Commentary

Terror comes to Thailand

Terrorism, according to the US Department of Defence, is “the calculated use of violence or threat of violence to inculcate fear, intended to coerce, or to intimidate governments or societies.”   No country is now immune from domestic or international-linked terrorism. In Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Taslima allergy and freedom of speech

It’s a fact of life that Taslima Nasrin has become a legend in her own lifetime. She is hailed as the most talked about writer in contemporary Bangladesh. She is also recognized as one of the firebrand feminist writers in Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Autumn: early or late

We are a small nation, but people are plenty, hospitality simply flows, we even have six seasons. Up here in Massachusetts, the people are puzzled, how can that be with Bangladesh being right on the same Earth? I have to Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Human rights, hypocrisy and justice

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent remarks on the double standards employed by some foreign governments and human rights bodies make good sense. Bangladesh, especially since the present government took office, has been under relentless criticism over what has been termed Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Fit for Friends

The newly appointed Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh, Masato Watanabe, was accorded a tasteful reception on a breezy monsoon evening in Dhaka recently, at the residence of Enayetullah Khan, editor-in-chief of Dhaka Courier and UNB. Accompanied by his jovial wife, herself Thursday, August 27th, 2015

When writing becomes seduction…

It has been more than three decades since I drifted, rather unconsciously, into the field of journalism. And I have stayed there. I will confess that many have been the moments when I have considered the idea of moving away Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Obama confronting warmongers

On July 14 the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed between the six world powers known as P5+1 – the US, UK, France, China and Russia plus Germany – and Iran through which Iran agreed to rein in Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Race to Arctic oceanic region

The world powers seem to have found a new casualty to exploit. The Arctic oceanic region is increasingly catching the world powers’ attention. Canada, Denmark, Russia, Norway and the U.S. – all have been registering their candidacy to ownership of Thursday, August 27th, 2015

RAB vs AL: Where does it stop?

The Rapid Action Battalion, the country’s elite crime-fighting force better known as RAB, is not a good story teller. Its job is to combat terrorism and serious crimes, not to tell or write any story. Yet the force tells the Thursday, August 27th, 2015

TPP to the trash?

The textile and clothing (T&C) industries provide the single-biggest source of foreign exchange in Bangladesh’s rapidly developing economy. Exports of textiles and garments are responsible more than 80 percent of foreign exchange earnings, employing about 4.4 million workers, of which Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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