1d ago| RMG NOTES

Let’s give a new meaning to ‘Made in Bangladesh’

Made in Bangladesh” is a brand which now resonates around the world, thanks to the size and global reach of our RMG industry.

1d ago| STRAIGHT LINE

The invisible struggles of constables

Historically speaking, repression was the dominant feature of colonial policing, at least between 1930 and the Partition in 1947, and one cannot be certain if the attitude of the ruling...

2d ago| MACRO MIRROR

Violence against women stunts our economic growth

This year, Bangladesh celebrates its 50th birthday. These 50 years have been marked with several achievements and promises in economic and social areas.

3d ago| Opinion

Why does marital rape continue to be normalised?

Nothing that I have to say in this article in criticism of the failures in government policy is new or clever. It is merely the umpteenth rehashing of the anger and frustration that the women of...

3d ago| Opinion

Develop Chattogram’s drainage system before more lives are lost

Chattogram, the country’s second largest city and home to its main sea port, with an estimated population of 52 lakh people, has been suffering from serious water-logging and drainage issues for a...

3d ago| Opinion

Can humans settle on Mars once Earth becomes uninhabitable?

In 1920, American poet Robert Frost mused: “Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.” Frost held “with those who favour fire.”

4d ago| Opinion

Mainstreaming nature-based solutions into development in Bangladesh

On November 13, 2021, the two-week 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26, ended in Scotland with the participating nations agreeing upon the Glasgow Climate Pact.

5d ago| THE THIRD VIEW

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Our killer roads - Students have once again raised a vital issue

Just as we are making news as a role model of development, we are also attracting global attention as perhaps the only country in the world where school students need to demonstrate on the streets...

5d ago| Opinion

Refusing to Conform in Digital Spaces

Shoshi (not her real name) runs an online business on Facebook. This means having to deal with unwanted messages from men on a regular basis.

6d ago| Opinion

When will the anarchy on our roads end?

According to a study conducted by Nirapad Sarak Chai, a road safety movement led by actor and activist Ilias Kanchan, based on reports published by different media outlets, as many as 4,092 road...

6d ago| Opinion

Why is peace still missing in the CHT?

It has been 24 years since the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord was signed, yet the situation in the region is still overwhelmingly fragile.

1w ago| Opinion

How conforming to societal misogyny breeds gender-based violence

If I had to pick only one trait of my own that I admire, it would have to be my ability to adapt.

1w ago| Opinion

Student protests: A new life form is possible

The tragic road accident and the unfortunate death of Nayeem Hasan, a student of Notre Dame College, on November 24, sparked protests as fellow students took to the streets of Dhaka yet again. They...

1w ago| Opinion

Looking beyond the security dialogue on Afghanistan

The first conference of top national security officials of eight Asian countries on crisis-hit Afghanistan, hosted by India on November 10, sent out an important message relating to the need for...

Is smart density the way forward for Bangladesh?

Going around in Dhaka could be overwhelming. The city seems overburdened with the impossible weight of people, buildings, vehicles, rickshaws, noise, carbon emission, and nonstop activities.

December 8, 2021
December 8, 2021

Murad’s mind-numbing misogyny

State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murad Hassan has been made to resign from his post, at the specific instructions of the prime minister of Bangladesh, and women across the country...

December 8, 2021
December 8, 2021

Should you chase awards?

A gentleman does not. But a man not so gentle does. A genuine award from a respectable organisation becomes a thing of joy, but an award given by a shady group to a questionable character raises...

December 8, 2021
December 8, 2021

Indigenous Women and the Coloniality of Gender

Violence against women is normalised in our societies to such an extent that it is almost invisible, like the air we breathe.

December 8, 2021
December 8, 2021

COP26: Deepening chasms between reality and expectations

As the world’s biggest conference on climate change drew to an end last month in Glasgow, we cannot but help look back at what was said and heard.

December 7, 2021
December 7, 2021

Why are Rohingya women and girls so unsafe in refugee camps?

One in four Rohingya women and girls in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, has suffered gender-based violence (GBV), according to data gathered by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in...

December 7, 2021
December 7, 2021

What the world needs is a little ‘kamlangjai’

In today’s increasingly globalised world, where news from every corner is available at a click, we are often exposed to a myriad issues facing humanity.

December 7, 2021
December 7, 2021

Let’s give a new meaning to ‘Made in Bangladesh’

Made in Bangladesh” is a brand which now resonates around the world, thanks to the size and global reach of our RMG industry.

December 7, 2021
December 7, 2021

The invisible struggles of constables

Historically speaking, repression was the dominant feature of colonial policing, at least between 1930 and the Partition in 1947, and one cannot be certain if the attitude of the ruling...

December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021

A bond that was forged by war

“This is my last message. From today, Bangladesh is a sovereign and independent country…,” these words of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman demolished the Pakistan that was created on August 14,...

December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021

A defining moment in history

Fifty years ago, on this very day, India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi announced her government’s decision to formally accord recognition to Bangladesh as a sovereign and an independent state.