Essays

The quest for sustainable development through equitable and quality education

  Our planet ‘Earth’ is in a dire state. Natural resources have been overexploited. A significant loss of biodiversity is occurring while a massive rise of carbon levels is leading to climate change and associated extreme weather. The planet also faces Thursday, December 8th, 2016

4th death anniversary of Anjuman Ara Jamil

  The fourth death anniversary of Anjuman Ara Jamil, a former lawmaker, and wife of Shaheed Brig Gen Jamil Uddin Ahmad (Bir Uttam) was observed on Tuesday.   In memory of Anjuman Ara Jamil, a doa mahfil was held after Maghrib prayers at Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Aynabaji: Mirror, mirror, on the wall…

  It’s the one hot potato which has brought our movie making industry at the fore after sometime - Aynabaji. In fact, this reviewer would give full credit to the audience for promoting it off the beaten track. So viral had Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Examining the Expansion of Higher Education in Asia

  (Higher Education in Asia: Expanding Out, Expanding Up, Published in 2014 by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), ISBN: 978-92-9189-147-4, pages 162)   Since the 1980s, higher education and research have developed rapidly in Asia. This has been a logical consequence of booming Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Protecting the Displaced and Migrant Children

  (Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant children, Published by UNICEF, September 2016, Pages: 140, ISBN: 978-92-806-4847-8)   In recent years, child migration – both forced and voluntary – has become a global phenomenon. Around the world today, 50 million children Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Doctor Strange: Visually appealing yet an impressively-strange Marvel movie

  Of all the Marvel movies released of late, it is shocking to even comprehend that the recent ‘Doctor Strange’ would be the most coherent, classily cast (thanks to Benedict Cumberbatch casted as the titular Dr Stephen Strange) and visually jaw-dropping. Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’

  Lee Child’s best-selling novel uninspiring in recent sequel   Unlike Daniel Craig or even Matt Damon, people really do not perceive Tom Cruise to be that old, given how fluid and agile he plays his part as, say, Ethan Hunt in the Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Wolf Hall

By Hilary Mantel, 653 pages. Approximately BDT 350   When you flip to the opening page, the first thing you notice is the fast-paced and action-packed nature of Mantel’s Wolf Hall.  This feature in itself is what sets Mantel’s work apart from other Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Memories of LoC: Perish the drumbeat of war

  DhakaCourier’s staff writer Wafiur Rahman interviewed a retired army man once posted on the Line of Control - the effective border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir - recalls his days in service, and insists war can never be an Thursday, October 13th, 2016
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