Commentary

The Rohingyas, the UN … and our world

  More than half a million of them have come to Bangladesh, not out of choice, not with ill motives, but from a very basic need to save their lives and the lives of their families. They are the Rohingyas, people Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

The final solution and appeasing the perpetrators

  The government of Myanmar seems to have come to a definite conclusion that the time for reaching a final solution of the Rohingya issue has already approached. It is most likely that such an apprehension has prompted the administration not Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

The media’s failures on Myanmar

  Considering that Bangladesh media is a robust one and usually capable of anticipating events, it’s a bit odd that it failed to read the Rohingya situation so badly. Although these pages have been an exception, having called the “stop-start genocide” Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

China … stories from 1971 and 2017

  History generally seems to move in circles. It begins at one point and then comes back to its place of origin. The crisis over the Rohingyas appears to be a hint of this truism in our lives. No, it has Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The need for discipline on our roads

  Here is the truth.   There is and has always been a paramount need for discipline on city roads. Dhaka is certainly among those rare number of cities in the world where an absolutely carefree attitude to behaviour on the roads, both Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Courier Asks: Should we get used to a higher rice price?

  The great challenge that Bangladesh faces, in particular its government in terms of food policy, is in attaining self-sufficiency and providing production incentives to farmers while at the same time ensuring that food prices remain low and stable.   Rice acts as Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Moments in monsoon melody

  In these rains that make a havoc of life, you take shelter in old, nearly forgotten melody. It is especially when you think of the songs that once were part of life that you know how much of good music Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

ARSA, JMB and the rest in Bangladesh

  Since the latest phase of the Myanmar problems, there has been a great deal of focus on ARSA terrorism and how it played a critical role in creating the whole mess. Some countries have even insisted that ARSA is the Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: The escalating Rohingya crisis

  UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has been speaking in a coherent, loud voice on the Rohingya crisis. In his recent comments on the issue, he has made it known that Myanmar leader Aung San SuuKyinow has a last chance of Thursday, September 21st, 2017

In conversation with Yves Marre

  The dynamic life of this versatile individual is something that not many can live up to.   Often imitated, but never emulated – that is how people tend to describe geniuses in life. The same is true in the case of Yves Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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