Commentary

In the Court of Justice Mahmud Hossain

  Following a series of incidents without precedent that threatened to cripple the dispensation of justice in the country, this week presented the chance, finally, for the judiciary to get back on its feet again with the appointment of a new Thursday, February 8th, 2018

The Timeless Test that ended in a draw

  When Bangladesh escaped with a draw in Chittagong on February 4, 2018, against Sri Lanka many were relieved that Test matches were only five days long. After all, when the Test was declared drawn, it was because there was no Thursday, February 8th, 2018

February 1966 … Six Points … and history

  History took a decisive turn for the Bengali nation fifty two years ago in February. There was to be no turning back after that.   On 5 February 1966, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, general secretary of the East Pakistan Awami League, revealed in Thursday, February 8th, 2018

From the Editor-in-Chief: The widening tentacles of corruption

  An ACC Commissioner has made a comment which resonates with all of us. AFM Aminul Islam has called for a social movement to prevent graft in society. That is an idea we share with him. But then comes the reality. Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Digital Security Act: Another assault on freedom

  Journalists, rights activists up in arms.   To be sure, it would be foolish to expect the present government in its current state to move towards a more liberal outlook during the remainder of its tenure, or any extension thereof. We are Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Lost dawns and rainbow mornings

  “You seem to have obtained the highest marks in English at this year’s HSC examinations,” he told me. And he was a teacher, young and formidable-looking, on the viva board for the English Department admission test. It was September 1975 Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Our free pass on sexual harassment

  Reading Western media can be quite a scary experience nowadays as everyday one celebrity after another is exposed as a sexual predator. What began as a entertainment industry horror show has extended far beyond that and it seems that sexual Thursday, February 1st, 2018

From the editor-in-Chief: Narayanganj situation needs deft handling

  A few days ago, citizens were informed that Narayanganj Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy is out of danger. She had been in hospital in Dhaka since the concerted attack made on her more than a week ago as she led a Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Loudspeakers and the right to silence

  The recent death of elderly person after being beaten up by neighbours who were taking revenge for his protests against loud noise parties is a good example of the state of our civic life. Everyday we face traffic jams and Thursday, January 25th, 2018

A rickshaw ride through wintry mists

  Notwithstanding the fact that, in this part of the world, we are not much familiar with Siberia and its quivering cold weather, but are somehow aware that Siberian plains occupy 4,950,000 square miles of land with long bitterly cold winter Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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