15h ago| Opinion

Some lessons from the untimely Teesta flood

An untimely flood wreaked havoc on the Teesta basin in Bangladesh, beginning on the night of Wednesday, October 20. A sudden onrush of Teesta water flooded the area to a level that has not been...

15h ago| Opinion

Why be ashamed, why not protest?

Till 1990, we lived mostly under military ruling, apart from a brief period of three and a half years at the beginning.

15h ago| Opinion

Fazlul Huq and the Bangalee Muslim question

The phrase “Bangalee Muslim” is generally regarded as a “living oxymoron,” and the Bangalee Muslims are considered to be perennially trapped in a dilemma of identity over their Bangaleeness and...

3d ago| Opinion

What does it say about our society when a child bride sets herself on fire?

Upon reading the news headline for the incident I am about to discuss, I only felt a momentary, dull pain in my gut or thereabouts. Because while it is a shocking incident that would rob you of...

3d ago| Opinion

Can the Great Powers avoid war?

As tensions over the Taiwan Strait mount, everyone needs to think about whether war is inevitable. Ukrainian revolutionary Leon Trotsky once said: “You may not be interested in war, but war is...

4d ago| THE THIRD VIEW

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Imbibing 1971 values in our post-liberation generation

Never on the soil of independent Bangladesh would anyone ever have to suffer because of his or her religion.

October 26, 2021
October 26, 2021

Fazlul Huq and the Bangalee Muslim question

The phrase “Bangalee Muslim” is generally regarded as a “living oxymoron,” and the Bangalee Muslims are considered to be perennially trapped in a dilemma of identity over their Bangaleeness and...

October 26, 2021
October 26, 2021

Why be ashamed, why not protest?

Till 1990, we lived mostly under military ruling, apart from a brief period of three and a half years at the beginning.

October 26, 2021
October 26, 2021

Some lessons from the untimely Teesta flood

An untimely flood wreaked havoc on the Teesta basin in Bangladesh, beginning on the night of Wednesday, October 20. A sudden onrush of Teesta water flooded the area to a level that has not been...

October 25, 2021
October 25, 2021

China’s 50 years in UN: Epitomising advocacy of multilateralism towards sustainable peace

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the lawful seat of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the United Nations, a historic event that will be solemnly commemorated by the PRC.

October 25, 2021
October 25, 2021

A requiem for a freedom fighter

On August 21, 2021, I lost a course mate, a fellow freedom fighter and a dear friend of mine, Major Muqtadir Ali, which was shocking to me, as he had always maintained a healthy lifestyle.

October 25, 2021
October 25, 2021

Better strategy for climate finance is key to COP26 success

It is now well-recognised that the impacts of climate change will have significant economic costs in climate vulnerable countries.

October 25, 2021
October 25, 2021

Is Bangladesh’s apparel sector ready for industry 4.0?

The footprint of Bangladesh in the global apparel industry can be traced back to the early 1980s, and by now the industry has achieved phenomenal growth in exports.

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 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

The poisonous politics of communalism

While commenting on the unfortunate and shameful incidents triggered by the alleged desecration of Islamic scriptures in Cumilla,

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

Elbowed out by an open mind; sequel to ‘mind block’

Our wedding feasts are not the usual places to showcase our best behaviour. Reaching out to fetch a bowl of rezala over the next guy, tossing a shami kebab to a needy friend beyond the reach of...