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Killer nation

Killer nation

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Wed, Feb 5 2014

Treachery and betrayal too were batons handed over to newer generations, passed over from the previous...

Rethinking democratic practice in...

Rethinking democratic practice in...

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Tue, Feb 4 2014

Tragically, after 42 years as an independent nation state, our democratic aspirations still remain frustratedThe...

Chhatra League once again

Chhatra League once again

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Tue, Feb 4 2014

Until the major political parties stop using their student wings as musclemen, the violence will not...

Fix the upazila system

Fix the upazila system

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Tue, Feb 4 2014

Ensuring elections will not be enough. The need of the hour is to fully empower the UPs, so that they...

Limits of acceptability

Limits of acceptability

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Mon, Feb 3 2014

Calling a hat a chair works for only so long. By ordinary standards, this time limit has expired“No...

All offenders must stand trial

All offenders must stand trial

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Mon, Feb 3 2014

With war-loving and deprived groups actively working to disrupt the mainland peace, we cannot expect...

A feeling of emptiness

A feeling of emptiness

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Mon, Feb 3 2014

Play for the logo on the front of your shirt, not the name on the backThe empty stands at the Mirpur...

Velvet nostalgia

Velvet nostalgia

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Sun, Feb 2 2014

People could not be music fans/musicians if they were not regulars at the ‘Elephant Road Coffee House...

Turn it down

Turn it down

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Sun, Feb 2 2014

While one can’t wish away the traffic, would it be too hard to refrain from excessively honking the horns?The...

Why the dialogue?

Why the dialogue?

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Sun, Feb 2 2014

A national dialogue involving all parties and stakeholders is a must if we want peace, stability, rule...

Time to ban student politics?

Time to ban student politics?

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Sat, Feb 1 2014

Student politics, at one time, was the pride of the nation. That is no longer the case – it has caused...

The progress so far

The progress so far

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Sat, Feb 1 2014

The MDG report card of Bangladesh says solid progress has been made, particularly in povertyIn 2000,...

The other law

The other law

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Sat, Feb 1 2014

There remains a misconception about Sharia law, which needs to be explained In January 2001, a bench...

Biman, Cobain, and the leaving of a...

Biman, Cobain, and the leaving of a...

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Fri, Jan 31 2014

Would the world be better off if all the talent and money in advertising was used in other ways?Biman...

Poor and dead

Poor and dead

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Fri, Jan 31 2014

Whoever chooses to write a social history of Pakistan will find it difficult to pinpoint the exact moment...

The burden of uncertainty

The burden of uncertainty

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Fri, Jan 31 2014

We hope that the peace we have experienced the past week will prevailAs politicians fight over power,...

Bait and switch

Bait and switch

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Thu, Jan 30 2014

To now attempt to move away from the pre-election understanding shows shockingly bad faithWell, here...

Sense and sensitivity

Sense and sensitivity

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Thu, Jan 30 2014

What the leaders do or practice has a ripple effect on the society. They trickle down and creep into...

Hurting development

Hurting development

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Thu, Jan 30 2014

A solution will emerge, and communities will regain confidenceA 45-year-old rickshaw-puller, Habibur...

Through Love’s Great Power

Through Love’s Great Power

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Wed, Jan 29 2014

Op-Lit from Vikram Seth  Through love’s great power to be made whole In mind and body,...

Blankets from banks

Blankets from banks

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Wed, Jan 29 2014

I found our friends and colleagues to be very interested in the raising and distribution of relief goods,...