Commentary

March 1971: Renewing the old pledge

It is March again.   And these are thoughts that well up from somewhere deep in my soul. They rise, they gather in the core of the heart in me, to remind me that there was once a time when pride and Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Is jailing Khaleda working for the AL?

  Till the final verdict presumably by the Appellate Division comes someday, BNP chief must be considered a convicted criminal. To that end the AL government’s plan has worked but two contingent issues have emerged:   A. Is her being inside jail helping Thursday, March 1st, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: Save our villages from predators

  The President of the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) has hit the nail on the head. Speaking at the conference of the Bangladesh Krishak Samity in Khulna, Mujahedul Islam Selim has publicly made it known that our croplands are vanishing Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

‘Our opportunity to impact society’

  Nahar Khan is one of the young, upcoming entrepreneurs making her mark on the corporate stage. As the director of a long established conglomerate, the Cosmos Group, she has particularly involved herself in the group's assets in the highly competitive Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Of Tagoreans, Agartala and Ghalib

  The Ekushey Boi Mela is that annual experience that must seep into your being. It is the same with the Hay-on-Wye festival that you wish you could be part of every May in Britain. There is then the Kolkata Book Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Of Februaries past, leading to March

  To many of us the month of February and March are days of resistance and fire while to others they are more cultural and relate to assertion of Bengali as the mother tongue. With the declaration of our very own Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: We mourn Asma Jahangir’s passing

The death of Asma Jahangir brings to an end the life of a brave crusader for democracy in Pakistan. Jahangir was a woman who was not only respected for her commitment to democratic rights in Pakistan but was also a Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Unhealthy State: How the market ruined healthcare

  A decade has been passed since government took move to draft rules on how privately-run health facilities would operate in the country. And the draft is not ready yet. Isn’t it taking too long? Transparency International, Bangladesh (TIB) paid heed Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Enduring Legacy 1952: That day in February

  The realities of Ekushey, or around it, need to be focused on again, all these years after 1952. Precisely what happened on the day here in Dhaka is what must be brought back into the public domain, for Ekushey was Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Criminal Neglect

  Few other people like Bangladeshis claim how respectful they are of the past and show no regard for it in real life.  This is true about every aspect of our life from mementoes’ and memories of our liberation to ancient Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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