democracy

November 10, 2022
November 10, 2022

Remember what Noor Hossain died for

It is imperative that we pay respect to him but what we need to recall is what was written on his bare chest and back, writes Ali Riaz.

November 7, 2022
November 7, 2022

Hollow democracies make the most noise

Probably on account of my last two articles on Covid and dengue, someone thought I was a doctor.

November 1, 2022
November 1, 2022

Economic and political reforms must go hand in hand

All our institutions are crumbling because of politicisation, inefficiencies, and corruption.

October 24, 2022
October 24, 2022

Is BNP emerging as a worthy opposition?

Recent mass gatherings mobilised by BNP signal a change in their strategy

October 11, 2022
October 11, 2022

The shocking contempt of the EC by civil servants

The rude disobedience shown by the field-level administrators – deputy commissioners (DCs) and superintendents of police (SPs) – to the current Election Commission (EC) has once again shown us what’s wrong at the core of our election management mechanism.

October 5, 2022
October 5, 2022

Russia, Iran, and the Perils of Post-Autocracy

While these regimes have no real future, there is no clear and institutionally viable alternative to replace them.

September 11, 2022
September 11, 2022

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.

September 9, 2022
September 9, 2022
August 27, 2022
August 27, 2022

Only the guilty need indemnity laws

The national energy crisis is a direct result of the corruption and nepotism encouraged by the indemnity law.

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

UN rights chief’s visit: Conflicting expectations and a hope for positive change

UN human rights chief's visit to Dhaka revealed contrasting expectations on the part of the government and rights groups.