Tanzim Hasan Sakib is the victim of a sexist culture

Tanzim – who said in a post that men marrying women who are used to “free-mixing at addas” would be depriving their children of a “modest” mother – is a victim of the toxic masculinity prevalent in his surroundings.

5d ago

Are we normalising the humiliation of teachers?

It is a universal value that teachers must be respected; it is the basic premise of learning. It is objectionable because someone has the audacity to ask something so contrary to any civilised society’s value system.

3w ago

Dhaka’s ugly, ruthless side

The story would resonate with many young couples starting out in this ruthless city, where what you earn is nowhere near what you spend, just for the bare minimum.

Cambodia elections / The old political playbook needs a major upgrade

One would be wise to throw away the old playbook and get tips from democracies that provide leaders with the greatest power of all: the true mandate of the people

How to deal with compulsive dodgers

There are those among us who take the game of bluffing as a sport or an art form.

The global conspiracy – against women

Clearly, deep-rooted biases and stereotypes are at play.

SATIRE / This election year, why not opt for rose-tinted glasses?

Journalists are a bitter lot and are out to be killjoys of any party, especially the ruling one.

Why we can’t get enough of aliens

In the US, an alien is not just an extraterrestrial; it could simply mean someone from a foreign country.

Age IS a number – get over it

It’s always a bit of a jolt when one is reminded of one’s age.

Leaders, beware of sycophants

Being surrounded by sycophants is an occupational hazard for anyone who has some form of power.

How did Sultana Jasmine die?

Sultana’s death only re-emphasises just how helpless we are at the hands of law enforcement members.

Dhaka airport: A tale of grime and punishment

Be it uncleanliness, chaotic immigration lines, or unnecessary drama at baggage claim - our Dhaka airport has a lot to offer.

Well done, BCL sisters!

When it comes to the BCL, ordinary laws do not apply as they are not "ordinary" people.

Are we becoming a selfish, uncaring society?

Shemi’s ordeal proves that the ridiculously glamourised notion of the family being the guaranteed support system in drama series and films is grossly overstated.

The ‘War on Trees’ is winning

Unlike the “War on Terror,” a script written and executed by US President George W Bush, the “War on Trees” has been far more successful.

To catch a plagiarist

If the language is too flawless and the writer unknown, if the nit-picking editor cannot put a single mark on the script, chances are that it is too good to be true.

Can AI solve the insanity of Dhaka’s traffic?

Before jumping into the realm of artificial intelligence, we should start with some old-fashioned “common sense”

In the game of big bucks, don’t be small fry

If you are ready to launder ill-gotten wealth, make sure it is in the thousands of crores – a few hundred crores is embarrassingly measly in this game of big bucks.