Glimpses of Life

My ten minutes’ bus ride to Amherst center is short for its commute, but they leave me with wonders of human lives.   A young mother with a baby in a stroller, looking anxious as she checks her supply of baby formula. Thursday, June 25th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: The honeymoon period is over

As monsoon sets in, already the spectre of waterlogging is upon us, as if life isn’t difficult enough already for the teeming millions who inhabit Dhaka. That is hardly surprising of course. Bouts of acute waterlogging are part and parcel Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Whispers within

A deep gloom has settled over the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of Khaleda Zia. The frustration has set in after the BNP chief’s much-hyped meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his June 6-7 Dhaka visit. What has gone Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Khaleda’s U-turn on India policy

When Khaleda Zia met with Narendra Modi during the Indian Prime Minister’s visit to Bangladesh on June 7 it raised expectation that her Bangladesh Nationalist Party was set to change its anti-India policy. She has poured cold water on that Thursday, June 18th, 2015


I came, I saw, I conquered, VENI, VIDI, VICI. This seems to be the theme of Mr. Modi’s record breaking travels around the world and in the neighbourhood. Was it any different in the case of Bangladesh? Well he certainly Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Danger of Himalayan proportions

Where there is water, there is life, energy, well-being, a serene counter with nature. Water is a right to every one and water is the basis of everything. Without it human beings could not live and it is the duty Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Red roses and love

With summer kicking in there are big red roses everywhere here in Amherst. As I take my walks, I recite my favourite lines from Robert Burn’s poem, “A Red, Red Rose.”   “O my Luve’s like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung Thursday, June 18th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Reigniting political trust

It can be tempting to view the visit of Narendra Modi to Dhaka for the third summit between leaders of India and Bangladesh 5 years, that took place this past week, as the quintessential personal triumph. Undoubtedly the Indian leader’s Thursday, June 11th, 2015

A voice for the Rohingya

Over the last three weeks, the world has watched with horror and disbelief the news reports about Rohingyas from Myanmar drifting in over-crowded vessels in the Andaman Sea, half-starved, disease-stricken and dying.   The international community say that the Rohingyas who have Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Enchanted by Modi magic

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is back home leaving Dhakaites awed with his charm and magical words. The 64-year-old Indian leader was in Dhaka only for 34 hours (June 6-7), his maiden visit to Bangladesh since becoming the prime minister Thursday, June 11th, 2015
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