Opinion

March 7, 2019
March 7, 2019

'There's an attack on all forms of intelligence' - Arundhati Roy

"Ultimately, in the long run, whether we win or lose, we are not going to be on their side. So we might as well do what we have to do as well as we can."

March 6, 2019
March 6, 2019

Student movements and the culture of dissent

After a long and agonising wait, we are finally going to witness the election of Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) on March 11.

March 3, 2019
March 3, 2019

A 'new normal'?

In its 48th year, Bangladesh faces a new existential question to ponder. What now passes as “normal”?

February 23, 2019
February 23, 2019

No, Chawkbazar fire won't be our 'wakeup call'

Yet another tragedy has struck Bangladesh. Suddenly, everyone has woken up to the danger of chemical factories in Old Dhaka which this daily, along with other newspapers,

February 14, 2019
February 14, 2019

Rivers need more than a legal status

Rivers are no longer just rivers bound only by the laws of nature. The High Court has recently given a verdict awarding the status of “living entities” to the country's rivers in a bid to...

February 10, 2019
February 10, 2019

An Urbanism for Dhaka

A city is not mere buildings, streets and spaces; it is a theatre of social actions. And it is in that theatre, according to the American urbanist Lewis Mumford, that “man's more purposive...

February 2, 2019
February 2, 2019

The sins of our daughters

Who among us, if we were parents of a daughter, would not want to protect her from the perils of our world? Who among us does not

January 27, 2019
January 27, 2019

Pratik's death and irregularities in the university recruitment process

The recent case of suicide of Taifur Rahman Pratik, a student of Genetics Engineering and Biotechnology Department at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), because of the alleged...

January 23, 2019
January 23, 2019

Loan default increases because of bad management

The new finance minister, Mustafa Kamal, has vowed to address the longstanding concerns regarding increasing non-performing loans in banks. Khondkar Ibrahim Khaled, a noted banker and former deputy...

January 16, 2019
January 16, 2019

'Real journalists act as agents of people, not power'

John Pilger, as foreign correspondent, covered Bangladesh's Liberation War. His front-page report 'Death of a Nation' alerted the world to the life-and-death struggle of the Bengali...