Opinion

July 28, 2016
July 28, 2016

Remembering Sydney Schanberg

Bangladesh's war of independence had many unlikely heroes, some of whom lived outside of Bangladesh and had no formal connection with the country and its people. Sydney Schanberg, an American...

July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016

What more could we have done?

My plane touched down at Dhaka airport at about the time when the joint security operation against terrorists at Gulshan's Holey

June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016

The Orlando massacre and the “Muslim factor”

When I first saw the news flash scrolling at the bottom of my TV screen, my first thought was, please God, not another Muslim!

June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016

Ali and the power of dissent

On April 28, 1967, Muhammad Ali, just 25 years of age, stood at the Houston Military Recruiting Office and said he won’t go to Vietnam. “I ain’t got no quarrel with the Vietcong, no Vietcong ever...

May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

Silent death, unrecognised

Wednesday, May 4, was a great day for eight-year-old Mari Copeny. At her request, President Obama visited Flint, her home town in Michigan.

April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016

Enabling minority voices

Mahatma Gandhi had once said, to judge how civilised a nation is, just look at how it treats its own minorities. Going by this yardstick, Bangladesh does not make a passing grade.

March 26, 2016
March 26, 2016

1971: Our war, their battles

In 1971, during Bangladesh's Liberation War, much of the action was confined to the territory of Bangladesh, but there were battles being fought in locations many oceans away.

March 13, 2016
March 13, 2016

The Face of New Fascism

I always thought of Donald Trump as a poor entertainer with bad hair and an over sprayed tan. He still is, but he is also the presumptive Republican nominee and could very well end up as the next...