Commentary

Fortune in the sea

Bangladesh’s legal conquests of the sea in the delimitation case with Myanmar on 14 March 2012 and with India on 07 July 2014 are sure events quite worthy of going down in the annals of our history. By this couple Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Bangladesh-US relations

The Hasina government has pursued a pragmatic foreign policy in accordance with Lord Palmerston’s dictum that there are no eternal friends or permanent enemies. What is eternal is national interest and those are to be pursued vigorously. In other words, Thursday, June 25th, 2015

The mass graves are not of Rohingya migrants’, but of our shared morality and humanity

In the last week of May 2015, the international media shocked the world with the news of continuous discovery of mass graves in Malaysia’s border with Thailand, weeks after the discovery of similar kind of human mass graves in Southern Thursday, June 25th, 2015

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

VENI, VIDI, VICI

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
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