Rubaiya Murshed

May 13, 2020
May 13, 2020

What changes do we want in a post-pandemic Bangladesh?

”It’s going to be a long night,” I thought to myself as I pressed the redial button for the fourth time.

January 4, 2020
January 4, 2020

Bursting our bubble

As we bade farewell to the teens of this century, most of us—if not all of us—must have been looking back on our changes, gains and losses as a person, as a society and as a nation.

November 9, 2019
November 9, 2019

Setting our priorities straight

When job seekers look for new employees, they need a system to filter out the best candidates. Indicators of potential or skill are a key component.

October 31, 2019
October 31, 2019

Weighing the ‘why’ behind education

I once faced a question from someone I would have never imagined it to come from. It was a humid afternoon and we had assembled under the large banyan tree on the green

July 1, 2019
July 1, 2019

Dhaka University’s ‘nervous nineties’

The University of Dhaka has achieved a lot in these 98 years, and it has played a pivotal role in structuring the country’s economy, politics, society and development. Through the many scholars it...

January 2, 2019
January 2, 2019

For a homeland they would love to return to

We grew up in a joint family. I'm the eldest of the girls, and have always felt like I have to set an example for my two little sisters. So, nine years ago, when I was the first of us to get a...

June 22, 2018
June 22, 2018

Can we redefine some definitions?

We have an education system in which student after student—countless of them—write the same definitions as answers. They probably get the same marks too— four out of five, nine out of ten.

May 1, 2015
May 1, 2015

EVERYTHING BEGINS AT HOME

She tried to balance the 3-year-old on her hips.