India: Elder brother for the neighbours

On April 17, 2015, Prashant Jha, Associate Editor, Hindustan Times, and CASI Spring 2015 Visiting Fellow, presented a paper “Big Brother or Elder Brother?: India’s Role in the Nepali Transition” at the Center for the Advanced Study of India(CASI), University Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Modi’s Visit New horizon but some disappointments

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Damodar Das Modi’s visit to Bangladesh had been possible after the LBA (Land Boundary Agreement) was adopted without any opposition by the Houses of Indian parliament. Obviously the Indian Prime Minister did not wish to visit Thursday, June 11th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: A cruel joke

The plight of the so-called “boat people” is a tale of untold misery and neglect, and this was once again exemplified during the May 29 meeting convened in Bangkok by the Thai foreign ministry to address the issue. While the Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Their cries will haunt us

Her dreams of a bright future have all been crushed just in a moment. Now what await her are panic attacks, depression and insomnia. The teenage girl now will have to stay awake overnight because every time she will lose Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Khaleda under pressure to reform BNP

The call to reform her Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is getting louder for Khaleda Zia. Some top leaders of the party marked the 34th anniversary of the death of the party’s founder Gen. Ziaur Rahman with the call to restore Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Two-India Policy for Bangladesh?

From Bangladesh perspective, critics are of the views that Bangladesh-India Relations are characterized markedly with the saying ‘Regime security gains over State security’. It started embracing  phase-1 from 1972 to 1975, although father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Thursday, June 4th, 2015

International Day for UN Peacekeepers and Bangladesh

The International Day for UN Peacekeepers is being observed on 29th May across the world including Bangladesh.   The purpose of observing the Day is • to underscore the importance to maintain global peace • to pay tribute to those who were/are Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Scheduling those babies

My female colleagues pat me on the back. I smile smugly. Did I get an unexpected raise or has the boss decided to show me the door? It is neither.   “Hey,” they say “you have got your ticket to motherhood on Thursday, June 4th, 2015

From the Editor-in-Chief: Conflict of interest

As we hurtle towards another expansionary budget for the coming fiscal, our acceptance of A.M.A. Muhith’s prescription for encoding ambition and aspiration in each of the budgets he has presided over as finance minister fails to be met by conditions Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Discrimination in rape protests should go

Remember the gang-rape of a 23-year-old Delhi girl on a moving bus three years ago? That horrible sexual attack that caused the death of the fourth year medical student from internal bleeding occurred at nine o’clock on a chilly December Thursday, May 28th, 2015
  • National
  • International