Commentary

Not in the name of Buddhism!

  Peace activist Richard Reoch talks to UNB; Buddhist leader urges Myanmar’s monastic leadership to stand against ethnic cleansing   Richard Reoch, who served Amnesty International for over two decades and led an international Buddhist organisation for many years, is a globally-famed campaigner Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Let me recur as the BGMEA building  

  I believe in reincarnation. I believe that human life goes on and on till one is satisfied or the Almighty is and then one may get a break or a pass. But much of the matter lies in choosing a Thursday, April 5th, 2018

The roots that clutch . . .

  Some years ago, Barack Obama made a trip to his ancestral land of Kenya in his capacity as President of the United States. On that visit, he did not go to his parental village, a place he had been to Thursday, April 5th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: The crises the banks face

  Bangladesh’s banking sector has been facing various situations at different times. Sometimes it is short of liquidity, sometimes it has a plethora of liquidity due to lack of demand for borrowing. Again it is often a case of dis-equilibrium between Thursday, March 29th, 2018

A man called Julian Bangladeshi

  Those of us who know him are not sure when they first met him. He always seems to have been around and just as we don’t remember dates and moments of our close ones. Perhaps he has always been here. Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Dhirendranath Dutta shaped a dream

  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 silences, in our moments of sad, quiet reflections, within the broad Thursday, March 29th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: They are yet on the prowl

  The young man who attempted murdering Professor Zafar Iqbal some weeks ago has reportedly told investigators that several other people were involved in the attempt. For those of us who have closely been monitoring militant activities in the country through Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Bangladesh-Singapore ties scale new heights with Hasina’s visit

  Bangladesh and Singapore have enjoyed friendly bilateral relations for over four decades since the establishment of diplomatic ties in February 1972. Even so, the recent visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to Singapore held the possibility of elevating the bond Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

On the threshold of freedom

  25 March 1971 dawned in unease, both among the Bengali political leadership and the population as a whole. From the early part of the day, rumours began to make the rounds of an imminent army operation against the Bengali nationalist Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Moshari in the toilet and other news

  Everyone loves mosharis, that saviour of life, love and health. Moshas are common in many parts of the town but Niketan is a major pioneer as it has the largest per capita mosha in the country. To assess the situation Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
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