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Feckless response to Egypt’s...

Feckless response to Egypt’s...

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Fri, Aug 16 2013

The Obama administration must stop trying to be the opposite of the Bush administration Tepid...

The eternal flame

The eternal flame

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Fri, Aug 16 2013

Even in the midst of military provocations, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was an ardent advocate of democracy...

Dealing with a new Shylock?

Dealing with a new Shylock?

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Thu, Aug 15 2013

Britain has come up with this idea of restricting visitors through a visa bond scheme When the...

The unsettled Israel-Palestine peace...

The unsettled Israel-Palestine peace...

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Thu, Aug 15 2013

It’s unclear what role Netanyahu will play in this decisive political confrontation which will be no...

‘Hawa Bhaban’ and the future of...

‘Hawa Bhaban’ and the future of...

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Thu, Aug 15 2013

Corruption and favours to party stalwarts and loyalists have increased many-folds during the last four...

A ‘secondhand’ account

A ‘secondhand’ account

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Thu, Aug 15 2013

While I tread the streets of Dhaka around August, and the famous racecourse address plays, I can tell...

Lessons for today’s Bangladeshi...

Lessons for today’s Bangladeshi...

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Wed, Aug 14 2013

The youth can no longer afford to think that ‘politics in this country have become too dirty;...

Preserving a legacy

Preserving a legacy

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Wed, Aug 14 2013

His is a legacy of pride, valour and resilience through inspiration, for he was a charismatic leader...

Bangladesh: Terror threat for the...

Bangladesh: Terror threat for the...

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Tue, Aug 13 2013

Dhaka is one of Washington’s partners in its war on terror and these two countries have done...

Am I not old now?

Am I not old now?

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Tue, Aug 13 2013

Everyone is not Tagore. We can’t all communicate with the young like he did A young boy once asked...

As Afghan endgame looms, India-Pakistan...

As Afghan endgame looms, India-Pakistan...

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Tue, Aug 13 2013

Anti-Indian sentiment in Kashmir provides fertile ground for reviving the militancy that roiled the region...

Has the Shahbagh spring failed?

Has the Shahbagh spring failed?

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Mon, Aug 12 2013

Shahbagh has lit the candle for us and light will always defeat the dark Now that the BNP alliance...

Gitmo: Force-fed ‘torture’ or humane...

Gitmo: Force-fed ‘torture’ or humane...

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Mon, Aug 12 2013

There is, though, a vast gulf between the official line expressed by Guantanamo officials and testimony...

Education: privilege or basic...

Education: privilege or basic...

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Mon, Aug 12 2013

Education promotes equality and denounces barbaric acts of repression and exploitation The developmental...

Snowden’s frost

Snowden’s frost

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Sun, Aug 11 2013

How one whistle-blower revives the cold war era It is only apt that a person named Snowden should...

Filmmaker tests limits of freedom in...

Filmmaker tests limits of freedom in...

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Sun, Aug 11 2013

The movie would have been banned just a couple years ago when the military ran the country, and the...

Fundamentally open-minded

Fundamentally open-minded

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Sun, Aug 11 2013

On the fundamentalisms in the perceived openness of the world The idea of an open society pre-dates...

The economics of zakat

The economics of zakat

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Sat, Aug 10 2013

The truly needy should be targeted as beneficiaries for zakat money A television reporter interviewed...

India’s need to fulfil Bangladesh...

India’s need to fulfil Bangladesh...

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Wed, Aug 7 2013

The UPA government has used several excuses to explain its inability to deliver on its promises to...

Shifting away from Boro

Shifting away from Boro

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Tue, Aug 6 2013

Farmers choice is positive change in crop selection On July 30, Dhaka Tribune published an informative...

Time to burst the bubble

Time to burst the bubble

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Tue, Aug 6 2013

The gap between Bangla and English medium needs to be bridged Less than 1% of the student population...