Stuck in an endless loop of corruption and violence

While the better private universities have realigned their focuses on creating a "whole" education with a 360-degree perspective, the public system has reached the nadir from which...

19h ago| Opinion

How did the Supreme Court start housing planning for Dhaka’s poor?

On August 20, 1999, over 5,000 slum dwellers mobilised from various informal settlements in Dhaka and gathered in the Supreme Court premises to protest the “wholesale eviction” that was underway...

1d ago| Opinion

India’s Sri Lanka policy faces challenge

India’s Neighbourhood First Policy once again faces a challenge in view of the economic meltdown and consequent political turmoil in Sri Lanka. India’s approach in dealing with the crisis in the...

2w ago| Opinion

Don’t normalise living in fear

Bangladesh is a nation that is being carried almost entirely by the labour of its underprivileged and uneducated people, who slave away at garment factories and toil abroad to send back remittances.

2w ago| Opinion

Everything that’s wrong with Bangladesh Railway

When was the last time we heard of any positive news about Bangladesh Railway (BR)? I don’t remember coming across any in recent years.

2w ago| Opinion

Maa, all the things I’ve been silent about

Maa, all the things I’ve been silent about are all the things that could’ve saved me.

We need a robust national emergency service

At a time when everyone is talking about making the national emergency helpline service more efficient—so that more people can get

The playbook of student politics needs an overhaul

The tragedy of two innocent by-standers’ lives squandered, hundreds injured, shops damaged and burnt, and business worth crores of taka during the

Ending deforestation by 2030: An empty promise?

Bangladesh is amazingly green. Yet, historically, our natural forests have always been limited. In 2000, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics estimated our total forest area to be 2.6 million...

Imran Khan’s downfall and the judiciary’s role in it

A fortuitous combination of several factors in the past few months have brought down the Imran Khan government in Pakistan.

Can traffic get any worse than this? Yes, it can.

Why is it that, no matter how many times we have experienced something unpleasant, we continue to do the exact same things we did before, expecting a different outcome?

What message does South Asia get from Sri Lanka?

Right now, Sri Lanka is going through its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948.