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March 25, 2021
March 25, 2021

Opinion: Bad governance and starvation of people go together in Pakistan

About six years ago, when the foundation of the highly publicised game changer, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was laid, the people of Pakistan were sold a dream that the project would put them in the company of world’s prosperous people. But six years thence, the poor and middle class of the South Asian country are finding it more and more difficult to run their kitchens.

March 25, 2021
March 25, 2021

Reflections on Muktijuddho

Those who were born after Muktijuddho (Liberation War), to whom do they go, to fully realize its true spirit? To answer this, we can talk about the dusty books from the libraries, memoirs written by our ancestors, or the articles printed in newspapers.

March 12, 2021
March 12, 2021

The resilience of secularism in Bangladesh

The author is an international security studies analyst, and former consultant at National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) of India.

March 11, 2021
March 11, 2021

Mushtaq is my brother

I thought I would give this article the title “Kishore is my brother”. But I changed it to “Mushtaq is my brother”.

March 7, 2021
March 7, 2021

What makes the 7th March speech one of the best?

In 2017, UNESCO announced Bangabandhu’s March 7 speech as one of the most historic speeches in the world, worthy of being enlisted in the "Memory of the World Register”. The significance of the speech could not be clearer -- as a nation, Bangalees received a united purpose, a call-to-arms for self-determination, and a pledge to never surrender.

March 6, 2021
March 6, 2021

Joy Bangla Concert: where music enlivens history

"This time the struggle is for our freedom. This time the struggle is for our independence."

February 20, 2021
February 20, 2021

8th episode of Mujib Graphic Novel: Bangabandhu’s role in Language Movement couldn’t be better portrayed

Bangabandhu’s role in the 1952 Language Movement was not explored in detail before his unfinished memoir came to light decades after his assassination. And, it never came out so vividly before the graphic novel portrayed those stories.

February 14, 2021
February 14, 2021

EU training to Myanmar police on crowd control: what message does it send?

Posing as the protector of democracy, the Myanmar military accused Suu Kyi’s party of vote-rigging and irregularities. However, a big question remains on what stepping stones they laid to protect democracy.

February 6, 2021
February 6, 2021

Bangladeshi expatriates: death, burial and identity

One of the most tragic deaths from the Australian Bangladeshi community occurred in 2005. The victim was a young man named Faheem Bhuiyan.

January 31, 2021
January 31, 2021

‘How is your father?’

An account by photojournalist Kajol’s son.