Commentary

From the Editor-in-Chief: The escalating Rohingya crisis

  UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has been speaking in a coherent, loud voice on the Rohingya crisis. In his recent comments on the issue, he has made it known that Myanmar leader Aung San SuuKyinow has a last chance of Thursday, September 21st, 2017

In conversation with Yves Marre

  The dynamic life of this versatile individual is something that not many can live up to.   Often imitated, but never emulated – that is how people tend to describe geniuses in life. The same is true in the case of Yves Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The collective foolishness of the Myanmar crisis

  It was never in doubt that the military rules Myanmar and Suu Kyi was a semi-powerless stooge in their hand. That really never mattered since in the end an ethnic cleansing was carried out no matter who did it. So Thursday, September 21st, 2017

As the grey evening descends . . .

  The company of older women has something of the literary about it. There is no reason for you to suppose that because they are ageing or have aged, there is not in them the passion which all too often defines Thursday, September 21st, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Rohingya issue calls for global action

  Amnesty International spoke out on the Rohingya issue last week. It was emphatic in its assertion that the Myanmar authorities had planted land mines along their country’s border with Bangladesh. Of course Myanmar has denied such reports and has, in Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Books that treasure Bangladesh

  Two books published by Cosmos Books launched   Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor on Sunday (September 10) said the government is going to set up a ‘Boat Museum’ as the country’s many traditional boats are disappearing with the introduction of mechanised ones.   “There’s Thursday, September 14th, 2017

“Devolution is a must”

  Bangladesh needs to focus on potentially big domestic market, ex-Commerce Minister Amir Khosru tells Dhaka Courier.   While recognising the country’s potential in external trade, former Commerce Minister Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury says it is high time the country focused on development Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The Myanmar lessons we may not learn

  The lessons that can be drawn from the situation are many but one is not sure of whether the regimes involved including us are interested to do so. The crisis shows that the new world of real politics is very Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The politics of Mohammad Ali Jinnah . . .

  Mohammad Ali Jinnah died a lonely man, sometime between his departure from Ziarat and arrival in Karachi on 11 September 1948. There is yet the old argument that had he lived, Pakistan would be a truly democratic, perhaps even secular Thursday, September 14th, 2017

A word from the Editor-in-Chief: The call of Eid-ul-Azha

  Eid-ul-Azha, the season of sacrifice and a reassertion of faith, is here again. Indeed, every Eid-ul-Azha is a manifestation anew of the spirit of sacrifice we are ready for, a duty enjoined on us by the Almighty. The annual celebration Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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