Eresh Omar Jamal

THE OVERTON WINDOW

The writer is a member of the Editorial team, The Daily Star. His Twitter handle is: @EreshOmarJamal

March 23, 2022
March 23, 2022

‘Inflationary pressure higher than what official figure suggests’

Hossain Zillur Rahman, executive chairman of the Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC), talks about inflation and the discrepancy between official and real data in a conversation with...

February 27, 2022
February 27, 2022

‘Political will is the missing catalyst for quality education’

Dr Manzoor Ahmed, professor emeritus at Brac University and vice-chair of the Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE) Council, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star about a new book, of which...

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

Our youth are craving opportunities

In a first-of-its-kind study, the Economic Relations Division (ERD) under the finance ministry found that around 1.6 million young people lost their jobs and about 20 million youths faced income...

January 14, 2022
January 14, 2022

Is Bangladesh Bank’s new decision good for the banking sector?

Over the years, experts have identified two major problems in Bangladesh’s banking sector.

December 22, 2021
December 22, 2021

‘Prosecuting Assange will have a devastating impact on press freedom’

Stefania Maurizi is an investigative journalist working for the Italian daily Il Fatto Quotidiano. She has worked on all WikiLeaks releases of secret documents and partnered with Glenn Greenwald to...

November 1, 2021
November 1, 2021

In a climate of exploitation, marginalised groups are easy pickings

Dr Iftekharuzzaman, executive director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), speaks to Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star about the discrimination faced by marginalised communities and...

October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021

‘There can be no excuse for not formulating the EC law’

Dr Badiul Alam Majumdar is global vice-president and country director, The Hunger Project, and secretary of Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan). In this interview with Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily...

October 10, 2021
October 10, 2021

‘Mental health has always been a neglected issue’

Dr Mehtab Khanam is Honorary Professor, Department of Psychology, Dhaka University, and a renowned psychotherapist. In an interview with Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star, Dr Khanam talks about...

September 30, 2021
September 30, 2021

Development for whose benefit?

When we ask the question, “Who should development benefit?”, the answer should be quite straightforward: “the people.” But in reality, that is not often the case.

September 23, 2021
September 23, 2021

Time to address the growing wealth gap in Bangladesh

In a recent report, the World Bank stated that better targeted social protection programmes and reallocation of existing transfers to the poorest segment of society could reduce poverty from 36...