- February 20, 2017
Why not try out a system that works in the US, India, Australia, and Canada?It is quite legitimate to wonder why, during its multiple previous terms in office, the BNP ignored making the constitutional changes to state governance that it unveiled in its concluded sixth National Council.
If critics wonder about the motives behind such an about-turn, they can be forgiven. But, legitimate doubts about motives aside, at least one proposal put forward by the BNP needs to be weighed on its own intrinsic merits.READ MORE
Why do we lack the decency to treat fellow citizens as equals?I feel it far more on trips, probably because at airports and on airplanes there is a certain levelling effect that spares only the mightiest of the mighty like heads of state and military chiefs of staff.
It happened again on my trip earlier this month to Washington, DC where I was there for an extended weekend, for both business and pleasure.READ MORE
Both Yaqub Khan and Boutros-Ghali were faced with decisions on genocideThe relatively unheralded deaths of two global statesmen within weeks of each other this year lends a curious, and yet ironic, human face to the perpetual dichotomy between peace-makers and warriors, politicians and soldiers, prejudice and pride. Yet, what underlines their respective moments in life is their role in one of the most ancient rituals of human conflict: Genocide.READ MORE
Were things really better in the past?Ah … the good old days.
When politicians were honest.
When journalists had ethics.
When young people had morals.
When students were studious and diligent.
When … well, you get the picture. Such musings of nostalgia often help us cope with a world around us that seems, feels, and sounds like a bewildering zoo of petty people bent on expressing evil in big doses and small.READ MORE