Revolution can come in many shapes and sizes. Often the scale of the movement that drives it forward will be directly proportional to that of the atrocity it aims to displace. The means in some cases may rankle for long, Thursday, February 14th, 2013
The foiled coup attempt forces us to face some uncomfortable truths.
Democracy still stands on fragile footing in Bangladesh. Beyond the depressing stalemate between the two main factions in the political arena, if any more proof were needed of this, the Thursday, January 26th, 2012
Much before 2011 was over, a consensus had emerged on it having been a quite monumental year, for anyone in the news business at least. The Arab Awakening (or Spring if you prefer), the crisis in the eurozone, Japan’s tsunami, Thursday, January 5th, 2012
In the end, it took just four minutes to undo a city built up over 400 years! The partition of Dhaka that the present government has been hinting at for a while now, without anyone really thinking it would happen Thursday, December 1st, 2011
That the Indian government would press ahead with the Tipaimukh Dam project on the Barak, with potentially disastrous consequences for eastern Bangladesh, had never been in doubt. As far back as August 2010, Dhaka Courier’s sister news agency, UNB, reported Thursday, November 24th, 2011
It's what makes this blighted land at the same time so bewitching. You never quite know where the next lesson's coming from. Till last Saturday, in fact, not until she decided to relinquish quite literally the biggest stage of her Thursday, November 17th, 2011
He saw things others couldn’t see. What is more, he could take the world where his vision led.
Steve Jobs will go down as that rare prophet who left the empire that he built at its zenith, while his vision Thursday, October 13th, 2011
The international community must take this opportunity to address an historic injustice
The 10th anniversary of the felling of New York’s Twin Towers, unrivalled till now as the twenty-first century’s Day of Infamy, passed earlier this month. Across the world, and Friday, September 23rd, 2011
With 2011 being the year we saw the idea of revolution once again come to occupy a very central plank in humanity’s collective imagination, it was only a matter of time before progressive forces in South Asia gathered the courage Saturday, August 27th, 2011
From the Editor
The Western forces’ intervention in the Libyan episode of the Arab awakening has raised some very complicated questions on the justification for foreign interference in other countries’ affairs. The neoconservative project of spreading democracy through force, mired in Friday, April 8th, 2011