Syed Yusuf Saadat

May 18, 2020
May 18, 2020

A wake-up call for universal social protection

The coronavirus pandemic has bluntly exposed how a large number of people across the world are susceptible to health and economic shocks.

March 26, 2020
March 26, 2020

Healthcare in the time of Covid-19

Throughout the world, governments of various countries are taking extraordinary measures to deal with the crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 2, 2020
March 2, 2020

Powering progress through clean energy

Imagine a 187-feet tall tower with a 55-tonne steel dome on top. At first, it seems like a structure from a future base on the planet Mars. But the Wardenclyffe Tower is not an abstraction from the...

February 26, 2020
February 26, 2020

Implementing SDG 6: Watering the seeds of development

Nothing is more useful than water. Ironically, hardly anything can be obtained in exchange for water.

February 9, 2020
February 9, 2020

SDG 5: Going for Girl Power

An episode in UNICEF Bangla-desh’s popular cartoon Meena, the protagonist’s cousin Rita, a 15-year-old girl receives a proposal to marry the village shopkeeper’s son.

February 3, 2020
February 3, 2020

Ending Ignorance in Bangladesh

In Satyajit Ray’s 1980 dystopian film “Hirok Rajar Deshe” (Kingdom of Diamonds), the king used several measures, such as high taxes, forced labour and brain-washing, to maintain a stranglehold on...

January 26, 2020
January 26, 2020

Revisiting the Revolutionary Medicine

It was his last semester before graduation. Yet Ernesto Guevara decided to postpone the completion of his medical degree, and instead embarked on an audacious adventure.

January 20, 2020
January 20, 2020

Implementing SDG 2: Abolishing the ‘appetite’ for hunger

A woman is seen squatting on the ground in front of a large pile of garbage. She is holding a baby whose face appears over her shoulder.

January 16, 2020
January 16, 2020

Uninstalling Injustice

Let us do an exercise. Clench your fist, and then gently loosen your fingers a little.

April 28, 2019
April 28, 2019

High interest rate: Is it in the public interest?

Interest rate is a much-talked-about issue as far as savings and investment are concerned.