Opinion

January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022

Column by Mahfuz Anam: We needed a law for EC formation, we’re getting one for Search Committee

What waited for nearly 50 years is now being implemented with super speed.

January 7, 2022
January 7, 2022

Column by Mahfuz Anam: What are our president’s powers?

The question in the title of this column was triggered by a press comment following our president’s dialogue with National Awami Party (NAP) leaders, published on December 27, 2021.

December 24, 2021
December 24, 2021

Column by Mahfuz Anam: A convenience that is killing us

Using plastic is very convenient. But now it is posing a threat to our healthy living.

December 17, 2021
December 17, 2021

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Golden Jubilee Celebration - Media’s role and the diplomatic challenges in 1971

The mood of the moment is overwhelmingly celebratory. And why not? Not only are we observing 50 years of our independence, but we are doing so with a new sense of pride, accomplishment and, most importantly, confidence—confidence that we can face all the challenges that come our way.

December 3, 2021
December 3, 2021

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Our killer roads - Students have once again raised a vital issue

Just as we are making news as a role model of development, we are also attracting global attention as perhaps the only country in the world where school students need to demonstrate on the streets for days on end to demand road safety measures.

November 12, 2021
November 12, 2021

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Why is public convenience an alien concept for our decision-makers?

Starting from unannounced road blocks forcing commuters into hours of traffic congestion, to making important arterial roads off limits for visiting foreign guests, to cutting off gas and power for maintenance work without prior information, to unreasonable diversion of traffic for megaprojects, to frequent government price hikes of essentials—all are done without an iota of consideration for public convenience, leave alone rights.

November 5, 2021
November 5, 2021

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Our team at T20 World Cup - A metaphor of present-day Bangladesh politics

At the very start, I say with as much vehemence as I am capable of that a game is a game is a game.

October 29, 2021
October 29, 2021

Column by Mahfuz Anam: 50 years of journalism and the way forward

When we refer to our glorious period of journalism, we usually mean the pre-liberation period. Ironically, compared to today, the media was at its most rudimentary stage at that time.

October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Imbibing 1971 values in our post-liberation generation

Never on the soil of independent Bangladesh would anyone ever have to suffer because of his or her religion.

October 15, 2021
October 15, 2021

Column by Mahfuz Anam: History within Covers

The contribution of the Daily Ittefaq to the formation of our nationhood is well-known. Its editor-publisher, Tofazzal Hossain Manik Miah, remains an icon of journalism in this part of the world, and a source of inspiration and pride for those of us who have tried to follow in his footsteps.