Opinion

March 23, 2022
March 23, 2022

Why does development equal wastage of public money?

Recently, Dhaka North Mayor Atiqul Islam made some comments with regard to traffic management in the city, some of which are not without inherent logic.

March 15, 2022
March 15, 2022

Not licensed to kill

Fifty-six-year-old Babul Sardar of Debhata upazila in Satkhira was arrested with 50 bottles of phensedyl on December 11, 2021 by the Detective Branch (DB) of police.

March 10, 2022
March 10, 2022

Is Dhaka beyond saving?

Dhaka, the nucleus of Bangladesh’s economic success, is the most densely populated city in the country (and perhaps in the world), accommodating more than 47,000 people per square kilometre (as of 2018).

March 2, 2022
March 2, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Why is our perspective of human suffering so Eurocentric?

“We’re not talking here about Syrians fleeing the bombing of the Syrian regime backed by Putin; we’re talking about Europeans leaving in cars that look like ours to save their lives,” said Philippe Corbe of BFM TV, a French cable news channel.

February 25, 2022
February 25, 2022

The perpetual threat of infernos in Old Dhaka

Riya and Rifat had been married for two years. They were expecting their first child in 2019.

February 17, 2022
February 17, 2022

The walls are closing in on the lower-income people

Inflation in Bangladesh, like the nation itself, is on the rise. The per capita income saw an 11 percent rise to USD 2,591, from an estimated USD 2,554 for 2020-21 fiscal year.

February 10, 2022
February 10, 2022

Animals in deadly captivity?

Eleven zebras, one lioness and a tiger died within a span of weeks recently at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Gazipur.

February 3, 2022
February 3, 2022

Where are all the money launderers?

Money laundering has become an all-pervasive problem for Bangladesh, permeating all spheres, strengthening its ever-expanding roots, like a metastatic cancer.

January 27, 2022
January 27, 2022

We must be rational in fighting the new Covid wave

In view of the surging Covid-19 cases across Bangladesh, the government issued new sets of guidelines earlier this week to curb the spread of the virus.

January 19, 2022
January 19, 2022

We must nurture a pluralistic culture

On January 12, 2022, the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) of Dhaka University should have been swaying to the soulful melodies of Qawwali.