op-ed

  • New momentum for climate negotiations

    Bangladesh has been playing an active role in developing the international climate change policy regime, involving negotiation processes since the first Conference of Parties (COP1) of the UN Framewor ...

  • Marches, then and now

    Morale boosting, a sense of camaraderie, and fellowship are important facets of the human experience in civilised societies; indeed, these facets become crucial in times of stress or crises. Hence, I ...

  • Let’s do some Banglami

    I was quite impressed by coming across the word “Banglami” in a magazine. Very different. We usually don’t use the word Banglami anywhere. I don’t know whether the Bangla di ...

  • Facing the dark

    Anyone who wishes to understand the drama being enacted at the Supreme Court in Islamabad should watch the film Shatranj Ke Khilari, Satyajit Ray’s brilliant adaptation in 1977 of Munshi Premcha ...

  • Playing with our children’s future

    As school education makes a comeback on the public debate agenda for all the wrong reasons -- and none but the Islamic fundamentalists have come out to defend the government -– here’s a me ...

  • In search of a fair EC

    In a few weeks, the country will have a new election commission with a new chief who will have the not-too-enviable task of holding another general election in less than two years. We all know the his ...

  • Microsoft's response to the Dhaka Tribune

    We refer to the opinion story Don’t let Microsoft exploit Bangladesh’s IT talent by Zeeshan Hasan, published in the Dhaka Tribune on January 24, 2017. The story contains a number of factua ...