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Free and fair elections: A far-fetched dream or a possible reality?

The issue this country faces is not a lack of active political participation; people want to vote.

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Demographic dividend: How do we include more youth into Bangladesh's economy?

For Bangladesh, the window of achieving demographic dividend will close around 2040.

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Why must the public bear the burden of power sector subsidies?

Speaking to us about this issue is Anu Muhammad, professor of economics at Jahangirnagar University. 

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Dating apps in Bangladesh: Have they changed the game of love?

Bangladesh has around 6.8 million dating app users, and can expect significant market growth in the next five years. 

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Cry, O beloved country

Under the leadership of Sheikh Mujib, the inevitable historical change was successfully completed.

How Salman Rushdie’s ‘Midnight’s Children’ changed my life

Metaphors have never made more sense to me than when these two swapped but intertwined lives personified India and Pakistan, the two newborn countries, whose births were marked by blood, pain and trauma.

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Free and fair elections: A far-fetched dream or a possible reality?

The issue this country faces is not a lack of active political participation; people want to vote.

August 17, 2022
August 17, 2022

Demographic dividend: How do we include more youth into Bangladesh's economy?

For Bangladesh, the window of achieving demographic dividend will close around 2040.

August 17, 2022
August 17, 2022

Has Modi sounded the 2024 poll bugle?

The Indian prime minister left little doubt that corruption would be one of the mainstays of his campaign against his political rivals in the run-up to the 2024 general election.

August 17, 2022
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Why must the public bear the burden of power sector subsidies?

Speaking to us about this issue is Anu Muhammad, professor of economics at Jahangirnagar University. 

August 17, 2022
August 17, 2022

How to get away with murder

The authorities can’t escape liability for deaths at BRT site by blaming the contractors

August 16, 2022
August 16, 2022

What have we done with our strategic assets?

Strategic assets are those that demand attention from the highest levels of the state.

August 16, 2022
August 16, 2022

Bangladesh’s sour-debt conundrum

Is the central bank enabling loan defaulters with its policies?

August 16, 2022
August 16, 2022

Is the UNFCCC still relevant?

COP27 will be the first COP in the new era of climate change.

August 16, 2022
August 16, 2022

How has rural Bangladesh transformed in the last 20 years?

Ever since the 1980s-90s, our typical perception of a rural village has been changing.

August 15, 2022
August 15, 2022

Will EC dialogues ever be more than just glorified tea parties?

When a political party in Bangladesh decides to have a dialogue with the Election Commission (EC), what do they expect?