Opinion

October 25, 2021
October 25, 2021

To understand communal violence, we must dig deeper

Communal tensions in Bangladesh have recently escalated to an alarming level.

October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021

Regional efforts needed to end Afghanistan’s woes

The Islamic State-Khorasan Province (IS-K) is emerging as a major threat to peace in Afghanistan, proving the Taliban’s previous judgement of their capabilities wrong.

October 10, 2021
October 10, 2021

Pandora Papers: What does it reveal about the shadow economy?

The biggest journalistic partnership in history—consisting of more than 600 journalists from 150 media outlets, including the BBC, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Radio France and Indian Express...

October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021

Covered drains and safe walkways: Is that too much to ask for?

Sehrin Mahbub Sadia, 19, was returning home with her grandfather and uncle on the night of September 27. A first-year Honours student at a local university of Chattogram,

October 3, 2021
October 3, 2021

Who will speak for the Rohingya refugees now?

Mohib Ullah and his family walked for eight days before they could reach Bangladesh. The former Rakhine state schoolteacher lived, lived amidst constant death threats for a week, when the Tatmadaw...

September 29, 2021
September 29, 2021

When development is force-fed

A city corporation taking measures to widen roads and footpaths and improve the drainage system should ideally be good news for the locals.

September 24, 2021
September 24, 2021

Where has all the money gone?

Evaly was known for its mega discounts and 150 percent cashback offers. The company—once the second-largest e-commerce platform in Bangladesh—is now recognised as a front for a massive Ponzi scheme...

September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021

The shaky roots of democracy revealed by a pandemic

Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of change around the world. From the way we live and work to the way we think and act—everything has gone through dramatic change due to the ongoing pandemic.

September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021

We need a solid Covid-19 management plan

Bangladesh’s second special mass vaccination drive at the city corporation levels was held from September 7 to 9.

September 9, 2021
September 9, 2021

Vaccinating children is a nice gesture but a bad plan

As the world races to achieve immunity from Covid-19 with effective vaccination drives, immunisation campaigns are in progress in Bangladesh as well—albeit with some hiccups.