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April 2, 2022
April 2, 2022

In a world dominated by images

The “Oscar Slap” has created a virtual cottage industry that profits from processing a particular on-stage action that took place during the 94th Academy Awards-giving gala on March 27.

March 26, 2022
March 26, 2022

Fragmented thoughts on Independence Day

When was the last time you looked at the face of the rickshaw-puller who gave you a ride? Or the guard who opened the door for you at a mall?

March 12, 2022
March 12, 2022

Do we need semesters?

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all its affiliates to implement the semester system by July 1.

March 7, 2022
March 7, 2022

Historic March 7: Setting a nation on the march

It is common for modern day leaders to use teleprompters, in which words are projected onto transparent beam-splitter mirrors, making their speeches appear impromptu and spontaneous.

March 5, 2022
March 5, 2022

Book Fair: An Affair to Remember

“The Book (Le Livre)” was an ambitious project of the 19th century French poet Stephane Mallarme.

February 26, 2022
February 26, 2022

Save us from the brunt of price hikes

There was a time, not long ago, when Bangla news editors would use the phrase “like the price of water” to connote the low cost of an item.

February 19, 2022
February 19, 2022

Farewell VC, Welcome CEO

A colleague teaching abroad recently called to ask, “What’s the minimum criteria for becoming a vice-chancellor in Bangladesh?

February 5, 2022
February 5, 2022

Want to save our nation’s future? Reopen schools.

Let’s admit it: the time for debate on school reopening is over. It’s time to stop treating education as an afterthought, as if it’s not a priority.

January 29, 2022
January 29, 2022

This week in black and white

The mystery of nine dead zebras over a period of three weeks at the Bangabandhu Safari Park in Gazipur has been solved. Experts identified bacterial infections and infighting during the mating season as the causes of death of those striped animals.

January 22, 2022
January 22, 2022

The chaos in SUST demands change in the system

Can the flapping of a butterfly’s wings here cause a storm elsewhere?