Habibullah N Karim

CYBERNAUTIC RUMINATIONS

September 10, 2019
September 10, 2019

Digital Privacy: Are we giving away too much personal data?

A mere 25 years ago, we could simply take the receiver off the cradle of the phone and make sure no one disturbed us. Today, with half the global population hooked on Facebook, Hangout, Messenger, Viber, WhatsApp, Zoom and myriad other instant messaging

September 4, 2019
September 4, 2019

The search for excellence

More than two millennia ago, Aristotle, the great thinker and philosopher of the Socratic tradition prophesied, “we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” In light of this hypothesis if we ask ourselves, “are we putting in the best we

August 19, 2019
August 19, 2019

Digital land administration is the need of the hour

Bangladesh is the most densely packed human domicile in the world among nations having more than 10 million people. With more than 1,100 men, women and children per square kilometre, Bangladesh struggles to provide breathing space to her teeming millions.

August 5, 2019
August 5, 2019

Searching our souls for national unity

This epic refrain of Fakir Lalon rings around our collective South Asian conscience every time people of one religious identity inflicts mindless violence on the people of other faiths, like Hindus murdering innocent Muslims in Maharashtra,

July 31, 2019
July 31, 2019

America in search of an enemy

Roberto Goizueta, the legendary CEO of the Coca Cola Company, once said that to thrive every business must “get an enemy.”

July 22, 2019
July 22, 2019

What graduating out of LDC status means for Bangladesh

It is indeed a seminal event in the history of Bangladesh that the UN last year declared Bangladesh eligible to step up to a developing economy from being a Least Developed Country (LDC). Of course the process is gradual and due to take effect in 2024 with a grace period of three years to wean off the special dispensations of the LDC status.

March 27, 2019
March 27, 2019

White supremacists, western civilisations and eastern migrations

In 1889, Rudyard Kipling crowed: “Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.” But the East and the West have been mingling even before his time and forever afterwards.

March 11, 2019
March 11, 2019

Financial independence: Luck or habit?

With 12.9 percent of our population still living in extreme poverty and nearly 10 percent of the global population living below the lower poverty line, financial independence is a distant dream for hundreds of millions of people around the world.

February 18, 2019
February 18, 2019

Can robots and humans co-exist peacefully?

One of the biggest civilisational questions dangling in the air is when will machine intelligence overtake human intelligence.

February 12, 2019
February 12, 2019

When the network is as slow as the traffic

Going from a meeting in Gulshan to another in Motijheel one day earlier this month, I spent nearly two hours on the road which is quite common these days in Dhaka's traffic.