Essays

Suranjit’s void will be irreplaceable

  The country’s political sphere lost another star as a former minister and Bangladesh Awami League Presidium member Suranjit Sengupta breathed his last Sunday. Unanimous sentiments were conveyed by his peers, as well as the general people that his loss will Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Addressing Inequalities and the Quest for a Just World

  (World Social Science Report 2016 | Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World, Published by UNESCO, in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and International Social Science Council, ISBN: 978-92-3-100164-2, Pages: 361)   Inequality is one of the Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

A Beginner’s Guide to Research

  (Gabeshanay Hatekhadri by Ragib Hasan, Published by Mamun Or Rashid of Adarsha, 176, Fakirerpool, Dhaka-1000, First Published in February, 2015, ISBN: 978-984-8875-88-9, Pages 91)   Research comprises “creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

The State of Global Youth Development

  (Global Youth Development Index and Report 2016, Published by the Commonwealth Secretariat, Pages: 168, ISBN (e-book): 978-1-84859-053-6)   The world’s youth population is at an all-time high, at 1.8 billion people aged 15 to 29. Young people have huge aspirations and vast Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Into the void

  Hashemi Rafsanjani, who passed away this week, was for long the moderate anchor of the Islamic Revolution. His shoes will not be easily filled.   Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, chairman of the Expediency Council and former president of Iran, passed away at the Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Adieu Om Puri

  Bollywood loses one of its greatest method actors   It is now official, actors will find it difficult to surpass the legacy of the great Om Puri, one of the finest method actors to come out of Indian cinema.   An alumnus of Film Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Women’s Leadership Role in Politics and Development

  (The Impact of Women's Political Leadership on Democracy and Development, by Farah Deeba Chowdhury, Margaret Wilson, Colleen Lowe Morna and Mukayi Makaya Magarangom, Published by the Commonwealth Secretariat, December 2013, ISBN: 9781848591677 (PDF), Pages: 90)   Women’s leadership role in political spheres Thursday, December 29th, 2016

George Michael UK’s Pop Icon shall be missed

  Last Christmas I gave you my heart But the very next day you gave it away   It seems to be morbidly befitting that singer George Michael’s death resembled the very lines which made him famous the first place. One of UK’s most talented and Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Bangladesh leads on migration discussions

  People do not make the decision to leave their homes lightly, but sometimes circumstances compel them to move.  Many Bangladeshis leave home to pursue opportunities in the wider world. And tensions, conflict, and discrimination inside neighboring Burma have, over the Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Listening to the Naysayers: A Perspective of Bangladesh

  The practice of paying almost no-attention to the people who naysay anything is so common in Bangladesh. Instead, the yea-sayers are welcomed and rewarded even if sometimes they are wrong at saying anything. This situation seems to be prevailing in Thursday, December 15th, 2016
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