Essays

Through time and tide

  ‘Boats: A Treasure of Bangladesh’ acts as a paean to the ancient, yet now sadly dying craft of naval carpentry in Bangladesh. Its roots in the region go back far enough for Ibn Battuta, the 14th century traveller from Morocco, Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Annisul Huq … The dreamer who was one of us

  There was that ubiquity of a smile which hinted at the friendliness in him. Annisul Huq always smiled, even when he tended to disagree with someone on a point of critical importance. There was never the pugilistic in him, never Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Adieu to Dhaka’s civic crusader

  The legacy of Annisul Huq will be difficult for future leaders to live up to   With the untimely death of Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq half of the city has lost its true guardian, who had envisioned a cleaner Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Towards a holistic youth-centric development planning

  (Youth Mainstreaming in Development Planning: Transforming Young Lives Published by Commonwealth Secretariat, July 2017, Pages: 292, ISBN: 978-1-84929-164-4)   Around the world, young people are large and growing. They constitute one-quarter of the world’s population, and one-third of the population in developing Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Bombay Meri Jaan

  Sanu Banerji recalls Bollywood’s exotic era. Gets nostalgic, pens his silver-screen memoir born out of sheer passion, nostalgia and tenacity going beyond his limits......   Hindi movies, at least a decade ago wasn’t particularly a subject this reviewer would have chosen to Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Ensuring Adult Learning to Promote Sustainable Development

  “All people, irrespective of sex, age, race, ethnicity, and persons with disabilities, migrants, indigenous peoples, children and youth, especially those in vulnerable situations, should have access to lifelong learning opportunities that help them acquire the knowledge and skills needed to Thursday, November 30th, 2017

An exploration of new frontiers

  A World of Three Zeros The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment and Zero Net Carbon Emissions Muhammad Yunus with Karl Weber The University Press Limited   Surely the biggest calamity of modern times was the collapse of the Soviet Union and with that the fall Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Winners in struggles in life

  Ruma Akter, once a poor girl, now makes and sells houses to people who need these. This is a good business in certain villages in the district of Munshiganj. Ms Ruma turned her sorry fate to success by starting this Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

The quest for sustainable development for all

  At the Millennium Summit in 2000, the global community – the heads of Governments from193 countries – committed to achieve sustainable changes on a massive scale for millions of people across the world and  identified the eight Millennium Development Goals Thursday, November 16th, 2017

‘Barge for Bangladesh’ and ‘Boats, a treasure of Bangladesh’ launched in Chittagong

  Alliance Francaise de Chittagong organised the launching ceremony at its auditorium on Thursday.   The book, ‘Barge for Bangladesh’ is written by Yves Marre, a French entrepreneur, adventurer, co-founder of Friendship NGO in Bangladesh, co-founder of NGO Watever in France and creator Thursday, November 9th, 2017
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