op-ed

  • Care to listen?

    The recent terror attack at a Gulshan café in Dhaka has propelled a thousand questions among the public. While the ghastly incident was taking place, people across the world were anxiously w ...

  • Climate change as crime against humanity

    Crimes against humanity is a term occasionally thrown around when people want to describe acts of utter depravity and unequivocally outside the realm of legitimacy. The term, in the meantime, has a ...

  • A public menace in private universities?

    One of the few bright events on the country’s education horizons in the last century was the long-overdue green light to non-government entities to sponsor private universities. With the few ...

  • Knowing Abinta Kabir

     “Ma is my role model. She taught me to love, respect, and honour family and friends, be grateful to Allah for all his blessings, and never take anything for granted. Work hard and do your ...

  • Not class first

    A section of overly-enthused young “Marxists” is up in arms again, this time about the outpour of grief at what was perhaps the most brutal case of mass killing perpetrated by any extremis ...

  • Enter Theresa May

    The people of Britain have chosen their second-ever female prime minister in the form of Theresa May -- the first female prime minister of Britain in the 21st century. After the surprising result of t ...

  • Because X, then Y?

    There is a tendency for people from all walks of life, be it in the West or in Bangladesh, to jump for the easy answers -- however erroneous those answers may be. It’s a common human trait and w ...