- February 20, 2017
The game is the same. The substance has merely changed
The news that the Indian authorities would be clamping down on illegal codeine-based Phensidyl cough syrup near the Bangladesh border made considerable headlines in the Bangladesh media recently. After about two decades of ravaging Bangladesh, finally, the “Dyl” (pronounced “Dail”) will see its diabolical grip loosened.
Bank robberies have come a long way since the days of masked men with revolversOk, just to warn you in advance, this is a rather informal look at the culture of stealing from banks. It’s certainly unfortunate that Bangladesh had to be the victim of such a heist, but maybe this was necessary to wake us up from some kind of a slumber. Such an act would have happened today or tomorrow, the relief is that the amount could have been far more, mind-bogglingly more.READ MORE
Government officials are here to serve the people, not the other way round
Just four days after the celebration of International Women’s Day, we have had an incident right here in our megacity which shows that, despite the presence of a variety of social evils plus entrenched prejudices which often seem ineradicable, women in Bangladesh have learned to be assertive.
The Tigers can now aspire to beat the best I was never a major cricket fan. That is, until 1997, when Bangladesh won the ICC trophy, beating Kenya. 19 years later, cricket has become the “lifeblood” here in Bangladesh, but more than that, the sport and our ever-improving performance on the field have intertwined with the success of the country in textiles, meeting MDGs, and maintaining a stable economic growth.READ MORE