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    Fantasy of men of Hindutva about Kashmiri girls

    Jaya Sharma | Updated at 12:00am on September 10, 2019

    MUCH has been written about the excitement of Hindu nationalist men at the prospect of being able to marry Kashmiri ‘girls’, but a question still remains. Why in the world would Kashmiri ‘girls’, or at least those...

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    Challenges of preventing suicide in Bangladesh

    S M Yasir Arafat | Updated at 12:00am on September 10, 2019

    SUICIDE is a complex, multi-causal, global preventable public health problem and it an under researched phenomenon in Bangladesh. The World Health Organization estimated that, about 10,000 deaths by...

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    Any war on terror is bullshit

    Nicky Reid | Updated at 12:00am on September 10, 2019

    The saying goes that the greatest trick the devil ever played was fooling the world that he doesn’t exist. I’ve long said that the greatest trick the state ever played was fooling the world that only its...

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    Development must not harm environment

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 10, 2019

    DISREGARD for environment is all but glaringly visible in all sectors of development. Unplanned development policies and consequent action relegate environment issues to secondary considerations, which will...

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    Ruling party must discipline its student wing

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 10, 2019

    THE Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student wing of the ruling Awami League, has historically played a significant role in our struggle for independence and the anti-autocratic movement of the late 1980s. It has, however, recently...

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    Is ‘Free Nazanin’ campaign going to be shelved?

    Zeenat Khan | Updated at 12:00am on September 09, 2019

    FOR a decade, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a 41-year-old British-Iranian woman, had a normal life in north London. She had a home, a job, husband and a...

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    Revolution, amity and decline

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on September 09, 2019

    ROBERT Mugabe is the sort of figure that always caused discomfort. He was a permanent revolutionary, becoming, in time, the despotic ruler who frittered away revolutionary gain. He played multiple roles...

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    Need for quality childhood learning

    Mohammad Elius Hossain | Updated at 12:00am on September 09, 2019

    HOW ethical a child will grow up to be, how much of national ideals and spirits they will uphold and how keen a sense of...

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    Concealing the truth

    Chandra Muzaffar | Updated at 12:00am on September 09, 2019

    CONCEALING the truth from the people is not unusual in politics. It is perhaps more pronounced in global politics partly because it is more difficult to hold powerful global actors accountable. That might is...

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    A heartening win for women’s cricket team

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 09, 2019

    THE women’s cricket team of Bangladesh finished the ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 in Dundee on Saturday having blown away Thailand by 70 runs in the final. This has been the...

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