Essays

Exploring Gender Issue in Development Work

  Module: Gender and Development Published by: Commonwealth Secretariat, London   Gender issue is considered a critical element in achieving decent work for all women and men, in order to effect social and institutional change that leads to sustainable development with equity and growth. Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Completing the Trinity

  Although the Meghna river flows completely inside Bangladesh, it is a vital part of the Subcontinent’s transboundary river basins   The Meghna river is one of the three largest rivers in Bangladesh. It’s the downstream of combined flows of two others largest Saturday, August 19th, 2017

We need to talk about Humayun

  Single-handedly, he breathed a new life in our once ailing publication industry. As he breathed his last, contrary to the popular belief, the industry has little to worry.   Plethora of essays has already been written in praise of Ahmed’s literary genius. Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Professor Muzaffer Ahmad’s Thoughts on Bangladesh Education

  Late Professor Dr. Muzaffar Ahmed, one of the leading economists of Bangladesh, had a great contribution in Bangladesh’s economic and educational development. As the pioneer of different civil society organizations and as a researcher in the areas of development debates Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Business Journalism Made Easy

  The fast paced development of the economic sector of Bangladesh warrants the need for a new breed of journalists. Ajay Das Gupta and Robayet Ferdaus’ book ‘Byabshaye Shangbadikota’ aims to lay the groundwork in creating well-versed professionals in the realm Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Money musing: The power of money remains all pervasive over the millenniums

  A Bengali adage – Arthoi onarther mool – if translated into English, renders equivalent to saying: ‘money is the root of all evils.’ Does it hold the truth? Probably, if not entirely. But, there is a tug of war in Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Shikkhalok: shedding light on education

  Shikkhalok, an education bulletin edited by Muhammad Yahiya and published by CDIP (Centre for Development Innovation and Practices, a development organization), has earned some reputation as a source of valuable ideas about education. It has always been attractive with a Thursday, July 6th, 2017

The Tao of Travel

  Enlightenments from Lives on the Road Paul Theroux Penguin, London, 2011   Where does one begin with one of the most prolific of today’s elite genre of travel writers? Theroux’s travel accounts are cornerstones of travel literature. ‘The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train through Thursday, July 6th, 2017

The ballads of a soap

  How Pocha Shaban revolutionised an industry in Bangladesh back in the 80’s   “Naam e noy, guun e porichoy” – Goes the slogan of one of the most interesting and successful brands in Bangladesh. The slogan, as it stands in English, is Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Literature in the time of capitalism

  Over past few decades there have been vital shifts in the subject matter of literary art on which the writers and artists think themselves at home to reflect their inner tidings. As a matter of fact the change in trends Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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