Crossing the Rubicon

  On 7 March 1971, we turned our backs on a disturbing, debilitating past. On that afternoon, we followed the lead of our Great Man, the Druid in our lives, and crossed the Rubicon. It was our moment of self-assertion. It Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Commemoration of 33rd Death Anniversary of Dr. Aleem Al-Razee

  The 33rd death anniversary of Dr. Aleem Al-Razee, the celebrated jurist, parliamentarian, educationist and philanthropist who died on March 15. 1985 will be observed on Thursday with due solemnity in the country.   A legendary figure, Razee was at the forefront of Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Ekattorer Hojmiwala: Retelling stories of 1971

  Ashraf Ahmed’s Ekattorer Hojmiwala (The Pickle Seller of Nineteen Seventy-one), published by Agamee Prakashani, is a children’s novel on Bangladesh’s liberation war in 1971. The plot of this novel, however, is set in today’s Bangladesh. Fulbanoo, a poor girl of Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Progress towards gender equality in the Commonwealth countries

  (Advancing Gender Equality: Case Studies from Across the Commonwealth, Published by the Commonwealth Secretariat, 2016, Pages: 200, ISBN: 978-1-84929-151-4)   Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but an essential foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Providing women Thursday, March 15th, 2018

I had swum across the Bangla Channel

  I was captivated by Bangladesh soon after arriving in the country, one sultry summer evening last year. It was my first visit; to help out with the SwimSafe schemes run by the CIPRB (Centre for Injury and Prevention, Bangladesh.) I Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Fierce, Fearless, Free: There will never be another Asma Jahangir

  Asma Jilani was all of just 19, when her country’s then-eastern wing declared independence in 1971, and then fought a nine-month war that ended with an affirmation of the new, and a severe indictment of the old. She was the Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Unmasking the familiar faces of childhood violence

  Violence against children in all its forms, regardless of the nature or severity of the act, is harmful, morally indefensible and a violation of every child’s fundamental human rights. Recent research reveals that while violence is especially damaging during the Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Language Movement veteran Dr Rokaiya Anis passes away

  The sad demise of Doctor Colonel Rokaiya Anis poured in waves of tributes, as she is known to be an innovator in her position as a doctor of gynaecology and obstetrics, as well as being the senior-most female officer in Thursday, February 1st, 2018

From a housewife to professor

  Almost everything about my birth as a girl from a middle class family in the subcontinent presaged my life as a dutiful daughter, a good wife and mother. I was the elder of two daughters of Abdul Hafiz, a man Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Progress towards youth labour market situation around the world

  The world of work for today’s youth is quite different from that experienced by their parents. On average, young people are now better educated than their previous generations. They are thus embarking upon a new world of work, often doing Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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