Eresh Omar Jamal

THE OVERTON WINDOW

The writer is a member of the Editorial team, The Daily Star. His Twitter handle is: @EreshOmarJamal

April 7, 2022
April 7, 2022

Pain and anger in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is known as the country of smiling people because of their friendliness. But recently, the island nation has been experiencing an explosion of pain and anger.

April 1, 2022
April 1, 2022

A deadlier pandemic lying on the world’s and our doorsteps

While Covid-19 captured the attention of the world for the last two years or more, another pandemic has been silently killing countless numbers of people around the world.

March 30, 2022
March 30, 2022

Pre-election promises, post-election disappointments

According to a recent report, due to the insistence of lawmakers, the government is going to repair religious establishments and build new bridges across the country at a cost of Tk 5,132 crore.

March 23, 2022
March 23, 2022

‘Inflationary pressure higher than what official figure suggests’

Hossain Zillur Rahman, executive chairman of the Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC), talks about inflation and the discrepancy between official and real data in a conversation with Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star.

February 27, 2022
February 27, 2022

‘Political will is the missing catalyst for quality education’

Dr Manzoor Ahmed, professor emeritus at Brac University and vice-chair of the Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE) Council, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star about a new book, of which he is a co-author, on the political economy of education in South Asia.

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

Our youth are craving opportunities

In a first-of-its-kind study, the Economic Relations Division (ERD) under the finance ministry found that around 1.6 million young people lost their jobs and about 20 million youths faced income loss due to the pandemic.

January 14, 2022
January 14, 2022

Is Bangladesh Bank’s new decision good for the banking sector?

Over the years, experts have identified two major problems in Bangladesh’s banking sector.

December 22, 2021
December 22, 2021

‘Prosecuting Assange will have a devastating impact on press freedom’

Stefania Maurizi is an investigative journalist working for the Italian daily Il Fatto Quotidiano. She has worked on all WikiLeaks releases of secret documents and partnered with Glenn Greenwald to expose the Snowden Files about Italy.

November 1, 2021
November 1, 2021

In a climate of exploitation, marginalised groups are easy pickings

Dr Iftekharuzzaman, executive director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), speaks to Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star about the discrimination faced by marginalised communities and the rise of fundamentalism in Bangladesh.

October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021

‘There can be no excuse for not formulating the EC law’

Dr Badiul Alam Majumdar is global vice-president and country director, The Hunger Project, and secretary of Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan). In this interview with Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star, he talks about the constitutional obligation of formulating a law to establish the Election Commission and why politicians so far have ignored it.