op-ed

  • Right here, wrong now

    Right now, the nation’s government -- and perhaps many of its citizens -- are patting themselves on the back for Operation Storm 26, which resulted in the death of nine militants and the capture ...

  • Spring that went sour

    Revolutions usually do not end in romance; the period just prior to an uprising is of course very dreamy -- fiery rhetoric, visions of a better tomorrow, coated with a thick layer of optimism. The sce ...

  • A nation underwater

    Climate experts predict medium-range floods this season in Bangladesh. The floods caused by a sharp rise in water levels in the Teesta, Surma, Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Padma, and several other rivers have ...

  • Rajuk eviction: Bad policy, worse timing

    As all of Bangladesh is still reeling from the terrorist attack in Gulshan on July 1st, the government has responded with unprecedented vigor. Security forces are conducting raids across the country, ...

  • Ban religion-based politics, again

    A ban of the Jamaat-e-Islami is on the cards, especially more so, after its activists have been found with terrorist activities in Bangladesh. Recently at a seminar at the House of Commons in Londo ...

  • The elephant in the room

    It started almost a year ago. Last September, three men in a motorcycle shot an Italian aid-worker, Cesare Tavella, from a very close distance in the high-security diplomatic zone of the country, and ...

  • A book for my child

    Sometimes, I wake up in the middle of the night thinking that there were times in my life when I used to stay up, night after night, reading books. I had a great bunch of book-loving friends studyi ...