Opinion

March 24, 2019
March 24, 2019

Death of the Ducsu Dream?

The March 11 election to Ducsu, or Dhaka University Central Students' Union, marks a moment in the history of student politics that is

March 12, 2019
March 12, 2019

Ducsu dreams dashed: Another symptom of the disease

What do you call those who just refuse to see the writing on the wall? Delusional fools or compulsive optimists? Perhaps we are a bit of both.

March 6, 2019
March 6, 2019

Make jute sector profitable: PM

Announcing incentives for the private sector to boost production and export of jute and jute goods, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina calls upon all concerned to take effective steps for making the jute...

March 2, 2019
March 2, 2019

On Democratic Socialism

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the 20th century's ideological contest seemed over. Capitalism had won and socialism

February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019

All cards laid on the table, what now for Dhaka North?

One more day and it's election time for the northern part of the capital city. Residents of the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will choose their mayor for the second time in four years...

February 24, 2019
February 24, 2019

The irony of an appointment

On February 18, while raising a supplementary question in parliament, Jatiya Party leader Fakhrul Imam offered a glimpse into two of

January 25, 2019
January 25, 2019

The burden of history and the role of intelligentsia

Since the day of the 11th parliamentary election, the people of Bangladesh have seen the rise of two diametrically opposite discourses:

January 9, 2019
January 9, 2019

Closing the gender gap in women's political empowerment

The World Economic Forum's “Global Gender Gap Report 2018”, published before the last general election in the country, has surprised many as it placed Bangladesh in the 5th position among 149...

January 4, 2019
January 4, 2019

Four takeaways from the 2018 election

The 11th parliamentary election of Bangladesh will go down in history as the election of simultaneously many firsts and many contrasts. Billed as the country's first “participatory” election...

January 2, 2019
January 2, 2019

A case of overkill

The Awami League and partners led by Sheikh Hasina won a stunning victory in the 11th parliamentary election on December 30 bagging over 95 percent of the seats. Is it a victory for the people also...