2d ago| Opinion

Free our universities of suppression and violence

It is a matter of common sense that a university is supposed to create space and opportunities to generate knowledge, open up scopes for creative ideas and thinking, invite questions against the...

Envisioning Governance 4.0

In 2022, the Covid-19 pandemic and the myriad crises it spawned may finally start to recede.

2d ago| A Closer Look

We must nurture a pluralistic culture

On January 12, 2022, the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) of Dhaka University should have been swaying to the soulful melodies of Qawwali.

3d ago| Opinion

The High Court said they were Bangladeshis

The members of camp-dwelling Urdu-speaking community (CDUSC) are both baffled and dismayed over a series of recent decisions by the Bangladesh government.

4d ago| MACRO MIRROR

Financing the economic growth of Bangladesh

After a downturn due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Bangladesh’s economy has been trying to get back on track and has succeeded in some cases.

4d ago| Opinion

Is our generation ready for future challenges?

History is filled with the tales of struggles against oppressors, and to a neutral observer, Bangladesh’s momentous victory against Pakistan in 1971 may be viewed with no particular proclivity.

5d ago| Opinion

The path to development is riddled with challenges

As we continue to celebrate 50 years of Bangladesh’s independence, there is a need for an elaborate discussion about the development challenges we are about to face in the days to come. Bangladesh...

6d ago| Opinion

RTI can contribute to government accountability

Efforts to limit the ruler’s authority over the ruled is as old as human history. It is a subject that has occupied the minds of social thinkers and philosophers of all major civilisations since...

6d ago| Opinion

Poll amid pandemic: Voting right vs human life

On January 8, 2022, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the schedule of fresh assembly elections in five Indian states—Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa,

1w ago| Opinion

Not just law, we need social change to end corporal punishment

Corporal punishment is defined as any punishment in which physical force is used with the intent to cause some degree of pain or discomfort, however light.

1w ago| Opinion

How to design an emergency care system

Developing an understanding of emergency care may seem like a daunting task—especially if, like in Bangladesh, there is no working system in place.

1w ago| Opinion

Who still cares about GDP?

Many years ago, a colleague at the United Nations invited me to watch a video of Marilyn Waring, an MP and economist from New Zealand, talking about economics.

1w ago| Opinion

2021 gives us reasons to hope for climate justice

Climate crisis aside, 2021 will be remembered with anguish and misery around the world due to the Covid-19 storms.

1w ago| MACRO MIRROR

Is our health system ready to face Omicron?

The emergence of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus reminds us how uncertain the world has become.

1w ago| RMG NOTES

Clouds lift as RMG makers bounce back

In the spring of 2020, when the whole planet appeared to be going into lockdown and major fashion retailers were collectively cancelling billions of dollars’ worth of garment orders, it was...

January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022

We need affordable transport, not affordable fuel

With the price of basic necessities going up yet again, it is no surprise that people are campaigning for a reduction in fuel price. Fuel is, after all, related to the price of transport, food, and...

January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022

The consistent chaos that is Dhaka airport

Airports are the most fascinating places in the world. This forced congregation of total strangers from all corners of the world, rushing off to destinations as exotic as Zanzibar or Casablanca—isn...

January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022

Column by Mahfuz Anam: We needed a law for EC formation, we’re getting one for Search Committee

What waited for nearly 50 years is now being implemented with super speed.

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

Forge ahead with confidence and fortitude to jointly create a better post-Covid world

In two weeks’ time, China will celebrate the advent of spring in the lunar new year, the Year of the Tiger.

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

The ‘crossfire’ controversy

The piece “No ‘crossfire’ deaths since US sanctions” published in this newspaper on January 11 will definitely engage all thinking minds, especially those entrusted with the maintenance of law and...

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

Our youth are craving opportunities

In a first-of-its-kind study, the Economic Relations Division (ERD) under the finance ministry found that around 1.6 million young people lost their jobs and about 20 million youths faced income...

January 19, 2022
January 19, 2022

Tackling the climate crisis needs daily actions

We are living in the era of impacts by human-induced climate change, which requires actions by everyone on the planet every single day if we are going to reach the goals set to tackle the climate...

January 19, 2022
January 19, 2022

We must nurture a pluralistic culture

On January 12, 2022, the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) of Dhaka University should have been swaying to the soulful melodies of Qawwali.

January 19, 2022
January 19, 2022

Envisioning Governance 4.0

In 2022, the Covid-19 pandemic and the myriad crises it spawned may finally start to recede.

January 19, 2022
January 19, 2022

Free our universities of suppression and violence

It is a matter of common sense that a university is supposed to create space and opportunities to generate knowledge, open up scopes for creative ideas and thinking, invite questions against the...