Opinion

September 24, 2020
September 24, 2020

A criminal bucket list: having fools as bosses

Stories of corruption no longer produce the same shock they once did.

August 27, 2020
August 27, 2020

We must save the press before coronavirus sinks it

In April, British journalist and author Susie Boniface, in an article for Mirror Online, asked her readers to take a moment to imagine a world in which there is no journalism.

August 20, 2020
August 20, 2020

Legacy of Covid-19: The good, the bad and the messy

No, the pandemic is not over—far from it, actually, despite what the ministers might tell you—although at times it does feel like we’ve reached the end.

July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020

The Art of Being Tajuddin Ahmad

Nearly half a century after the 1971 War of Liberation, it is perhaps difficult to produce or come across startlingly original ideas about Tajuddin Ahmad.

July 21, 2020
July 21, 2020

The ministry of utmost disappointment

The call for defunding police in the US, after the death of George Floyd in police brutality, is one of the most striking messages coming out of what is perhaps the largest civil movement in US...

July 11, 2020
July 11, 2020

My father was an undocumented migrant worker. People like him don’t deserve your scorn

Not long ago, I was watching a webinar on the plight of returning migrant workers streamed live on Facebook by The Daily Star.

July 4, 2020
July 4, 2020

End of state-owned jute mills: why close when you can reform?

So it’s official now. The government is going to shut down all 25 state-owned jute mills operated by Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) and lay off about 25,000 workers involved with them.

June 25, 2020
June 25, 2020

How about leaving some space for ordinary patients?

In 1883, the American poet Emma Lazarus wrote a sonnet about the virtues of diversity and inclusion.

June 17, 2020
June 17, 2020

100 DAYS OF COVID-19: How did we fail so miserably in handling it?

“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” This comment by Vladimir Lenin, describing the Bolshevik revolution over 100 years ago, serves as an apt...

May 3, 2020
May 3, 2020

Blocking media access during Covid-19

Press freedom in Bangladesh has been in decline long before the coronavirus came to our shores.