Ziauddin Choudhury

January 9, 2016
January 9, 2016

From a winter of discontent to a spring of hope

A year ago from today not even a savvy soothsayer would have dared to predict the change in our political climate that we are witnessing now.

January 1, 2016
January 1, 2016

Of turmoil and complacency

THE year 2015 began with a perilous journey of confrontation between the main opposition and the government. On the anniversary of the 2014...

December 29, 2015
December 29, 2015

Numbers game, here we go again

What such statements ignore is that crimes against humanity are not judged simply by numbers, these are judged by their viciousness and enormity. By questioning and debating the number of deaths, we cannot deny the enormity of civilian massacre in 1971 and the damage it caused.

December 24, 2015
December 24, 2015

Happy endings to a troubled year?

The year 2015 began with firebombs thrown at people, but if everything goes well it may end with people throwing firecrackers into the

December 16, 2015
December 16, 2015

Looking back into the mirror

In the apocalyptic days of early December of 1971, when Dhaka was a beleaguered city, there were very few shops

December 12, 2015
December 12, 2015

Donald Trump's America

Donald Trump, the blustering billionaire who made a name for himself by proclaiming President Obama as a foreign born citizen...

December 2, 2015
December 2, 2015

Collaterals of Terrorism

The suspicion and hatred that Muslims face today cannot simply be removed by condemnation of the terror acts and dissociation from these acts by calling them un-Islamic.

November 17, 2015
November 17, 2015

CARNAGE IN PARIS: What will follow?

Once again we are face to face with another bloodbath -- senseless and brutal killing of innocent people in Paris by a robotic gang that is recruited ...

November 13, 2015
November 13, 2015

Long road to democracy

Suu Kyi has reportedly said that she would control the future government even though she cannot be President, but she did not elaborate how she would square that circle.

November 4, 2015
November 4, 2015

Hiding head in the sands - Our inept pursuit of the killing hands

In our 45 years of history, we have never been able to establish a clear platform of governance structure that upholds rule of law, transparency in governance, or equality.