Tariq Karim | The Daily Star
  • Tariq Karim

    Tariq Karim, a former career diplomat and academic, is currently Visiting Fellow at BRAC University.

  • Addressing the critical challenge to our water security

    At the very core of our entire ecosystem is the location and availability of fresh water on which sustaining lives and human livelihood are fundamentally dependent.
  • Reviving the Bengal Presidency template of connectivity

    The historical-civilisational Indian sub-continent, now known as “South Asia”, was for millennia the most integrated region in the world.
  • Addressing the problem of trash and plastic waste

    Our attitude to garbage disposal and plastic waste is flagrantly callous. What is particularly eye-soring is the mass of plastic waste of all types, ubiquitously filling up unending stretches of areas beside roads, railway lines, all conceivable nooks and crannies between buildings/shanties and, most egregious of all, as flotsam floating listlessly on all types of water bodies that have still managed to escape attention of insatiable land-developers.
  • Whence comes our culture of impunity?

    These days, I assail myself with questions triggered by the everyday acts of thoughtlessness that I witness committed by the multitude around me everywhere, young and old, male and female.
  • Ghost of a colonial past

    Practically all the institutions of our state are institutions that we have inherited from our about-200-years of British colonial rule. Pax Britannica was intentionally designed to be of everlasting nature. In imperial Britain's imagination, the sun would never set on the British Empire.