Opinion

December 14, 2018
December 14, 2018

It's part of growing up

The photo of the boy from St Joseph's School is flashed during the news on BTV, the only broadcasting channel in the country. His gone missing is national news. Two days later, there is a collective sigh of relief as he re-emerges, unscathed. Domestic interrogations yield that he got a detention at school and fled to his village home to escape the wrath of his parents.

December 7, 2018
December 7, 2018

Harry Oughta Know

For myself and the senior midshipmen, this is a serious naval exercise. I have my marching orders from the Commandant of the Bangladesh Naval Academy to get serious about a dose of humour for the soon to be commissioned officers.

December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018

The Evolution of WMDs

“Blessings only” is the blessing that has been the best blessing in the blessed season of WMDs—Weddings and Marriages of December. As an engineer I am black and white—at the wedding venue I queue up with all the others who have disregarded the last line of the invitation card.

November 23, 2018
November 23, 2018

The Accountable Link

Times's up!” Everyone stops writing and places his/her test papers on the desk of Professor Ted Birdsall.

November 16, 2018
November 16, 2018

Tails You Lose

The BBC Radio anchor announces live on air: “Well, that was our guest Naveed Mahbub. After the news we have with us in the studio—Jeffrey Archer.”

October 20, 2018
October 20, 2018

Heart to Heart

The thin fused me corrects myself in the nick of time. After all, I have a six-year-old right in front of me. They are blotting papers, more so, when it comes to audio-visual equivalent of the Apple of Eden.

October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018

The Four Commandments

The sophomore (second-year) engineering student sitting in front of my desk is sharp and confident. But being a typical Bangalee, I can't get rid of a parallel train of thought: what's up with his rather unusual circumstances of applying for the position of a summer intern?

September 21, 2018
September 21, 2018

America First, Bangladesh Second

President Donald Trump said during his inaugural speech: “From this day forward, it's going to be only America First!”

August 11, 2018
August 11, 2018

It Takes Two to Tango

The busy intersection is busier because people are confused as to what is to be followed (if at all) at the moment—the traffic lights or the hand signals of the police officer on duty.

August 4, 2018
August 4, 2018

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

If there is anything that will not only wake up a drowsy driver, but near about give him a heart attack, is the flashing lights of a police squad car in the US. The wattage and luminance emitted puts Dhaka's lit up Golf Garden to shame.