Opinion

July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018

Challenges in bridging the digital divide

In this age of the internet and social media we are constantly deluged with free information coming from all directions. More than a billion people are frequently making status updates on Facebook,...

July 2, 2018
July 2, 2018

Is VAT a regressive tax on the poor?

The share of value-added tax (VAT) in the national exchequer has continuously been creeping up ever since its introduction more than 27 years ago, and has increased in recent years to the point...

June 25, 2018
June 25, 2018

The uncertainty continues

The Myanmar junta, under the façade of a democratically installed government headed by a titular political icon Aung San Suu Kyi, has been carrying out a campaign of brutal ethnic cleansing of...

June 12, 2018
June 12, 2018

Is Digital Bangladesh taking a dive?

A quarter bigger than the last revised budget, this budget coming in at a whopping Tk 4 lakh 64 thousand crore certainly fits the pattern of double-digit augmentation from year to year with...

June 4, 2018
June 4, 2018

The bittersweet truth about state-owned enterprises

Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC) is a state-owned enterprise (SOE) that is among the remnants of a bygone era when, in a post-liberation war-ravaged economy, the sugar and...

May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018

Some thoughts on Bangladesh's first full-scale communication satellite

On May 11 at 4:14pm US east coast standard time, Bangladesh entered the space technology history books as the latest iteration of the Falcon 9 rocket by SpaceX took off from the Kennedy Space...

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