op-ed

  • The great unifier

    In the span of a month, a friend of mine lost two of her grandmothers. She cooped herself up in her room, unable to deal with the loss of two female role models in her life. She, essentially, went int ...

  • Don’t let Microsoft exploit Bangladesh’s IT talent

    Since the much-publicised Bangladesh Bank hacking and catastrophic loss of $86 million, it is natural that the government should be looking to improve cyber-security, and contacting various external c ...

  • Dietary enemy number one

    The Asian edition of Reader’s Digest in its latest issue ran an article titled “Sugar, the new tobacco.” The article, with all kinds of scientific references and expert quotations, a ...

  • Death of a hero

    I am a child of the 80s. One of the first memories I have is of Margaret Thatcher moving into 10 Downing Street. My grandmother used to live at 10 Northbrook Hall Road in Old Town, so was the butt ...

  • Rio by numbers

    The 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held for the first time in South America. Rio de Janeiro was chosen at the International Olympic Committee General Assembly which took place on October 2, ...

  • A tear for a procession

    At last, we have seen a procession on Dhaka streets. With assassins lurking in many disguises, with oppositions crushed, with heavy-handed treatments meted out to protesters, there have not been pr ...

  • One month on from July 1

    The most common question since the incident, of course, is: “How are you doing?” Admittedly, the first few days were not great, and I was quite a nervous wreck, quite jumpy at the small ...