SUST VC’s sexist remark reveals a worrying picture

Universities are considered to be the highest place for education, learning, research, and innovation.

4d ago| Opinion

What can we expect from the Search Committee law?

The sudden approval of a draft Election Commission law by the cabinet certainly gives the government and the ruling party a powerful public relation tool, as they can claim they have done what no...

The consistent chaos that is Dhaka airport

Airports are the most fascinating places in the world. This forced congregation of total strangers from all corners of the world, rushing off to destinations as exotic as Zanzibar or Casablanca—isn...


India’s Chauvinist Crusade

The restrictive, illiberal trend that has come to characterise India over the last five years has a new data point.

2w ago| Opinion

Should Covid caution supersede learning loss action?

On September 12, 2021, schools in Bangladesh reopened after 18 months of Covid-19 closure—partially, with restrictions.

3w ago| A Closer Look

Making the most of our e-commerce sector

The e-commerce sector of Bangladesh witnessed significant growth since the outbreak of Covid-19 in March 2020.

How crucial is nature for our prosperity?

The Government of Bangladesh has recently drafted the Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan Decade 2030.

50 years of Bangladesh: The Journey towards Bangabandhu’s Sonar Bangla

The commemoration of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary, and the celebrations centred around Bangladesh’s 50 years as an independent nation state, will...

Managing Bangladesh’s LDC Graduation: Daunting or Doable?

The UN General Assembly (UNGA), during its 76th session, adopted a resolution on Bangladesh’s graduation from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) category, scheduled to be effective in 2026.

A rape victim’s journey to justice should be easier

The fact that a rape victim’s journey towards justice is a grueling one is not unknown to us.

Protecting our Students from the Wrath of the Titans

Every time I pass by the Banani flyover area, I look at the worms that have come out of the deep to rear their heads to announce the underpass underneath, and ask myself why the much-hyped...

‘Misogyny embedded in the legal system has to be addressed’

Advocate Sultana Kamal is a human rights activist and the founder president of Manabadhikar Shongskriti Foundation (msf). In this interview with Afia Jahin of The Daily Star, she speaks about what...