1d ago| Opinion

Heroes in the time of pandemic

Let us talk about the heroes of the pandemic. We want to remember those extraordinary men and women who have offered selfless services throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, knowing very well that they...

2d ago| Opinion

Michael Madhusudan Datta: Resistance, Rebellion, Rupture

Michael Madhusudan Datta (1824-1873) is widely regarded as the first modern Bangla poet. Well before Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976), Madhusudan is even reckoned as the first rebel poet in Bangla...

2d ago| Opinion

The prospects of Bangladesh-Russia cooperation

On January 25, 2022, the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Russian Federation celebrate a remarkable date: on this day 50 years ago, less than a year after the declaration of Bangladesh’s...

3d ago| Opinion

Mass Uprising Day: Dhaka 1969

In this essay, I offer a reading of the set of events now known as Gana Abhyutthan (Mass Uprising) by attending to Dhaka, the city.

3d ago| Opinion

International Day of Education: Are we doing enough to recover learning loss?

The main motto of this year’s Education Day is transforming education radically to reflect the changes occurring right now. It also advocates equity and democratic participation.

Why economic forecasting is now trickier than before

Bangladesh has some very difficult—and one could say unpredictable—times ahead in the coming years.

5d ago| Opinion

What can we expect from the Search Committee law?

The sudden approval of a draft Election Commission law by the cabinet certainly gives the government and the ruling party a powerful public relation tool, as they can claim they have done what no...

5d ago| Opinion

What Kohli’s Test Captaincy Meant for India

The Rigveda describes the emergence of Virata, the cosmic colossus from which everything has been manifested.

6d ago| THE THIRD VIEW

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.

1w ago| STRAIGHT LINE

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...

1w ago| Opinion

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.

1w 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...

1w ago| Opinion

When justice remains elusive for victims of gender-based violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) has always been a major cause for concern in Bangladesh, but it reached an alarming level in the last two years.

1w ago| Opinion

Confronting Global Racism

Race is staring us in the face. Confronting and dealing with it is highly emotional and disturbing, so much so that in polite company, it’s unspeakable. But we can’t avoid it, because racism has...

1w 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.

January 25, 2022
January 25, 2022

Michael Madhusudan Datta: Resistance, Rebellion, Rupture

Michael Madhusudan Datta (1824-1873) is widely regarded as the first modern Bangla poet. Well before Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976), Madhusudan is even reckoned as the first rebel poet in Bangla...

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

Of marriage and movement: The curious case of VC Farid

In a leaked phone conversation, the VC of SUST claimed that nobody wants to marry the female students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) because they stay outside till late at night.

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

Mass Uprising Day: Dhaka 1969

In this essay, I offer a reading of the set of events now known as Gana Abhyutthan (Mass Uprising) by attending to Dhaka, the city.

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

SUST VC’s sexist remark reveals a worrying picture

Universities are considered to be the highest place for education, learning, research, and innovation.

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

International Day of Education: Are we doing enough to recover learning loss?

The main motto of this year’s Education Day is transforming education radically to reflect the changes occurring right now. It also advocates equity and democratic participation.

January 23, 2022
January 23, 2022

Your Netaji Versus My Netaji

A political battle to appropriate the legacy of India’s freedom struggle icon Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is going on between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and West Bengal Chief...

January 23, 2022
January 23, 2022

What ripples will the Leahy Laws cause in Bangladesh?

The Leahy amendments, named after their principal sponsor, Senator Patrick Leahy, refer to two statutory provisions—namely Section 620M of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and Section 362 of...

January 23, 2022
January 23, 2022

Why economic forecasting is now trickier than before

Bangladesh has some very difficult—and one could say unpredictable—times ahead in the coming years.

January 22, 2022
January 22, 2022

What Kohli’s Test Captaincy Meant for India

The Rigveda describes the emergence of Virata, the cosmic colossus from which everything has been manifested.

January 22, 2022
January 22, 2022

What can we expect from the Search Committee law?

The sudden approval of a draft Election Commission law by the cabinet certainly gives the government and the ruling party a powerful public relation tool, as they can claim they have done what no...