1d ago| Opinion

Fortifying food: An effective strategy to combat hidden hunger

Bangladesh, despite being one of the world’s fastest-growing economies with exceptional GDP growth, was unable to avoid extreme food insecurity during the pandemic,

1d ago| A Closer Look

What Taliban resurgence means for the region

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

2d ago| Opinion

Workers treated as cogs in a system that only sees profit

“Thousands of garment workers yesterday returned to work in industrial belts in Dhaka and elsewhere amid the nationwide shutdown, raising fears of a rapid spread of the novel coronavirus…”—this was...

3d ago| In Focus

'It was like the morning after a nuclear attack'

The following is the field report on trip to Jessore, Khulna, Chalna and Kushtia submitted by Hendrik Van der Heijden, Economist, Pakistan Division, the World Bank, dated June 23, 1971.

1w ago| In Focus

The Dhaka Muslin Industry

The subject of this paper is the old muslin industry of Dacca [Dhaka] and its neighborhood. I shall not deal in this article with the Muslins produced here with British yarn.

2w ago| In Focus

The China wave in literature

At the Hay Dhaka Literary Festival of 2012 the celebrated Indian writer Vikram Seth, after reading some of his fine translations of Chinese poetry, remarked that he found it odd that his fellow...