Opinion

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.

August 16, 2020
August 16, 2020

Who will guard the guards?

There is a common refrain amongst the public circle whether things would have moved with the speed that it has in the case of Major Sinha, were it not for the fact that he was a military officer.

August 8, 2020
August 8, 2020

The “Frankenstein” and the new world order

It is not often that one hears the putative lone superpower ruefully ventilating its frustrations in public.

August 6, 2020
August 6, 2020

I weep for Sinha

Perhaps this was one murder too many by the police. Sinha’s is yet another name added to the long list of victims of the law enforcing agencies, killed in gross violation of all norms of law.

July 26, 2020
July 26, 2020

There is indeed something ‘rotten in the state of Denmark’

We knew that our system was plagued with moral and systemic corruption, but we couldn’t imagine that it was this bad, and were it not for Covid-19, much of the muck that has surfaced in the last...