Opinion

September 10, 2019
September 10, 2019

Digital Privacy: Are we giving away too much personal data?

A mere 25 years ago, we could simply take the receiver off the cradle of the phone and make sure no one disturbed us. Today, with half the global population hooked on Facebook, Hangout, Messenger,...

September 4, 2019
September 4, 2019

The search for excellence

More than two millennia ago, Aristotle, the great thinker and philosopher of the Socratic tradition prophesied, “we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” In light...

July 22, 2019
July 22, 2019

What graduating out of LDC status means for Bangladesh

It is indeed a seminal event in the history of Bangladesh that the UN last year declared Bangladesh eligible to step up to a developing economy from being a Least Developed Country (LDC). Of course...

February 18, 2019
February 18, 2019

Can robots and humans co-exist peacefully?

One of the biggest civilisational questions dangling in the air is when will machine intelligence overtake human intelligence.

November 18, 2018
November 18, 2018

What we can do to keep the train of democracy on track

Emocracy works only if people who have the right to vote can exercise that right without fear or favour.

October 29, 2018
October 29, 2018

Curse of the sedentary lifestyle

Since my wife bought me a Fitbit Versa smartwatch to help me monitor my physical activity (spoiler alert: I am a proverbial couch potato), I astonished even myself

September 24, 2018
September 24, 2018

The pros and cons of EVMs

The recent decision by the Election Commission to introduce Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) has raised a lot of eyebrows. At the outset, it must be pointed out that EVMs are nothing new—they have...

August 28, 2018
August 28, 2018

Lessons in unity from Europe

As we moved upriver on a ferry along Krems, a tributary of the Danube, small villages with surrounding hillsides and cornfields fall away like picturesque view-cards.

July 30, 2018
July 30, 2018

A case of moral decrepitude

The senseless murder of a young NSU student, Saidur Rahman Payel, at the hands of the operators of a private intercity bus has shocked the nation to its core. What have we become as a nation?

July 23, 2018
July 23, 2018

What does Putin have on Trump?

The whole world is afire since the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki on the 16th of this month. The joint press conference at the summit evidently put on display the peculiar obeisance of the “leader...