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Those men on the Moon

  Forty eight years ago, on 20 July 1969, the moon came closer to us. Neil Armstrong stepped on its surface and said softly, ‘One small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind.’ That about summed up the epic Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Survival means accountability: The forgotten lesson of 1971

  The uneasy relationship between the Judiciary and the Executive continues with Justice Sinha reminding the AG that nobody gains by browbeating the court. It comes from the Chief Justice of the Appellate division of the Supreme Court who has taken Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Bangladesh’s voice getting louder at Cannes Lions

  Last year the pride of Bangladesh surged when an innovative, eco-friendly and sustainable air cooler with zero electricity consumption, titled “Zero Electricity Air Cooler”, was awarded the Gold Cannes Lion under the category ‘Product Design, Solution’ at the Cannes Lions Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

One man’s view of cricket

  It was in 1967 --- and I was thirteen at the time --- that cricket took leave of me or I said farewell to cricket. These days, whenever anyone asks me about some on-going cricket tournament or the other, it Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

My name is Chiku

  I began as a humble insect and nobody bothered about me but after only a few months  of diligent biting, everyone knows my name. And those who have rented their body to me, knows how it feels to live with Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Hasina deserves another term

  Bangladesh is now on a path of satisfactory economic growth. With the annual economic growth at 7.24 per cent Bangladesh is growing faster than any other country in the region, even better than what has been achieved by India and Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

241st Birthday of America

  Birthdays are an enjoyable occasion. They are a time to remember the wonder and hope of youth while reflecting on the passage of time and dreams fulfilled – or yet to be realized.   There are no straight lines between our hopes Thursday, July 6th, 2017

AL must guard against conspiracy

  Obaidul Quader, the new-look general secretary of Bangladesh Awami League, has been right in his warning that the evil forces are out to destroy the achievements of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government. These forces are even after the daughter of Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Watering in the rain and other issues

  The picture of two ladies watering plants as part of an official tree planting ceremony is very nice.  What may be a bit confusing is that the ceremony is taking place in pouring rain.  And the number of umbrellas is Thursday, July 6th, 2017

When Bhutto forgot his people . . .

  The government of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was overthrown by the country’s chief of army staff, a Bhutto appointee, General Mohammad Ziaul Huq, on 5 July 1977. Forty years on, it is time to reflect on the life Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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