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In this deadly algebra, the loser will...

In this deadly algebra, the loser will...

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Thu, Jan 29 2015

We are now divided only on the basis of which of the two evils will stave off the total collapse of BangladeshThere...

The death of an illicit whisperer

The death of an illicit whisperer

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Wed, Jan 28 2015

There was something in the enthusiasm of the Bangladesh solidarity initiatives that didn’t quite fit...

A brief for the ambassador

A brief for the ambassador

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Wed, Jan 28 2015

Tidal surges, cyclones, or even strikes and blockades can’t do much deter to themWe welcome the newest...

Should security be private?

Should security be private?

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Wed, Jan 28 2015

In much of Dhaka, the first line of defense against crime stands just over five and a half feet tall,...

Fight another day

Fight another day

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Tue, Jan 27 2015

The power players are divided; and when one group has the power, the other group has to go to any extent...

All eyes on Shakib

All eyes on Shakib

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Tue, Jan 27 2015

Shakib has brought a glimmer of hope to the bleak-seeming future of the nationIt is not new that cricket...

Obama leads the world to India

Obama leads the world to India

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Tue, Jan 27 2015

India and America are, at long last, at a crossroads from where they can travel togetherRelations between...

A right, without interference

A right, without interference

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Mon, Jan 26 2015

Illegal surveillance, using advanced technology that may not even be available to the masses, is a favourite...

The small things  of God

The small things of God

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Mon, Jan 26 2015

 “Dad, why am I a Christian and not a Muslim?” “Son, it’s because we...

Politics is a game, football is...

Politics is a game, football is...

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Mon, Jan 26 2015

In football, you keep passing the ball. In Bangladeshi politics, we keep passing the buckI was surprised...

The biggest patriots of all

The biggest patriots of all

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Sun, Jan 25 2015

The blockades continue to eclipse our regular lives in a way that makes us feel like aliens in our own...

Private grief, public moment

Private grief, public moment

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Sun, Jan 25 2015

Koko was the younger brother on whom the cameras lingered less oftenThe death of Arafat Rahman Koko was...

Originality killed the copycat

Originality killed the copycat

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Sun, Jan 25 2015

Banning better foreign productions is never a way to invigorate one’s own industryI love to walk around...

Get smart

Get smart

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Sat, Jan 24 2015

Trying to control the digital world through analogue policymaking was as futile an undertaking as trying...

A non-dynastic PM

A non-dynastic PM

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Sat, Jan 24 2015

BNP needs a game-changer at this point. And they owe it to the people of BangladeshIn the current conflict...

Governing (for) the people

Governing (for) the people

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Sat, Jan 24 2015

If the point of an election campaign is for a party to hold on to power, whatever the cost, then they...

Dhaka is no Rome

Dhaka is no Rome

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Fri, Jan 23 2015

In modern democracies, disputes are not resolved by sword or violence, but by negotiations and discussionsThe...

Who loves us?

Who loves us?

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Fri, Jan 23 2015

Killing citizens and burning vehicles are not what make a democracyI am not the best person to be discussing...

The absurdity of canine insults

The absurdity of canine insults

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Fri, Jan 23 2015

Today, dogs do everything from detecting cancer, giving assistance to the blind, guarding homes and hearths,...

What Tarique should have said

What Tarique should have said

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Thu, Jan 22 2015

The statesmanlike and intelligent thing would have been for him to release a statement acknowledging...

And Teesta weeps

And Teesta weeps

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Thu, Jan 22 2015

The government of West Bengal has diverted almost all of Teesta’s water, leaving little for BangladeshThe...