Rubana Huq

KNOT SO TRUE

Dr Rubana Huq is vice-chancellor of Asian University for Women.

My powerless poster walk

Although we have the Graffiti Writing and Poster Sticking Control Act, 2012 to prevent visual pollution, nothing much has been done to implement it. Why, though?

4m ago

Dissolve the people, elect a new one?

Politics 101 today runs the risk of being solely authored by autocrats from all over the world.

4m ago

Resolutions for 2024

Eating less and battling calories have been pains of the highest order. But little do we know that our minds have everything to do with our appetite.

5m ago

What do they want from Bangladesh?

Instead of better governance and practices yielding better returns, most US companies emphasise 'value' over 'values.'

5m ago

Remembering Annisul Huq: The man behind the public persona

Six years ago, a perfectly healthy man in his 60s just left me and my children in a state of shock and emptiness.

5m ago

A tale of the Green versus the Red

The RMG sector needs to be united in being professional, go forward with value addition and, most of all, opt for strong industrial relations with labour.

6m ago

Politics of Fire

Let the truth be known: no one has any idea what’s going to happen to Bangladeshi politics.

6m ago

Free pages, free lenses

There’s a reason why, in the land that we live on, 217 journalists have reportedly been harassed, tortured and repressed in the last nine months and why one even died.

7m ago
October 3, 2023
October 3, 2023

“Book down,” indeed!

After all, with the atmosphere heating up, we will indeed need an army of well-built students to be ready as “kormis” of parties, in order to become our sacrificial goats at their altar.

September 26, 2023
September 26, 2023

What’s Real, really?

In spite of the Real remaining intensely vulnerable to propaganda and the power of the state, a Lie will never replace the Truth.

September 19, 2023
September 19, 2023

I am. We are.

The protective line around my existence, my Lakshmana rekha, is not just myth.

September 12, 2023
September 12, 2023

Lifespan of the Leviathan

Who would want to move for democracy and risk losing it all?

August 9, 2023
August 9, 2023

The art of breathing

How do the monks on ice live magically and produce wonders through detachment from worldly angst?

February 12, 2023
February 12, 2023

Obituary of Truth

Truth recently decided to die an inglorious death as it got tired of watching rulers leading their nations with lies.

November 19, 2022
November 19, 2022

Aabha Limited: The ray of inclusion and empowerment

How do the lives of the underserved women change and who can potentially come forward and become a part of their story?

October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021

Ease, isolation and awakening

The apparent return to basics, the turn to healthier living, the leap to soliloquys have turned out to be beneficial. At least in theory, we all agree that the world needed a correction.

September 5, 2021
September 5, 2021

Knot so true

It was 2013 that brought about a massive change in the local garment industry. Rana Plaza had collapsed and with around 1,132 lives lost in the incident, the entire nation suffered a sense of collective grief.

June 13, 2021
June 13, 2021

Lessons, Reversals and Truth

We are living in a time of self-doubt, of suspicion, of negation, and of regret.

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