people derive delight from travelling? Then why is it such a nightmare for people who use public transport in Bangladesh? My short story of a journey by bus from Dhaka to Nalitabari...