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February 2, 2017
February 2, 2017

Of black excellence and Serena

The private tennis clubs in the US remained off limits to minorities well into the second half of the twentieth century. Her distinction thus comes with the ability to imagine herself achieving a new kind of history for all of us.

January 26, 2017
January 26, 2017

Agriculture on steroids

At the same time, a large number of farmers are overusing pesticides and chemical fertilisers, creating environmental and health hazards.

January 12, 2017
January 12, 2017

A lexicon for ugliness

Every society has its articles of faith. The strength of a society depends on the extent to which its articles of faith match the realities

January 5, 2017
January 5, 2017

Will women change the world economy?

About eight years ago when the financial crisis hit Iceland, a tiny island with a population of 320,000, most Icelanders found themselves in serious financial tribulations.

December 27, 2016
December 27, 2016

A special birthday gift

A state of numbing grief to the point of being lost is what Anwara Syed Haq seems to be in as I meet her at her residence.

December 15, 2016
December 15, 2016

Challenges before the new UN chief

Antonio Guterres became the next Secretary-General of the United Nations on Monday when relations between the US and Russia are probably at their grumpiest since the end of the Cold War, nationalist movements are on the rise around the world and amid what he called a loss of confidence in institutions, including the one he will take over in January.

November 20, 2016
November 20, 2016

The terror on our roads

Idon't believe Bangladeshis are genetically bad drivers. The same Bangladeshi driver who drives on our highways as if his wife was giving birth to their first child in the back seat of a car will drive like a saint in any city in the United States.

November 17, 2016
November 17, 2016

Funny Money

All black money is not held in cash. It may be in foreign bank accounts. And all cash is not black money. Many legitimate businesses deal with large amounts of cash. Petrol pumps, restaurants, textile merchants and jewellers often have large cash holdings by the end of the day with many customers paying in cash.

November 10, 2016
November 10, 2016

TRUMP WINS: America gazed long into an abyss and the abyss is now gazing back into it

Now that the sickening charade of his campaign is over, it is a good time to ask what exactly he would be like as the President of the United States. Will his presidency be like his campaign?

October 27, 2016
October 27, 2016

Who needs science?

How many of us cared about who got the Nobel Prize in Physics and Chemistry earlier this month and for what? What kind of coverage did it get from the media?