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Are we scrimping on education?

  The Awami League-led government that has over 10 years tried to reshape the country in its own image, has throughout maintained how it is committed to education as the most potent tool for unlocking a nation’s potential. With some early Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Bangabandhu . . . very much the family man

  For a political leader who spent almost his entire youth in incarceration, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman did not let his family slip into the background. Family was all for him. There was the strong presence of his wife, Begum Fazilatunnessa Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Cry Justice: Seven years of Felani killing

  Come January 18 Indian Supreme Court will hear Felani killing case for the third time. In past two years the court could manage hearing the case for twice only. In the last hearing the court sought reports of previous probes Thursday, January 11th, 2018

No country for honest men

  The situation of ex-MP and FF Yusuf’s is terrible but that has existed since 2001 when he had a stroke and became incapacitated. No one noticed. He had been an MP in the 1991 Sangsad and joined the ruling party Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Facebok is a virtual Sharif Miah’s addakhana

  A newspaper doing a story on FB and the decline of adda asked me how I felt about the issue due to the rise of FB and other forms of social media. I was surprised by the vehemence of my Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Julius Caesar . . . in legend, in history

  Reading Adrian Goldsworthy’s work on Julius Caesar brings alive, once more, one’s sense of history. Caesar, as we have known all these years, disregarded warnings about the Ides of March. He believed, as Shakespeare would have us know, that he Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Courier Asks: Will the Rohingya crisis define Bangladesh, 2017?

  The plight of the Rohingya, a mainly Muslim ethnic minority that our chauvinistic neighbours in Myanmar still fail to acknowledge, refusing to accept their claims in mostly northern portions of the state of Rakhine, where 1.9 million Arakanese Buddhists wish Thursday, December 28th, 2017

The beauty of gluttony

  There is huge pleasure in eating. Never mind that your doctor tells you of all the dangers that could, indeed will, come your way if you do not get a grip on yourself. Have you ever stopped to think about Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Like exams, a new job, or the weather — Goom has become a part of life

  Whether we like to accept it or not, we do have a very disabled political system. It doesn’t take much to see that. One look at the failure of the power transfer system is enough to convince people. Till date Thursday, December 28th, 2017

When December is gone

  Our friends died in 1971 and we remember most of them but not all of them anymore. We are aging and our time is growing older even more quickly. In that race for the end, the names of those who Thursday, December 21st, 2017
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