18h ago| Opinion

Are we headed towards another dengue crisis?

Against all odds (read: the non-existent movement restrictions and the maintenance of health safety guidelines almost becoming a practice-as-you-please thing), it seems the rate of Covid-19...

Will the BRICS ever grow up?

Having created the BRIC acronym to capture the collective potential of Brazil, Russia, India, and China to influence the world economy, I now must ask a rather awkward question: When is that...

18h ago| Opinion

A by-poll like no other

Discretion is the better part of valour, but not quite when it comes to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

3d ago| Opinion

Why Bangladesh needs agricultural microinsurance

Bangladesh needs to adopt policies to promote agricultural microinsurance for small farmers. Small farmers are the backbone of the rural areas, where two-thirds of the population of Bangladesh live.

3d ago| Opinion

Can the UN play a central role in reshaping Afghanistan’s future?

As the world debates on the ways to deal with the serious challenges faced on multiple fronts after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, one issue that has received much less attention than the...

4d ago| Opinion

How the UN efforts began in a war-ravaged country

Today marks the 47th anniversary of Bangladesh becoming a member of the United Nations, so it’s an opportune moment to take a look at the UN operations in the early days of independent Bangladesh.

September 21, 2021
September 21, 2021

China’s strategic interests in post-US Afghanistan

After the complete withdrawal of the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces from Afghanistan last month, the Taliban took over the country for the second time.

September 21, 2021
September 21, 2021

A by-poll like no other

Discretion is the better part of valour, but not quite when it comes to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

September 21, 2021
September 21, 2021

Will the BRICS ever grow up?

Having created the BRIC acronym to capture the collective potential of Brazil, Russia, India, and China to influence the world economy, I now must ask a rather awkward question: When is that...

September 21, 2021
September 21, 2021

Are we headed towards another dengue crisis?

Against all odds (read: the non-existent movement restrictions and the maintenance of health safety guidelines almost becoming a practice-as-you-please thing), it seems the rate of Covid-19...

September 20, 2021
September 20, 2021

As war keeps poisoning humanity, organising continues to be the antidote

Earlier this month, the US corporate media continued a 20-year repetition compulsion to evade the central role of the US in causing vast carnage and misery due to the so-called War on Terror. But...

September 20, 2021
September 20, 2021

A case for regulatory oversight of online apparel retailers

As a clothing manufacturer, there are a great many legal and regulatory hoops I must jump through in order to remain in operation without falling foul of the law.

September 20, 2021
September 20, 2021

What Covid-19 revealed about hunger

In South Africa, many people struggle to access sufficient quantities of healthy food. Because their diets are high in processed foods, refined starch, sugar, and fat, they face a double burden of...

September 20, 2021
September 20, 2021

Are you sure you’re not suffering from unconscious bias?

My business partner and the co-founder of the company is female. She is every bit my equal in the company and in the design of the products and services we are rolling out.

September 19, 2021
September 19, 2021

The multi-dimensional challenges of resuscitating the Afghan economy

The USA observed the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on September 11, 2021, on the same day the Taliban raised its white flag on the Presidential Palace in Kabul to celebrate their victory.

September 19, 2021
September 19, 2021

Green jobs and green energy

How long does the world have until climate change irreversibly changes our planet for the worse?