op-ed

  • Trump is creating the enemy within

    Ten years ago mentioning Hitler and the Nazis in a political debate was considered hyperbolic and in poor taste. And rightly so. Today, it has become almost passé. No less than the president of ...

  • Our rivers are dying

    The history of civilisation is the history of rivers. The remarkable and most influential civilisations in human history like Sindh, Iraqi, Chinese, European, and Egyptian were built on the banks of t ...

  • The path to radicalisation

    Why are cases of missing youths piling up in every police station of Dhaka in recent years? A trend of radicalisation of youths by extremist groups has accelerated recently. This time, it is not ...

  • The pulse of the market

    The satisfying factor of the stock market in 2016 was that we did not have to encounter any severe collapse or inexplicable “bull run.” Moreover, considering the risk-adjusted return from ...

  • The real shocker

    Here we are, barely a week into the Trump administration, and half of the country that opposed him during the election is quivering with rage. He’s building the wall! He’s banning imm ...

  • Obama: A legacy not to be forgotten

    On January 20, 2009, standing tall, slim, and straight, Barak Obama took his inaugural oath as the first black president of the United States. The huge attendance set a record for any event held in Wa ...

  • Who are the animals?

    It’s difficult to argue for the preservation of animal rights in a country like Bangladesh, or a world like the one we currently find ourselves in, when the very notion of even simple, obvious t ...