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  • Clean foods matter, Mr. Mayor

    Bangladesh suffers from a chronic food adulteration problem where a significant amount of vegetables, fruits, and fish are riddled with chemicals which are harmful for human consumption in the medium ...

  • How can we improve TV?

    Television was one of the most exciting inventions of its time, and its evolution over the past century has been remarkable. From cathode ray tubes to internet television, the development in televisio ...

  • Those of you on a civilising mission

    Those of you on a civilising mission -- listen up! You! Yes, you … who regularly risk mockery when you refuse to litter in unliveable cities. And you, who would rather give leftovers to the ...

  • Less leads to liberty

    There are not many inspiring people around the world who can educate us to be humble, simple, very ordinary, and grateful. I write this article being moved by the former president of Uruguay, Jose Muj ...

  • Inbetweeners v ISIS

    A small band of religiously inspired fanatics travels from Britain to the Middle East and brings destruction and mayhem. They rejoice in cruel punishments and persecution over others, which they uphol ...

  • Humayun Kabir: Remembering a good man

    Humayun Kabir was my first cousin. His mother, Sara, was my father’s sister. However, our family circumstances were such that we did not know each other too well while we were coming of age or i ...

  • The war on merit

      I am perplexed with why Bangladesh is following a path of destroying the merit of the growing children and soon-to-be-leaders of the country.  We have embarked on a path that hands GPA ...