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Bangladesh in 2050: Vision of a climate resilient society

What will Bangladesh look like in 2050? A layman’s projection allows us to draw a picture of its basic parameters. In terms of population, Bangladesh can reach a number of 230-240 million, with an...

Skill set workers need for the future job market

As we fight to overcome the damages done by the Covid-19 pandemic and restart and recalibrate our economies, this is a golden opportunity to ask what we can do to prepare ourselves better for the...

Can we create an environmentally liveable Bangladesh?

Since independence, Dhaka’s population ballooned from just about 1.5 million to over 21 million, a 14-fold increase as opposed to 2.5-fold for the entire population of Bangladesh. Hence, for all...

Bangladesh and the ongoing technological revolution

In the last one year the coronavirus pandemic has infected more than a hundred million and killed more than two million people around the globe—the pandemic is not yet done.

An ideal vision of democracy in Bangladesh

Considering that there is no universally agreed definition of democracy, let alone an ideal democracy, any discussion on an ideal vision of democracy may well be deemed as a futile exercise.

Editor’s Note

As we celebrate the 50 years of our independence, no one can deny that Bangladesh has made tremendous progress in various social and economic indicators.

February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021

Editor’s Note

As we celebrate the 50 years of our independence, no one can deny that Bangladesh has made tremendous progress in various social and economic indicators.

February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021

An ideal vision of democracy in Bangladesh

Considering that there is no universally agreed definition of democracy, let alone an ideal democracy, any discussion on an ideal vision of democracy may well be deemed as a futile exercise.

February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021

Bangladesh and the ongoing technological revolution

In the last one year the coronavirus pandemic has infected more than a hundred million and killed more than two million people around the globe—the pandemic is not yet done.

February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021

Energy security and our future

Energy security is a difficult thing to analyse for a country because it is dependent on many factors. To assist in the analysis, researchers have identified four components of energy security: i)...

February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021

Branding Bangladesh: The ‘identity’ challenge

Identity matters. It matters most amid flux, which the 21st Century is riddled with. Compromising the past and adding “new” components always knock on identity doors. Distinguishing the non...

February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021

Vaccine nationalism, global public good and the poor

In a desperate move to inoculate from Covid-19, we are witnessing a kind of vaccine nationalism worldwide, which has manifested in a race to procure vaccine doses, particularly by those having the...

February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021

Future cities: A short guide to a Bengali urbanism

When al-Mansur laid the foundation of Baghdad in 762 on the banks of the Tigris, he imagined an ideal city in the shape of a round plan.

February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021

Citizen participation in sustainable rural development

Meaningful citizen participation is imperative for equitable development. Since rural development is a people-oriented programme, it is essential that people should take an active part in the rural...

February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021

How technology is changing business

Now that 2020 is over, it has become clear that things will not go back to how they used to be. Rather we will gravitate towards a new normal. And in this new normal technology will play a major...

February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021

Automation is inevitable, we must embrace it

When people write about automation, they often discuss it as if this is some futuristic development which will change the way we do business.