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December 2, 2016
December 2, 2016

Fidel Castro: The revolutionary outlived his revolution

A tyrant to some and a liberator to others, Fidel Castro of Cuba died on November 25, a decade shy of a century.

November 25, 2016
November 25, 2016

Two sides of the reversible popular choice

Thirty years after his death in Hawaii, ousted Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos got a hero's burial in Manila last Friday.

November 18, 2016
November 18, 2016

Let's not blame it on bigotry alone

If premeditated murders aren't accidental deaths, and if planned meetings aren't chance encounters, then the attacks on the minorities in Gobindaganj, Nasirnagar and Ramu aren't hate crimes.

November 11, 2016
November 11, 2016

Donald Trump's victory is a dent in democracy

As much as the world has been shocked by the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States of America, an aftershock of that earthquake is beginning to set in as we ask ourselves what happened to the hordes of pollsters, analysts and pundits who had predicted otherwise.

November 4, 2016
November 4, 2016

Two mayors, Don Quixote and the windmills

One of the insipid ironies of Dhaka City is that double mayors haven't solved a single problem.

October 28, 2016
October 28, 2016

A hypothesis test for the future of democracy

In eleven days from today, either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is going to be elected the 45th president of the United States. But, for the first time in the American history, a cloud of uncertainty is hanging over the election night since Donald Trump said he would accept the election results only if he won.

October 21, 2016
October 21, 2016

Isolation of Pakistan will not isolate terror

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has labelled Pakistan as a “mother ship of terrorism” at a summit of the BRIC nations held in the

October 15, 2016
October 15, 2016

Humanity's abandoned house

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked a seminal question in the parliament on October 6, a question that sublimated the anxiety bubbling inside every sensible heart in this country.

October 7, 2016
October 7, 2016

Development without democracy isn't a happy solution

Persistent indigestion may point to the cancer of esophagus, throat or stomach. This prognosis is a sufficient hint for the wise to understand why development without democracy isn't good for a nation.

September 30, 2016
September 30, 2016

The critical connection between love and marriage

Fire leaves behind ashes, rain leaves behind stains, and wind leaves behind fallen leaves, but what does love leave in its wake? Some