14h ago| Opinion

Workers treated as cogs in a system that only sees profit

“Thousands of garment workers yesterday returned to work in industrial belts in Dhaka and elsewhere amid the nationwide shutdown, raising fears of a rapid spread of the novel coronavirus…”—this was...

14h ago| Opinion

Stop diabetic retinopathy before it starts

With around 10 million diagnosed patients, Bangladesh remains at the forefront of the global diabetes epidemic, where one out of every ten adults is diabetic, according to 2017 data from the...

14h ago| Opinion

Think before posting about your children online

Social media is flooded with children’s photos, quotes and videos that are being posted by their parents.

3d ago| Opinion

What will the next phase of floating agriculture look like?

If we track the history of floating agriculture in Bangladesh, we may find six major phases. It is difficult to pinpoint when floating cultivation began in Bangladesh—the current reckoning goes up...

How to strengthen anti-poverty efforts

From 1990 to 2019, the number of people living in extreme poverty (according to the World Bank threshold of USD 1.90 per day) plummeted, from 1.9 billion to 648 million. Covid-19 has reversed much...

4d ago| Opinion

Euro 2020 and social resistance against racism in UK

The ongoing Tokyo Olympics is the latest sporting event where the trend of taking the knee by players has made its way in.

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Think before posting about your children online

Social media is flooded with children’s photos, quotes and videos that are being posted by their parents.

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Stop diabetic retinopathy before it starts

With around 10 million diagnosed patients, Bangladesh remains at the forefront of the global diabetes epidemic, where one out of every ten adults is diabetic, according to 2017 data from the...

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Workers treated as cogs in a system that only sees profit

“Thousands of garment workers yesterday returned to work in industrial belts in Dhaka and elsewhere amid the nationwide shutdown, raising fears of a rapid spread of the novel coronavirus…”—this was...

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

We need safety net for garment workers

After all the talk of “bouncing back better” in our industry during the past 18-months, we are still failing the people who make our clothes.

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

Is covid-19 vaccine safe for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers?

Pregnant women and lactating mothers have not been included in the Covid mass vaccination programme in Bangladesh since the beginning, and the rule is still in force.

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

Beware UN food systems summit trojan horse

Undoubtedly, the world needs to reform existing food systems to better serve humanity and sustainable development. But the United Nations World Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) must be consistent with...

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

Monetary policy during the pandemic

The world is passing through unusual times, with the Covid-19 pandemic forcing countries to adopt policies which would otherwise not be adopted.

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Online education and artificial intelligence

As we all know, Covid-19 struck Wuhan on New Year's Eve in 2019, and the city embraced total lockdown. Soon, the rest of China and the world followed. But what many don't know is Chinese...

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

A US-Russia deal on Afghanistan?

During their June 16 Geneva summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly offered US President Joe Biden the use of Russian military bases in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in order to coordinate...

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Rapid urbanisation and a rise in infectious diseases

Income growth leads to increased urbanisation, which due to higher concentration of the population in smaller geographical areas can cause higher rates of infectious diseases.