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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.