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How inequality works

Inequality has been named as a culprit in the populist incursions of 2016 and 2017. But what is inequality, and what role does it play in inhibiting or encouraging growth, or in undermining...

Another brutal year for children

AS we look back at the previous year which saw an increase of violence against children we must take a vow to play our part to make 2018 a better year for children. It is really hard to drive away...

Why Dhaka's liveability is only worsening

DHAKA, the capital of Bangladesh, and one of the fastest growing cities of the world, has been infamous for a while for being over-populated, traffic congested, waterlogged (urban flooding) and...

January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018

Events that defined 2017

DEVASTATION IN THE WAKE OF FLOODS

January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018

Stealing the populists' clothes

TWO cheers for US President Donald Trump. Without him, the West would still regard populism as a problem unique to Central and Eastern Europe. Yet Trump's presidency is as clear a...

January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018

A year of renewed climate commitments

FOR the growing share of the world's population that understands the existential threat posed by climate change, the beginning of 2017 brought a sense of trepidation. In fact, collective angst...

January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018

Creating our own language in film

FOR a director, completely objective analysis of cinema is difficult. So, I was in a dilemma when I sat down to write this piece for The Daily Star about Bangladeshi cinema, its language, the...

January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018

Why Dhaka's liveability is only worsening

DHAKA, the capital of Bangladesh, and one of the fastest growing cities of the world, has been infamous for a while for being over-populated, traffic congested, waterlogged (urban flooding) and...

January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018

Another brutal year for children

AS we look back at the previous year which saw an increase of violence against children we must take a vow to play our part to make 2018 a better year for children. It is really hard to drive away...

January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018

How inequality works

Inequality has been named as a culprit in the populist incursions of 2016 and 2017. But what is inequality, and what role does it play in inhibiting or encouraging growth, or in undermining...

January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018

The new normal?

IT is customary for the government and indeed a large part of Bangladeshi society to meet news of violence against minorities either as acts committed by fundamentalist or extremist groups or as...

January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018

Rohingya crisis: A postscript

THE year 2017 will be remembered for many reasons but the most significant of these is perhaps the Rohingya crisis.