Commentary

From the Editor-in-Chief: The next election and the BNP

  It is the same old question again. Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, a senior figure in the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, has let it be known that his party will not take part in the next election if Sheikh Hasina heads the Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

A test of leadership

  Bangladesh Nationalist Party is seen as the largest opposition party that can challenge the ruling Awami League in the power game. Unfortunately, the current BNP lags far behind its chief adversary, AL in virtually all fields ranging from organizational strength Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Before February 21, 1952

  It was appropriate that the language movement was centred around the Dhaka university which stood to lose the most if the state language would become Urdu alone. The movement was not for the rights of mother language but that of Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Our Moses on Mount Sinai

  It is time to remember the Great Patriot.   And we remember because he shaped a dream for his people. He perished in upholding the dream. In death, he rose high, and higher, to light a thousand stars in our sky.   Through our Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Ekushey was our path to freedom

  Sixty-five years ago, the brave sons and daughters of this land gave out the loud message that the people of this country were determined to live in dignity. Of those brave young people, some fell to the firepower of a Thursday, February 16th, 2017

A thread to hold on to

  The charms of the Bengali winter had decidedly left us, yet a most charming evening was enjoyed by all, for a private screening of the Bengali version of Canadian filmmaker Cathy Stevulak’s award-winning documentary on the ancient indigenous art of Thursday, February 16th, 2017

1952: On a day in February

  The realities of Ekushey, or around it, need to be focused on again, all these years after 1952. Precisely what happened on the day here in Dhaka is what must be brought back into the public domain, for Ekushey was Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Occupational Hazards

  The attack on the journalists was inevitable. This is not adversarial but systemic. Journalists have been pushed into this situation because of the nature of the profession. So trade forces the employed to report on the misdeeds of the powerful Thursday, February 16th, 2017

A question of survival

  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has a clear message to her arch political rival Khaleda Zia: take part in the next general election or perish. By boycotting the last parliamentary election held on January 5, 2014 the leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Thursday, February 16th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: In passing . . . Suranjit Sengupta

  The passing of Suranjit Sengupta was in more ways than one an end to a political career of significance in Bangladesh’s history. Sengupta, associated as he was with the various phases of national politics since well before the liberation of Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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