Kamal Ahmed

July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021

Euro 2020 and social resistance against racism in UK

The ongoing Tokyo Olympics is the latest sporting event where the trend of taking the knee by players has made its way in.

July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021

Second-hand garments staging a dramatic comeback

It was in the era of President Nixon when commercial import and selling of second-hand garments became an obvious alternative to millions of Bangladeshis who could not afford new outfits.

June 22, 2021
June 22, 2021

On players ‘taking the knee’

Imagine a scenario where players are being booed for making gestures that contain a political statement, but when play resumes and the players clinch stunning successes, spectators in the same...

June 12, 2021
June 12, 2021

Can the G7 finally bring an end to the pandemic?

Yesterday, leaders of the industrialised nations, known as G7, started their first day of discussions at the English seaside county Cornwall—the first meeting since the Covid-19 pandemic started,...

May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021

Why removing ‘except Israel’ from passport is problematic

What the Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said on May 20 about his ministry’s predicament is nothing unique. Expressing his regret about Prothom Alo journalist Rozina Islam’s arrest, he said, “As...

April 27, 2021
April 27, 2021

We need louder calls for patent waivers of Covid-19 vaccines

Bangladesh, like most other developing countries, is now facing the daunting task of procuring Covid-19 vaccines, as the world witnesses unprecedented inequities in vaccine access.

April 11, 2021
April 11, 2021

Do police really need to use more powerful weapons?

Recent incidents of violence, including attacks on public establishments, seem to have unnerved our police. As a result, the Inspector General of Police has instructed senior law enforcement...

March 16, 2021
March 16, 2021

Surveillance without any oversight

The launching of an On-site Identification and Verification System (OIVS) by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) is undoubtedly a significant addition of a digital tool in policing.

February 26, 2021
February 26, 2021

Celebrating the legacy of a chronicler

Can journalists be activists? This is perhaps the most troubling question every journalist has to confront while dealing with issues of public interest. Journalism is about assembling and verifying...

February 18, 2021
February 18, 2021

Embracing new forms of protest in Asia

The anti-government protests currently sweeping through South and Southeast Asia appear to have gained extraordinary strength and resilience.