Shah Husain Imam

PLEASURE IS ALL MINE

Columnist, The Daily Star

December 28, 2018
December 28, 2018

Wintry mist from a non-level playing field!

If almost every past election in Bangladesh had been a test case for democracy, the one the nation is going to in two days' time is a veritable litmus test for the country's democratic...

December 7, 2018
December 7, 2018

Nomination cauldron bubbling away, electioneering heat awaited

It was for the BNP leaders “a strategy” of filing multiple sets of nomination papers to cover the contingency of rejections. This came in the way of 141 party nominees out of 696 who had applied to...

December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018

Annisul Huq: A potential unfulfilled

Annis had embarked upon his first wave of infrastructural improvements. A childhood friend of his calls him seeking his help for a cancer patient, the mother of an army officer.

November 23, 2018
November 23, 2018

Feeling the pulse of the people

Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, one of the founders of Awami Muslim League (now Awami League), chief minister of undivided Bengal, former prime minister of Pakistan and one in our pantheon of “National...

November 16, 2018
November 16, 2018

Quantum of disarray

What with difficult-to-deal-with Mr Trump on one side and “revanchist” Mr Putin on the other, the world seems to be in a turbulent place right now. It appears others in the world arena are also...

November 2, 2018
November 2, 2018

A world in turmoil

We show two traits when caught up in a political impasse before a general election and in responding to the government's offer of a dialogue when it comes to the opposition.

October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018

Japan's soft power - A Midas touch in waiting!

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had kept up his sleeves a unique treat for his guest, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on his visit to Tel Aviv in May of the current year.

October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018

Of dissent and critique

Getting rid of a high-profile dissenter of any powerful government is almost invariably “surrounded by mysterious circumstances.” The reported murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a...

October 5, 2018
October 5, 2018

Digital Security Act - For trust-based pragmatism

Democracy and free press are inseparable concepts, so the renewed fervour we notice to the “debate” over the mutually complementary issues should be welcomed.

September 28, 2018
September 28, 2018

Our women migrant workers must be protected

Try as we might to reconcile the two trends in Bangladesh's development story, one consistently positive and the other indicative of a lack of distributive justice, we may fail to make the...