Syed Abul Maksud

Noted journalist, columnist, research scholar, essayist, and writer. He was awarded the Bangla Academy Award in 1995 for his contribution to Bengali literature.

March 26, 2015
March 26, 2015

The War of Liberation and Maulana Bhashani

It was late afternoon of 25th March. Professor Govinda Chandra Dev, along with a junior colleague of his from the philosophy department, was crossing the road near TSC of the University of Dhaka to go to Ramna Race Course for his regular stroll.

March 17, 2015
March 17, 2015

Fear and freedom

IN his speech on January 6, 1941, 22nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt said: “A world founded upon four essential freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression … everywhere in the world.

February 18, 2015
February 18, 2015

Climb not too high

BANGLADESH is now in the grip of a crisis, one whose magnitude and dimension surpasses anything of the kind in the history of the country. Both the ruling party and the opposition are adamant and unbending. Nearly 100 innocent people have been killed in petrol bomb attacks and street violence since the indefinite blockade and hartal was imposed by the BNP. Dozens have died in “crossfire” and “encounter”. Both sides have crossed their limits. But as the saying goes: Climb not too high.