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April 29, 2018
April 29, 2018

Why abolishing the quota system is necessary

While the prime minister's statement on quota abolition in public services has prevented a volcano from erupting, many are shedding crocodile tears to keep the unfair quota system with some temporary treatments; and so the call for reform continues.

April 22, 2018
April 22, 2018

No negative reporting, please!

Matern-al uncle, or mama, is an affectionate character in the lives of Bengalis. A typical mama is expected to indulge every whim of his nephews and nieces.

April 16, 2018
April 16, 2018

How about reforming the viva system next?

There aren't many moments in my life as an ordinary writer where my writings on banning the quota system have gone in vain. I had come to my workplace in the morning and finished the piece in three hours.

April 2, 2018
April 2, 2018

What does sliding into 'autocracy' really mean?

When I was a village boy, I learned from one of my grandparents that if I ever see a black cat, I shouldn't leave home to begin a journey for an auspicious cause. Later I realised that black cats are commonly visible in all villages and they come out of their dens particularly in the morning when most journeys are begun.

March 18, 2018
March 18, 2018

A journey by bus from Dhaka to Nalitabari

Shouldn't people derive delight from travelling? Then why is it such a nightmare for people who use public transport in Bangladesh? My short story of a journey by bus from Dhaka to Nalitabari may give readers a glimpse of why.

March 4, 2018
March 4, 2018

Central bank's cry for help

As a Bengali saying goes, “Don't dig a canal to let the crocodile enter.” Never has this been more fitting than now for Bangladesh Bank (BB) that is voluntarily inviting the interference of the Ministry of Finance (MoF) into all banking affairs, severely damaging the image of a fairly independent central bank.

February 26, 2018
February 26, 2018

Consequences of wrong economics

Martin Luther King once said that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

February 11, 2018
February 11, 2018

Inflation phobia of central bank hampers growth

The latest monetary policy testifies that the central bank is behaving like the Germans who once regarded inflation as more dangerous than a bomb.

January 14, 2018
January 14, 2018

Taking banks further away from the public

When I, along with another colleague of mine, went to Philadelphia to interview jobseekers, the findings of one interviewee's dissertation reminded me of something: the recent news on bank directors in Bangladesh.

January 7, 2018
January 7, 2018

How early nominations can help the economy

We can reduce this kind of political setback on the economy only by channelling the political exuberance in a positive way. Whatever control the election commission brings on the size of the spending by candidates, the political nominees will spend the most anyway.