Opinion

May 22, 2021
May 22, 2021

How do I hate myself? Let me count the ways

The holiday lethargy has caused me self-loathing. Let me count some of the factors as to why I am beginning to hate myself.

May 8, 2021
May 8, 2021

The Tortoise, the Hare and the UGC

A breath of fresh air: the University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to allow public universities to hold online examinations.

April 24, 2021
April 24, 2021

The Covid-induced stress factors impacting our students

There have been changes in the way we live and the way we die. We have learned to live carefully during this time of the pandemic, yet we have been dying carelessly.

April 17, 2021
April 17, 2021

Education in a post-Covid-19 world

The onslaught of Covid-19 shows no signs of relenting. While the infection-death curve has been arrested by some countries, our one is still climbing, as if it wants to put a flag of our collective...

April 10, 2021
April 10, 2021

The Colours of Life

The cargo vessel involved in a hit and run incident in Narayanganj on Sunday, leading to the capsize of a passenger launch that killed at least 34 people, was seized at a dock in Gazaria, Munshiganj.

March 27, 2021
March 27, 2021

Binge-watching borderless borders

"Why do they even try? They don’t sound like us!” My mother was referring to the “bong” accents emulated by some of the Indian actors who occupy our living rooms every evening. That does not...

March 20, 2021
March 20, 2021

The saga of a three-finger salute

News of the pandemic waves of Covid-19 and political waves of the three-fingered protest is making the rounds.

March 13, 2021
March 13, 2021

When the Deaf is Heard

The footage is harrowing. A speech-impaired girl is pushed off a running bus for not being able to pay her fare. She was wearing a note saying that she did not have any money on her.

March 6, 2021
March 6, 2021

Off-shore campuses

During a trade dialogue held at the Ministry of Commerce on February 17, the UK envoy to Bangladesh announced that at least nine British universities are keen on coming to Bangladesh and opening...

February 27, 2021
February 27, 2021

The Mosquito and the Ear

There used to be a TV advert in which a husband was rebuked by his judgmental wife for not being able to kill even a mosquito that was sitting on her cheek.