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  • Sexual misconduct at the workplace and a culture of impunity

    Recently, Ms Pallavi Gogoi, the Chief Business Editor of National Public Radio, USA wrote a heart-rending but brave opinion piece in the Washington Post titled “As a Young Journalist in India, I was Raped by M.J. Akbar. Here is my Story.”

  • Silenced like lambs

    Most Asian governments have refrained from condemning the shocking torture and murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi. Why?

  • Why the RMG industry needs to invest in its workers

    The Bangladesh economy is growing at an extremely healthy rate. According to the latest figures form the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Bangladesh is expected to post a growth rate of 7.5 percent in 2018-19, and the ready-made garment industry will be a key engine driver behind that growth.

  • Arundhati's letter to Shahidul Alam

    Dear Shahidul, I believe the tide will turn. It will. It must. This foolish, shortsighted cruelty will give way to something kinder and more visionary. This particular malaise, this bout of ill-health that has engulfed our planet will pass.

  • Arundhati's letter to Shahidul Alam

    Dear Shahidul, I believe the tide will turn. It will. It must. This foolish, shortsighted cruelty will give way to something kinder and more visionary. This particular malaise, this bout of ill-health that has engulfed our planet will pass.

  • Asean needs to engage more on Rohingya issue

    The issue of over 700,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar who are currently taking shelter in neighbouring Bangladesh is undoubtedly one of the worst humanitarian crises of recent times.

  • The legacy of November 21, 1971

    Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had laid the foundation for the Liberation War. The revolt and the war began on the first hour of March 26 with the Eighth Battalion pioneering the revolt under Major Ziaur Rahman in the city of Chattogram.

  • Inequality undermines democracy

    Economic inequality—involving both income and wealth concentration—has risen in nearly all world regions since the 1980s.

  • Inequality undermines democracy

    Economic inequality—involving both income and wealth concentration—has risen in nearly all world regions since the 1980s.

  • Getting end-consumers of our apparels to care about ethical sourcing

    The readymade garment (RMG) sector of Bangladesh has made universally applauded advances in the fields of ethical and sustainable manufacturing practices, with huge investments being made in the sector to improve working conditions and environmental standards.

  • A stalled repatriation bid and some lessons for the future

    In mid-November, the world was watching with apprehension the unfolding drama surrounding the repatriation of the first batch of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

  • Too big, too fast, too dangerous

    Riding on a wave of newfound desire for individual expression and explosive technology catering to that desire, various social platforms barged into societies, first in the West, and now globally.

  • People must build smart communities

    People are talking industry 4.0 and 5.0, but in these efforts to build a smart digital environment, there is a serious lack of attention to those on the ground, or more accurately, to measures for improving the lives of the poor and destitute.

  • People must build smart communities

    People are talking industry 4.0 and 5.0, but in these efforts to build a smart digital environment, there is a serious lack of attention to those on the ground, or more accurately, to measures for improving the lives of the poor and destitute.

  • People must build smart communities

    People are talking industry 4.0 and 5.0, but in these efforts to build a smart digital environment, there is a serious lack of attention to those on the ground, or more accurately, to measures for improving the lives of the poor and destitute.

  • Time to look back at the bridges we've crossed

    Every year World AIDS Day is observed on December 1, established by the World Health Organization in 1988 to bring people together in the fight against HIV and raise awareness of the epidemic that shook the world.

  • Future Of Work - Yet An Evolving Territory

    What will be the nature of work in the future? This million-dollar question is being discussed in cafes, schools and workplaces around the world right now.

  • Can we do something about Dhaka's unbearable noise pollution?

    The alarmingly high level of noise pollution in Dhaka city calls for urgent attention of the authorities as well as the people at large.

  • Can we do something about Dhaka's unbearable noise pollution?

    The alarmingly high level of noise pollution in Dhaka city calls for urgent attention of the authorities as well as the people at large.

  • Mind over matter

    In Western cultures, which are obsessed with what is new, novel, innovative, and futuristic, being old is often perceived as a shortcoming, and the elderly in such cultures are often shown as irascible, depressed, decrepit, senile people who have lost their joie de vivre.

  • The coming of age of Rahul Gandhi

    He three most important takeaways of the Congress Party's victory in assembly elections in the heartland states of India are: (1) it has suddenly opened up the race for power in the parliamentary polls due in the first quarter of the New Year; (2) it has dramaticall

  • From Atlanta, with love

    It struck us like a bolt of lightning around the end of November.

  • Eclipse of the old order

    World War I broke out in August 1914. It raged for more than four years and came to an end in November 1918 when Germany was forced to declare an armistice.

  • Saving our girls from stalkers

    Having barely survived an attack by a group of stalkers on December 10, Lucky Ghosh fights for her life at a hospital in Manikganj, while her stalker Ashikuzzaman

  • Awaiting justice for the Boroitola mass killings

    The Pakistani occupation forces with the help of their local collaborators started their campaign of genocide and torture in a planned way from the beginning of 1971, with the aim of suppressing Bengali nationalism.

  • Bangladesh RMG: Gains and pains in 2018

    In the ready-made garment (RMG) sector, 2018 will in many ways be viewed as the end of an era. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, the North American-led initiative which has done so much to improve worker safety in garment export factories, will shortly end operations in Bangladesh.

  • The city is a letter that arrives late

    I have known for a long time that one does not go anywhere. It is the cities of the countries that come or do not come to you. Cities are fateful letters. They only arrive lost. They only arrive posthumously.”

  • COP24: All noise, no signals

    Climate change has become a political football in the last 20 years. The “un”-stable American genius once mocked climate change as a Chinese hoax.

  • A towering figure in child healthcare in Bangladesh

    In recent years, a series of studies by the United Nations and World Bank applauded Bangladesh's efforts in curbing child mortality. In Asia, among the least developed and middle-income countries...

  • Did colourism always exist in the Indian subcontinent?

    When talking about discrimination, usually the topic that is widely discussed and studied is racism or the practice of discrimination of people based on race. In the Indian subcontinent what is more widely popularised as a major socio-cultural practice and has profound implications, yet less talked about and even less studied is the topic of colourism.

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