Shahnoor Wahid

PERIPHERALLY YOURS

The writer is Special Supplements Editor, The Daily Star.

August 16, 2016
August 16, 2016

Reviving the Age of Wisdom

The obsession with a section of youths of the country about “dying” for Islam gives rise to the paradoxical question: How can one

June 25, 2016
June 25, 2016

Beginning of the end of ISIS?

It appears that ISIS is in big trouble in some of the major towns of Syria, where Iraqi and Syrian regular forces and Peshmerga

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Cultural construct of Pahela Baishakh

The cultural construct has evolved slowly over the decades, to display loudly the rich cultural heritage of Bengal before the world. Interestingly, the Pahela Baishakh festival is the only of its...

February 2, 2016
February 2, 2016

Reduce cost of doing business for faster growth

Bangladesh is proving to be unstoppable in achieving success in almost all the sectors of development at the moment. Even the harshest of its critics are taking a back seat now to watch in awe the...

December 16, 2015
December 16, 2015

On a foggy Narsingdi road

NARSINGDI had its share of battles during the long nine months of the Liberation War. Many fighters of the Mukti Bahini were lodged in the deep forests and villages on the two sides of the 30 km...

November 25, 2015
November 25, 2015

PARIS ATTACKS: Massive intelligence and security failure?

What if about a hundred of them came with a similar mission? If we analyse the nature of the attacks and their near-perfect execution, we are inclined to believe that the level of preparedness of...

September 6, 2015
September 6, 2015

CHINA: A worthy trade partner

The recent visit of Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng to Dhaka no doubt reinvigorated the existing bilateral relations, laying

August 21, 2015
August 21, 2015

AKIHITO EXPRESSES REMORSE: WHY DOESN'T PAKISTAN?

Pakistan had to pay the price for its misdemeanour and misadventure in Bangladesh. It learnt the hard way that guns cannot always solve all problems in this world.

August 4, 2015
August 4, 2015

Japan picks up sword again after 70 years!

Politics in the Far East region is getting interesting by the day with ample hints that it would get complicated soon with some new developments in the region.

August 2, 2015
August 2, 2015

Improving health indicators of Bangladesh

Recently Bangladesh has been invited to join the Advisory Board of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva which has an advisory committee consisting of