Most of Bangladesh is located within the floodplains of three large river systems: the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna (GBM), with over 90 percent of the basin area outside Bangladesh. Flood is thus a natural phenomenon here, and people have been living with floods for centuries. Yet, not all floods are created equal, so to speak, nor all floods lead to a flooding disaster.
On June 16, 2020 China declared duty-free export facilities for the least-developed countries (LDCs), including Bangladesh on 97 per cent of their tariff line.
We did not know about this invisible enemy even a few months ago. Yet, in this short period of time, it has affected 210 countries and territories around the world, infected over 2.5 million people and killed over 180,000 globally.
On the surface—from the philosophical (life and death) to physical (rainfall and flood)—these appear to be simple questions with causal connections.
'Tabuo Bristy Asuk' of Shafiqul Islam is a book of poetry. It was published in February, 2007. This book consists of 41
For an issue advocate, an activist or an opportunist, answers to these questions may range from an overwhelming yes to an emphatic no. A pragmatist will most likely suggest: it depends!
In 1976, a book titled “Bangladesh: The Test Case of Development” drew significant attention and the hopeless implications of the title...