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Monwarul Islam

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    Fighting inequality virus is what counts

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on February 07, 2021

    THE recent annual report on inequality by Oxfam International is tellingly titled ‘The Inequality Virus.’ It is a virus that has for long been plagued...

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    In the absence of the political

    by Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on January 22, 2021

    ‘Party squabbles are occasionally on public display, and there is a frantic and continuous politics among factions of the party, interest groups, competing corporate powers...

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    Neglecting the people who contribute the most

    by Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on January 01, 2021

    WE NEGLECT, mistreat and marginalise those who contribute the most to the economy and who, in reality, feed us. It is not that only the...

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    Paradox of growth and corruption

    by Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2020

    CORRUPTION and economic growth has a somewhat paradoxical relation as corruption, which is antithetical to economic development in the final analysis, may not affect the...

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    Pandemic Inc

    by Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on November 21, 2020

    IS IT too preposterous to say that unless a vaccine is manufactured, its marketing is manipulated and other corporate-political interests are prepared and promoted, there...

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    Dealing with the new poor and reverse migration

    by Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:05am on July 11, 2020

    TWO interconnected phrases, the new poor and reverse migration, which are consequent on the economic fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak, appear to sum up today’s...

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    How hollow our development is

    by Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on May 06, 2020

    THE COVID-19 outbreak has shown how hollow our development is. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown Bangladesh, in fact the world too, that the development and...

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    Shrinking space for freedom

    by Monwarul Islam | Updated at 01:27am on March 26, 2020

    WHEN the government acts against people, it becomes people’s duty, patriotic duty that is, to save democracy and the country from the government. The people,...

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    Dengue menace lurks around corner

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on March 13, 2020

    WE APPEAR to be neglecting the dengue menace, which is lurking around the corder, all the while we have been busy getting to know the...

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    Occupational safety in sorry state

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on February 28, 2020

    BANGLADESH stands in an alarmingly poor position when it comes to occupational safety and health, a significant component of decent work agenda. Disregard for occupational...

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