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  • Are we ready?

    Shirin has been with us for 12 years, Mahmuda for nine, Rakib for six. The number of workers who have worked for us in one particular factory for over 10 years is massive. Most live in Khilkhet, where we have one of our factories.

  • Letter from London

    As my husband is strapped to his own world, disconnected from workplace clatter, the fresh cha, the noise, the arguments, the stress, the pride, the remorse, the sense of failure and momentary ease, I find myself wondering whether life is a worthy price to pay for passion. To me, the answer is “yes”.

  • The promise beyond tragedy

    A critical examination of our trade balance with Japan brings in a few interesting statistics. While the Japanese import of apparel had shrunk to JPY 2,910 billion in 2016, Bangladesh remained amongst the top four exporting countries.

  • Truth hurts, doesn't it?

    These days, one has to keep all the “right” answers ready for questions one has no answers to.

  • A platform of trust

    When I hear hardened words from trade union leaders, instead of critiquing, I try and reason, and pose a critical question to myself and most of my more self-aware colleagues: Do they sound the way they sound because of their years of dissatisfaction or disappointment? Perhaps.

  • Proof of Hope

    Like me, many haven't lost faith in adult education yet. In fact, I just read about a 74-year old PhD scholar. The oldest doctoral graduate of Sichuan University conducted his doctoral dissertation defence at the age of 74.

  • Speak no evil

    Early morning tweets are something I wake up to and they form the structure of my day. Most news items shape the next 16 hours.

  • Leaks and Lessons

    Too many leaks are happening these days. White House staffers have been leaking information.

  • “Providing” for the “Protected”

    I am so glad that children of powerful people are not being able to get away with rape.”

  • Circle of Trust

    Very often, we walk away from our losses and just expect to recover. Well, we don't. Memories last forever, especially if they are torturous in nature and form. The best way is to work around the pain and address it the way we ought to.