Essays

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

About schools on courtyards

  Uthan School-er Kotha (About Courtyard Schools) is a compilation of writings on education centres to help poor children learn their class lessons, which were printed in the Shikkhalok, an education bulletin published by CDIP (Centre for Development Innovation and Practices), Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Addressing Sexual Violence through Education

  Out in the Open: Education sector responses to violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, Published in 2016 by UNESCO, Pages: 142, ISBN 978-92-3-100150-5   “No violence against children is justifiable; all violence against children is preventable.” -- UN Global Study on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Challenges and Opportunities for Women at Work

  Women at Work: Trends 2016, Published by International Labour Organization (ILO), 2016, ISBN: 978-92-2-130795-2, Pages 138   We are living in the world which is undergoing deep changes and global challenges affecting both women and men. Throughout their working lives, women have Thursday, October 26th, 2017

The quest for equitable investment in education

  “Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages.” – Article 26, Universal Declaration of Human Rights   Education is a powerful instrument to break the cycle of poverty and disadvantage for individuals, Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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