Conversations

‘The middle class is transforming’

  Stratification has been more prominent than ever   Hossain Zillur Rahman, an economist and former adviser to the caretaker government, has seen a major transformation of Bangladeshi middle class in the recent decades–change that has resulted in development of a vibrant market Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

‘The most rewarding assignment yet’

  The EU’s point-man in Dhaka for the last three years says goodbye on a positive note.   The European Union (EU) is a strong partner of Bangladesh, as reflected in their robust trade relations underpinned by the EBA (Everything But Arms) market Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Bishwajit Goswami’s Austrian voyage and revelations

  The acclaimed artist’s venture into this European country was fruitful in introducing Bangladeshi art to the uninitiated   After scores of successful exhibitions, workshops and art camps, renowned artist and faculty of fine arts Bishwajit Goswami was recently in Austria for a Saturday, August 19th, 2017

“Demand supply gap in information widening”

  Dr Riti Ibrahim, in conversation with Dhaka Courier, also sees discrepancy in sources of industrial data   Information has become one of the most sellable things in modern business, with Bangladesh still lagging behind, leaving the gap between the demand and the Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

‘The world is noticing opportunities in Bangladesh’

  Bangladesh and Singapore have always enjoyed friendly bilateral relations over the last four-and-half decades since the establishment of diplomatic relations in February 1972. The Head of the Singapore Consulate here, Darryl Lau, will be leaving soon after Eid-ul-Fitr completing his Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

‘Long-term interests should dictate engagement’

  Pre-eminent political scientist and chair of the Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University, Dr Ali Riaz, answers three key questions relating to Bangladesh as part of the Belt and Road Initiative, and how it plays off against Thursday, May 25th, 2017

“You can’t hope to control the flow of information any longer”

  Matiur Rahman, Editor and publisher of Prothom Alo is one of the most respected journalists in South Asia. In an editorial career spanning 47 years, he has founded and managed some of Bangladesh’s most successful newspapers. He won the Ramon Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Hasina, Modi, Mamata: The Triangular Tryst with Trust

  AK Fazlul Huq  turned to the Muslim League for support for a coalition government, and obtained it. This had significant impact on the future of Bengal politics. First, it led to a closing of ranks among the Muslims of ‘ashraf’ Thursday, May 11th, 2017

In conversation with Shahidul Alam, the quintessential photographer

  Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before taking up photography, concentrating on issues of social justice. A former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the award-winning Drik agency, the Bangladesh Photographic Institute and Pathshala, the South Thursday, May 11th, 2017

From Climate Change to Collapsed States

  Major General A N M Muniruzzaman, ndc, psc (Retd), President of the security think-tank Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies, was invited to give a briefing at a consultative meeting of the UN Security Council at the UN headquarters Thursday, May 4th, 2017
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