Habibullah N Karim | The Daily Star
  • Habibullah N Karim

  • What we can do to keep the train of democracy on track

    Emocracy works only if people who have the right to vote can exercise that right without fear or favour.
  • Curse of the sedentary lifestyle

    Since my wife bought me a Fitbit Versa smartwatch to help me monitor my physical activity (spoiler alert: I am a proverbial couch potato), I astonished even myself
  • Mysteries of the past that stupefy us

    The world is full of wonders and some of these wonders are from a past that defies belief. Seven hundred years ago, the Incas of pre-Columbian South America formulated an elaborate knotted-string-based record-keeping system that accurately maintained the tax liabilities of distant taxpayers in their kingdom.
  • The pros and cons of EVMs

    The recent decision by the Election Commission to introduce Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) has raised a lot of eyebrows. At the outset, it must be pointed out that EVMs are nothing new—they have been in use in many countries around the world for nearly two decades, and even in our country, EVMs have been used in local elections for several years now.
  • Lessons in unity from Europe

    As we moved upriver on a ferry along Krems, a tributary of the Danube, small villages with surrounding hillsides and cornfields fall away like picturesque view-cards.