Addressing the accountability challenge of e-commerce

In recent years, Bangladesh has seen a rise in electronic commerce along with other countries around the world.

1w ago| Opinion

Backlogged factory inspections: Now is the time to act

We have witnessed yet another factory fire catastrophe but this time it involves a factory which does not cater to international garment retailers—hence, loss of lives of the workers burnt inside...

3w ago| Opinion

A negative-sum game in the energy sector

Recently, reports of two contradictory developments in the power and energy sector have befuddled readers in Bangladesh.

Column by Mahfuz Anam: At every step, they are exploited, mistreated and humiliated

Expatriate workers are our goose of Aesop’s Fables that lays the golden eggs.

Column by Mahfuz Anam: We used to have such elections, once

About the just-concluded West Bengal assembly elections, there are three things to celebrate and one to be worried about.

2.45 crore new poor created by pandemic

We are deeply concerned by the findings of a survey conducted by the Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC) and the Brac Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD),

Commentary by Mahfuz Anam: An appeal to the chief justice

In Bangladesh, when we think, talk and seek justice, we think of the courts. And that is how it should be. Among the courts, the higher we go -- meaning the High Court, the Appellate Division --...

Commentary by Mahfuz Anam: DSA - the law that jails now kills

Mushtaq Ahmed, the writer, the commentator, the socially conscious citizen, the articulate but moderate voice of dissent and a critical observer of current events is dead.

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Snapshots from the past, thoughts for the future

Thirty years ago, the coming together of a regionally famous editor and a near-novice at journalism along with some visionary investors—Azimur Rahman, AS Mahmud, Latifur Rahman, A. Rouf Chowdhury,...

Column by Mahfuz Anam: With gratitude to Trump - he woke us up to the vulnerabilities of democracy

The United States has always grabbed global attention for just being what is it—the United States.

In remembrance of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

December is the month of victory. We fought for our flag, our land, and our independence. We celebrate it every year.

Column by Mahfuz Anam: ‘Democracy Day’ came and went, nobody noticed

What was once a startling thunderclap passed off as a whimper, what was welcomed by millions and celebrated as the rebirth of our democracy, went hardly noticed, what was termed as the victory of...