Recovering From Covid Reinventing Our Future

Recovering From Covid Reinventing Our Future

Maxwell equals Rohit's record of most T20I centuries

Big-hitting Glenn Maxwell slammed a 50-ball century as Australia raced to 241-4 in the second of three Twenty20 internationals against the West Indies in Adelaide on Sunday.

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Jamaica, NY: A slice of Bangladesh away from it

It was the summer of 2013, I was strolling along Jamaica’s Hillside Avenue and turning my neck every time I was hearing someone utter

2y ago

Bangladesh’s well-known haats

“Haat-baar” or the weekly/fortnightly bazaars aka market day are a concept enshrined in the fabric of traditional rural Bengal. In the olden times, artisans and traders of various wares would travel from one region to another,

2y ago

Food fusions Yummy or yucky?

Would you eat shorisha pizza? How about kalabhuna dumpling? Bolognese fuchka? Yes? No? Well that’s where the debate starts. First respectfully, then passionately, and then, in no time, things get out of hand!

2y ago

Country roads to home: 5 most scenic roads in Bangladesh

Talking about the beauty of the country is no easy feat, still we have tried to begin somewhere and our easiest bet were the roads that evoke a sense of beauty amongst those who love to call themselves travellers.

2y ago

Behind the glitz and glam of the Bangladeshi fashion industry

The allure of the fashion industry anywhere in the world is apparent, often giving out a fabricated feeling of certitude and hopefulness, when in reality there are thousands of obstacles living in ‘whispers.

2y ago

Sewing for the groom: Points to remember before ordering the perfect wedding sherwani

Designers across town will vouch for the fact that although festivities calm down at the end of winter, the proverbial ‘wedding season’ is now a yearlong phenomenon.

2y ago

Social media trials: Conflicting to the Legal Court Trial?

Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty— this is well-established in criminal law. According to this, the burden of proof lies on the prosecution,

2y ago

Community participation in disaster management

Bangladesh is undeniably the world’s most disaster-prone country. Recurring disasters demolish the economic resource base of the poor people and drain out the economic potential.

2y ago

How is shrinking media space affecting our democracy?

The media is often considered to be the fourth pillar of a democracy—while the other three pillars are the legislature, executive and judiciary.

2y ago

The future of renewable energy in Bangladesh

Renewable energy (RE) comprises of energy from the sun (directly), usually called solar, biomass, wind, tidal, geothermal and hydro.

2y ago

Bangladesh caught in the energy transition dilemma

Human society uses 10 times more energy today than it did in the early 20th century. While wood, coal and animal power dominated the energy scenario before the Second World War, the transition to oil and gas (hydrocarbon) started in the 1940s through 1970s.

2y ago

Conflict between economic development and environment

Advanced technology-based society emerged in the period following the industrial revolution in the mid-1700s. Several major factors distinguished this new form of society from the previous ones.

2y ago

Nature-based solutions to our societal challenges

As we enter the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic, the societal challenges we were fighting in the pre-Covid times all got worse over the past two years—be it extreme poverty, food and water crises, biodiversity loss, ecological degradation, or climatic change and associated disasters. But, can nature still be a part of tackling these challenges?

2y ago

Role of governance in mitigating the effects of climate change

Bangladesh is regarded globally as one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change impacts.

2y ago

Creating a productive workforce for tomorrow

One has to appreciate the fact that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman identified population boom as the “foremost national problem” for Bangladesh, even though the size of the population was 7.5 crore in the ‘70s. It amply indicates how farsighted he was in this case as we are burdened with a burgeoning population of over 16 crore today.

2y ago

Editor's Note

We are proud to present to you the fourth instalment of our five-part special supplement series. In this segment, we have focused on the issue of governance, and indeed good governance in particular, which is inherently tied to developing a prosperous and sustainable nation.

2y ago

Should development and democracy be at odds with each other?

The relationship between democracy and development is a much-discussed issue.

2y ago
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