Hossain Zillur Rahman

The writer is executive chairman of Power and Participation Research Centre and former adviser to the caretaker government.

July 10, 2019
July 10, 2019

The truths about the budget that we fail to see

The recently-concluded budget season had to play second fiddle to the cricket season. And why not? Cricket is about passion, budget rarely so. The new finance minister has a foot in both of these...

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

Are policy blind spots driving the urban mess?

Accelera-ting urbanisation is the defining story of contemporary Bangladesh. Projections show that by 2050 urban population will overtake rural population. As Bangladesh hurtles towards its urban...

March 3, 2019
March 3, 2019

A 'new normal'?

In its 48th year, Bangladesh faces a new existential question to ponder. What now passes as “normal”?

August 12, 2018
August 12, 2018

The Crisis is Impunity

Howsoever one tries to explain it, the death of Dia and Rajib, the two students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College, on the Airport Road ten or so fateful days ago, can never be called an ...

December 13, 2017
December 13, 2017

Middle-income Bangladesh has to be a healthy Bangladesh

Economic progress is meaningless if the people are not healthy enough to enjoy the progress. As Bangladesh pursues its dream of becoming a middle-income country, this dream must also be one of a...

December 12, 2016
December 12, 2016

Health challenges are more complex than ever

Though billed as a successor to the widely-known Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the new global goals — SDGs or Sustainable Development Goals — push humanity's ambitions much further and...

July 8, 2015
July 8, 2015

REPORT CARD ON MR. MUHITH

AL'S affable finance minister is a lucky man having done the national budget more number of times than any other finance minister.