Opinion

October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018

Japan's soft power - A Midas touch in waiting!

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had kept up his sleeves a unique treat for his guest, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on his visit to Tel Aviv in May of the current year.

October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018

Of dissent and critique

Getting rid of a high-profile dissenter of any powerful government is almost invariably “surrounded by mysterious circumstances.” The reported murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a...

October 5, 2018
October 5, 2018

Digital Security Act - For trust-based pragmatism

Democracy and free press are inseparable concepts, so the renewed fervour we notice to the “debate” over the mutually complementary issues should be welcomed.

September 28, 2018
September 28, 2018

Our women migrant workers must be protected

Try as we might to reconcile the two trends in Bangladesh's development story, one consistently positive and the other indicative of a lack of distributive justice, we may fail to make the...

September 21, 2018
September 21, 2018

One Belt, One Road: We must secure our interest

The ancient Silk Road, of which the Belt and Road Initiative is a gigantic new avatar, dates back to the Chinese Han Dynasty's westward expansion more than 2100 years ago.

September 14, 2018
September 14, 2018

Pondering over the election

Do we see any spring on the feet of politicians of all hues in anticipation of the approaching general election? Not quite because the deck is yet to be cleared for a credible election, a far cry...

September 7, 2018
September 7, 2018

Honing policy on Rohingya issue

In the past we have been painfully aware of the interminable waves of persecution of Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar and the consequent foisting of an increasing refugee burden...

August 31, 2018
August 31, 2018

Managing traffic: A road to nowhere!

Not even a month has passed since the eye-opening teenagers' agitation for road safety, here we are today quizzed by an unpalatable question: Are we more accident-prone now than we were before...

August 17, 2018
August 17, 2018

Not exactly Turkish delight!

Tit-for-tat goes on between the US and Turkey with surprising frequency and fury. Ankara has declared a “boycott” of all electronic goods from the US. This is in retaliation—of a narrower...

August 11, 2018
August 11, 2018

Child is the father of man

This is entitled not to a freaky triumphalism but to a celebration of human compassion for the collective risk to lives on roads. This found a powerful utterance and demonstration through our...