Commentary

Buying burdens

Once known for its greeneries, open spaces, clear air and fresh water, the capital Dhaka has now turned out to be a nightmare to live in because of its unplanned development and increasing pollution. All green patches are being destroyed Thursday, October 8th, 2015

‘The most complete human being of our time’

Ernesto Che Guevara was murdered in the Bolivian village of La Higuera on October 9, 1967. Caught a day earlier by Bolivian soldiers in the jungles near the village, 13 days into the siege he and his fellow guerrillas had Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Achar, moshla, mishti

Imagine the Bangladeshi parents coming to their children in the USA. The house waits, when are the suitcases going to be opened?   Out comes the “had-to-have” things from back home by the daughters or the sons. Packets of turmeric, coriander, chili, Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Enhancing reputations

Meeting the future generation of Bangladeshi nuclear experts in Russia.   Bangladeshi students studying Nuclear Power Engineering in Russia have brightened Bangladesh’s image and they are planning to contribute to their motherland in the best possible way as the country lacks experts Thursday, October 8th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: The murder of Cesare Tavella shames us all

The murder of the Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella in the city should be a sobering moment for all of us, especially the powers that be. Let us not be swayed by the spurious argument, which many in this country Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Why Hasina is Champion of the Earth

The Champions of the Earth award, the highest environmental honour that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has received from the United Nations Enviromment Programme, is a tribute to her bold leadership that has brought Bangladesh, one of the world’s most vulnerable Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Caught with habits

I have a couple of recipes, hand-written with detailed measurements. I flip through all of them, excited to taste a coming dish, but am confused. I did not write the names of the dishes. They had many ingredients. The one Thursday, October 1st, 2015

History . . . distorted, battered, bruised

A difficulty with the Awami League is that it sometimes goes into the business of suppressing, if not distorting, history. When some time ago Sharmin Ahmad came up with a work on her father Tajuddin Ahmad (Neta O Pita), many Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Championing the Earth

Sheikh Hasina’s winning the UN environmental award ‘Champions of the Earth’ is a new feather in her cap. However, this sort of news about our current premier is not new on us. It’s known that Sheikh Hasina has a lot Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Master of all she surveys

Several years ago, a Bangladesh prime minister was addressing a press conference at UN headquarters.  The PM’s clever media chief was well aware of his boss’s weakness – shaky English and even shakier knowledge about policy issues.  So, he planted Thursday, October 1st, 2015
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