Eresh Omar Jamal

THE OVERTON WINDOW

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

September 30, 2021
September 30, 2021

Development for whose benefit?

When we ask the question, “Who should development benefit?”, the answer should be quite straightforward: “the people.” But in reality, that is not often the case.

September 23, 2021
September 23, 2021

Time to address the growing wealth gap in Bangladesh

In a recent report, the World Bank stated that better targeted social protection programmes and reallocation of existing transfers to the poorest segment of society could reduce poverty from 36...

September 11, 2021
September 11, 2021

Winners and losers of the West’s ‘forever wars’

Today marks 20 years of the 9/11 attacks on the US masterminded by Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda and a bunch of “ragheads” (as angry racist US soldiers called them) sitting in some cave in Afghanistan,...

July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021

From the graveyard of empires, the US retreats

Twenty-years after 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan by US and NATO forces, the US is on the cusp of withdrawing its forces from the proverbial “graveyard of empires”, with the US military...

July 3, 2021
July 3, 2021

Iran nuclear agreement and the future of US-Iran relations

As of now, the US and Iran are yet to conclude their talks in Vienna “on the terms of Washington return(ing) to the [Iran nuclear] agreement,” according to The Guardian.

June 26, 2021
June 26, 2021

Have we done enough to address the problem of drug abuse?

On May 27, The Daily Star reported that detectives had claimed to have seized LSD, an extremely potent hallucinogenic drug, for the first time in the country during a raid in Dhaka.

May 29, 2021
May 29, 2021

What does and doesn’t happen when money changes colour

On May 19, the finance minister said, “The scope [to whiten black money] will be there as long as undisclosed incomes will be there.” (The Daily Star) Before commenting on this statement, let’s...

May 20, 2021
May 20, 2021

Our health sector is ‘sick’ because of government apathy

In a report published on May 1, this newspaper revealed that according to a recent study, the Covid-19 treatment cost is abnormally higher in private hospitals compared to public hospitals.

April 22, 2021
April 22, 2021

The pandemic has exposed our existing vulnerabilities

The ongoing pandemic has caused huge economic losses for the world. In 2020, growth in South Asia contracted by 5.4 percent, which does not capture the whole story of how terribly its people have...

April 7, 2021
April 7, 2021

Government must have a clear vision to ensure better healthcare

For this year’s World Health Day, the World Health Organization wanted to highlight the importance of building a fairer and healthier world. In terms of fairness, how do you rate our healthcare...