Low rawhide prices this Eid

The price of rawhide has fallen sharply, a growing concern for small traders for whom Eid-ul-Azha is a major point of the year. Rawhides were traded at very low prices in Dhaka’s Hazaribagh, one of the country’s major tannery hubs, though prices were to remain unchanged

Fighting the dengue menace

The residents of Dhaka city are suffering the most from the dengue menace despite DNCC and DSCC having a large budget for controlling the reproduction of mosquitoes.


Is anyone safe at the hands of a mad mob?


It is true that there are very few options for entertainment in Bangladesh, making the national zoo a popular spot for tourists and families on weekends. But the animals kept caged there for this purpose do not have the basic facilities they need to thrive.


According to the most recent rankings, no university from Bangladesh (public or private) was competitive enough to make their place

NHRC—just a figurehead

This letter is in reference to the cover story “How independent and effective is the NHRC?” published last week.

The secret life of booksellers

Growing up in Bailey Road, Shagor Publishers was the place for me. It was owned by the renowned writer M.R. Akhter Mukul who started the shop as a sort of a glorified book club. He would sit on a stool at the small entrance where he would greet readers. If I inquired of a

Where is Pathao headed?

This is outrageous if Pathao couldn’t ensure such quality. I always wonder why, in most of the cases, Bangladeshi companies can’t keep the standards that they set at the beginning of their journey. Either they don’t know how to be stable in the long run or they are just

When an education budget has nothing to do with education policy

Our education policies are based on the three divisions—science, arts, and commerce. This is why so many of our youth are leaving the country. Abolish this policy; we’re neither giving proper education or the budget to expand/improve our science and technology sector


Myanmar has granted early release to the soldiers who were jailed for the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys during the 2017 military crackdown in Rakhine.

A right to privacy

This is the digital era and we all have personal information online. But is this safe?

A migrant’s journey

Helal left his motherland to change his ill fate but ended up suffering cruel realities on his journey.

Modern day slavery

Last week’s Shutterstories “Shumi” has stuck with me. What a miserable life she has! 24 hours a day, seven days a week, she goes on working with no holidays or free time of her own.

A Tale of Two Languages

I wanted to reach out in response to your well written essay illustrating the influence of Persian on the Bengali language.

Wake up people

A few days ago, a video posted on Facebook by one of my seniors at BRAC University went viral. It showed a man who was recording all the girls passing by him on the road that connects our university buildings.

Going, going, gone

Awareness of the fact that tigers are a precious and valuable heritage of our country should be made amongst people.

Our duty to the victims of accidents like the Banani fire

Nobody realises the intense pain of such accidents except for the victims and their families. We have some responsibility to help them overcome their traumatic experience.

When will the collective psyche of the nation awaken?

It has been a month since the devastating fire in Chawkbazar took 70 lives and soon after, three new fire infernos in the capital also made headlines—Banani's FR Tower inferno