Tasneem Tayeb

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August 17, 2021
August 17, 2021

Kabul falls. What’s next?

November 13, 2001: A victorious United Islamic Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan, popularly known as the Afghan Northern Alliance—an anti-Taliban joint military front—entered Kabul supported...

August 14, 2021
August 14, 2021

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who are we laughing at?

Some of us are born entertainers. It can be a boon or a curse, as the fallen star Pori Moni is now finding out. Even in her darkest hour, she has her audience held in rapt attention. People are...

August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021

The hasty retreat of its western allies leaves Afghanistan in a deeper hole

Afghanistan is turning into a bloody mess. With the United States withdrawing its troops from the nation—a move seen by many as premature and not well-meditated—and the Taliban gaining ground at...

August 4, 2021
August 4, 2021

What Taliban resurgence means for the region

Nazar Mohammad, popularly known as Khasha Zwan, was an Afghan comedian.

July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021

Vaccine procurement and a lack of transparency

Bangladesh’s Covid-19 cases are on the rise again. On July 27, the country registered the highest number of daily Covid-related deaths so far: 258.

July 17, 2021
July 17, 2021

What awaits Afghan women?

They have endured horrific floggings and beatings in public, they have endured violence at home, their access to education and healthcare have been restricted, and they have even been stoned to...

July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021

Dengue: an added worry amidst the pandemic

Dengue cases in the country are on the rise again—since June, there has been a surge in the number of dengue patients seeking treatment in various hospitals.

July 5, 2021
July 5, 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic: What’s wrong with our oxygen supply?

Abdul Matin, retired headmaster of Badshail High School, died at Mohammad Ali Hospital in Bogura on Friday morning.

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

Can we make lockdown work this time around?

As the country scrambles to curb the spread of Covid-19, we will be entering yet another lockdown. The current infection rate stands at 23.86 percent, with specific regions crumbling under...

June 23, 2021
June 23, 2021

Fighting the Delta variant: Do we have a plan?

Covid-19 cases in the country are on the rise again. While infections had seen a drop in May with the infection rate coming down to 7.91 percent on the 29th of that month, the infection rates are...