Essays

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

The Last Nizam: An Indian Prince in the Australian Outback

  John Zubrzycki Pan Macmillan Australia, Sydney 2006   Some are born to rule and some are brought to rule. Such is fate and such was the destiny of the eighth and last Nizam of Hyderabad – Mukarram Jah. In a compelling narrative, Zubrzycki, Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Nature boy

  Since 1954, Sir David Attenborough has had what he calls ‘the dream job’ – circling the globe, studying nature and televising his discoveries. It has turned him into one of the world’s best-known and most trusted communicators.   At the age of Thursday, January 4th, 2018

NBR Chairman Nojibur made PM’s principal secretary

  Md Nojibur Rahman, the current NBR chairman and senior secretary of the Internal Resources Division, has been appointed as the principal secretary to the Prime Minister, according to sources at the public administration ministry.   He will succeed Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury.   Sources Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Khaled Mahmood’s second stint as BPDB chairman

  Engineer Khaled Mahmood has been reappointed Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) chairman for a two-year term after completion of his regular service as the chairman on December 22, says a statement.   He started his career at the Directorate of Programme of Thursday, January 4th, 2018

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
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