5h ago| Views

75 years of Partition: A young boy's loss

I belong to a generation that was overtaken by the pestilence called Partition.

On free speech and Milton’s 'Areopagitica'

Milton shows how the erroneous use of censorship laws have hindered progress even in the quest for scientific truth.

7h ago| Editorial

Are bureaucrats a class above the rest?

They should be reminded that they are meant to serve the public

Toward Ladyland: On the life and work of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Her 1903 piece “Alonkar na badge of slavery” marked the start of Rokeya’s explicitly feminist writing.


COLUMN BY MAHFUZ ANAM: A competition of errors

Is our government so weak that a proposed public meeting threatens it?

1d ago| Views

Salvage the banking sector, unmask the kingpins

As a result of the game of secrecy of the real beneficiaries, those involved in banking sector corruption and money laundering have hardly been brought to justice.

1d ago| Editorial

Pursuit of peace through violence?

Government must avoid the path of confrontation, allow BNP to exercise its constitutional rights

1d ago| Editorial

Fix our current account deficit

Reevaluating economic policies and practices is the need of the hour

2d ago| Editorial

Why this relentless assault on BNP?

Government must respect its freedom of assembly, and stop creating obstacles

5d ago| In Focus

After the Storm

Hafiz Uddin Ahmad leafed through the stack of day-old newspapers in the officer’s mess, scanning headlines in Bengali, English, and Urdu.

1w ago| In Focus

Chronicling the other Bengal

Writers are drawn to the bleakest of places, Arundhati Roy once said, the way vultures are drawn to kills. I didn’t know the full import of the statement until I began to work on my book,

2w ago| In Focus

Probashi: Histories of the Bangladesh diaspora

The term diaspora originates from the ancient Greek dia speiro meaning a scattering of seeds.