Opinion

December 22, 2020
December 22, 2020

A sad day for RAOWA

The Department of Social Welfare (DSW) vide their letter of December 14, 2020, “temporarily dismissed” the Executive Committee (EC) of the Retired Armed Forces Officers’ Welfare Association (RAOWA)...

December 10, 2020
December 10, 2020

Why can’t Iran have its own Samson Option?

It is now officially known that Israel carried out the targeted killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

November 23, 2020
November 23, 2020

A tale of two elections

Gokahle’s tribute, “What Bengal thinks today, India will think tomorrow”, reflected the leading role that Bengal was taking in the anti-British movement.

November 11, 2020
November 11, 2020

Yasser Arafat: Modern era’s Saladin

The west saw him as a terrorist; to the rest of the world he was an intrepid warrior trying relentlessly to right the wrong his nation was done in 1948.

November 9, 2020
November 9, 2020

Can Biden restore America’s lost soul?

The 2020 US Presidential election has been perhaps the most closely contested election that came down to the wire.

November 1, 2020
November 1, 2020

BECA, the Indo-Pacific bandwagon and Bangladesh

Lenin once said that “there are decades where nothing happens and weeks where decades happen.

September 19, 2020
September 19, 2020

Caught between the humble onion and regal Hilsa

I’m told that there is only one vegetable that can make people cry. And this tubular vegetable is making almost an entire nation cry, except those unscrupulous traders who shut the doors of their...

September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020

What is the health of our Republic?

It is just as well that we are kept reminding by the UN on this very day since 2007 of the values of democracy and its importance in our life through the observance of the International Day of...

September 9, 2020
September 9, 2020

How goes the Sinha killing inquiry?

One would like to know more than what one has come by so far about the killing of Major Sinha. There were two ongoing investigations of the murder—a rare thing—and the report from one, instituted...

August 29, 2020
August 29, 2020

The ‘legacy’ of crossfire

Bangladesh has inherited many legacies by virtue of its long history as a constituent of a larger geographical entity, of which it was a part till not very long ago.