Remembering a man with a magical touch

A globe-trotter, Kaiser Zaman, an organiser during Bangladesh’s Liberation War and a well-known humanitarian, passed away on June 19, 2023 in Dhaka, at the age of 78.

Remembering Dr Zahir, a revered jurist and constitutional expert

Dr Muhammad Zahir, the once well-revered jurist whose name has almost sunk into obscurity now, breathed his last on this day in 2013 in a hospital in Bangkok.

The man whose commitment to ethics was unbending

3rd death anniversary of Latifur Rahman

Nurul Islam: Celebrating the life of a freedom fighter

Nurul’s unique quality as a professional economist originated in the common sense and pragmatism which influenced his great faith in empirical work.

Remembering Zafrullah Chowdhury / Radical pragmatist, champion of women, public-health advocate

Like the dreaded knock, I was afraid that one of my friends would one day ask me to write something about him, a memorial.

Satyajit Ray: A director's gaze

He created two lasting popular characters in Bengali literature—the debonair detective Felu Da and the brilliant scientist Professor Shonku. The brilliance of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Isaac Asimov neatly packed into one creative mind that was Ray's.

Zafrullah: Tribute to a freedom fighter and revolutionary

Zafrullah believed that incremental change was not enough and that the social order itself needed to be changed.

Try and be someone like Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury

His departure is part of life’s natural course. But we have to hold steadfast to his ethics.

A torchbearer for women’s economic empowerment

Roki Apa, you will be missed, but your legacy of empowering women economically will live on.

Remembering my teacher Dr Jyotirmoy Guhathakurta

On the fateful night of March 25, 1971, Prof Jyotirmoy Guhathakurta was dragged out of his university flat and shot repeatedly on the back by the Pakistan Army.

Legends Never Die

We have lost not only a great man and a charismatic person, but also a real guardian and a visionary business leader.

Old soldiers never die

An acclaimed entrepreneur and banking legend is no more. Abdur Rouf Chowdhury, former chairman of Bank Asia and visionary of Rangs Group passed away around midday on February 18, 2023.

Abdur Rouf Chowdhury: Entrepreneur par excellence

Rouf bhai was one of the most creative entrepreneurs in the country, having founded many companies in very diverse fields

2nd Death Anniversary of Md Shafiqual Haque Choudhury: A Development Legend

He dedicated his entire life to the cause of the poor and to humanity.

Glimpses into the life of a social worker and homemaker

The lady I am writing about was a silent social worker and an ardent homemaker.

Akbar Ali Khan: A versatile scholar bureaucrat

Akbar Ali Khan is no more. His passing leaves a deep chasm in the intellectual firmament of Bangladesh.

Abul Mansur Ahmad saw the world for what it could be

As a visionary and an intellectual, Abul Mansur Ahmad was far ahead of his time.

Birth Centenary of Jahan Ara Rahman: An Inspiring Life

Jahan Ara dedicated her life to the promotion of girls’ education in Bangladesh