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From the Editor-in-Chief: The honeymoon period is over

As monsoon sets in, already the spectre of waterlogging is upon us, as if life isn’t difficult enough already for the teeming millions who inhabit Dhaka. That is hardly surprising of course. Bouts of acute waterlogging are part and parcel Thursday, June 18th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Reigniting political trust

It can be tempting to view the visit of Narendra Modi to Dhaka for the third summit between leaders of India and Bangladesh 5 years, that took place this past week, as the quintessential personal triumph. Undoubtedly the Indian leader’s Thursday, June 11th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: A cruel joke

The plight of the so-called “boat people” is a tale of untold misery and neglect, and this was once again exemplified during the May 29 meeting convened in Bangkok by the Thai foreign ministry to address the issue. While the Thursday, June 4th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Conflict of interest

As we hurtle towards another expansionary budget for the coming fiscal, our acceptance of A.M.A. Muhith’s prescription for encoding ambition and aspiration in each of the budgets he has presided over as finance minister fails to be met by conditions Thursday, May 28th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Onwards and upwards, again

One year on, there are encouraging signs to believe that Bangladesh’s best-possible expectation from a BJP government in New Delhi, that it would prove a more actionable administration than the “policy paralysis”-stricken Congress government in its dying years, is closer Thursday, May 21st, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Not a moment too soon

The ratification by both houses of the Indian parliament of the India-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement that has been pending since 1974 comes at a time when relations between the two countries were in need of a fillip. Ever since the Thursday, May 14th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: A responsibility to be discerning

One’s attention is drawn to the discomfiting similarities between two separate claims of responsibility that we heard this past week, from two supposedly rival militant organisations, over two very different incidents that took place at two different times, in two Thursday, May 7th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Time to step up our prep

I don’t recall the last time, if ever, that earthquakes, no matter how small or harmless, were felt on three consecutive days in Bangladesh. Dhaka, our teeming capital, one of the world’s largest cities in terms of the sheer amount Thursday, April 30th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: To lighten the loss

As the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy approached this week, the focus shifted onto the issue of compensation for the victims and their families, due to be paid to those who got injured in the tragedy, and the Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: My sums are better than yours

Finance Minister A.M.A. Muhith has been at it again. Trashing his former employers that is. Alongside, for good measure, their partners. Before coming back to take the position of the senior-most as well as most important position in Prime Minister Saturday, April 18th, 2015
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