The angry tide

I’m no environmentalist, but I am someone who understands just how sacred one’s home can be. For those of us privileged enough, it’s the place where we seek refuge after a trying day ...

Ministers say the darndest things

You really need to give it to our ministerial force (rim-shot); they sure don’t mince their words. A few careless remarks about our unsung blue-collar heroes toiling away abroad here, a bit o ...

What’s going on in this world of mine?

“It remains unclear who was responsible for this atrocity,” was the very last update I remember reading in Reddit’s live-feed coverage of the brutality that was inflicted on a haples ...

What matters now

This is not about ideals anymore. If the recent murders of a blogger, a college professor, and the editor of a magazine (the subject matter has nothing to do with this) aren’t enough to goad ...

Children of a lesser Bengal

What does it mean to be a Bangladeshi in the year 2016? That we have more money in our pockets than we’ve ever had before? That the current state of our governance is the most stable it has been ...

Same in any language

What exactly do we celebrate on February 21 every year? Is it to commemorate the ultimate sacrifice made by a handful of college kids in preserving our right to speak one particular language over anot ...

Respect my authority

The people have demanded blood, and our entertainers have been all too eager to deliver. Like pagan worshippers, the children of war lined the streets in jubilation as two of the greatest monsters in ...

Paris has fallen

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you are most likely kept up-to-date on current world events to some fair degree. Yes, it’s unfortunate that more than 150 people have died in last n ...

Emotion sickness

The verdict is in, folks: Bangladeshis have officially been branded the least emotional people in the world. The whole world! Chew on that for a second. Of all the people on planet Earth -- the suits, ...

You’ll never believe how the Internet is making you hate everything!

You probably don’t know this yet, but you are an idiot. Not just your average generic brand idiot, but the worst kind of idiot -- the intolerant kind. The Internet media is never shy about letti ...

Rubaiyat Kabir

Rubaiyat Kabir is a sub-editor at the Dhaka Tribune. Follow him on Twitter at @moreanik.

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