Anu Muhammad

The writer is member secretary of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports.

September 8, 2022
September 8, 2022

What future do our youth face?

What are the government’s plans with this huge population segment that is our youth, who are supposed to take the reins of our country in the future?

September 4, 2022
September 4, 2022

Is the youth a tool for keeping the government in power?

How does the government plan on utilising this significant chunk of the population?

August 24, 2022
August 24, 2022

Where do the subsidies in the power sector really go?

There is a lack of clarity and transparency when it comes to how much subsidy is being provided to the power sector, why the government is providing it, and in fact, who they are subsidising.

August 17, 2022
August 17, 2022

Why must the public bear the burden of power sector subsidies?

Speaking to us about this issue is Anu Muhammad, professor of economics at Jahangirnagar University. 

August 6, 2022
August 6, 2022

Government’s decision to hike fuel prices will hurt every section of society

The rise in fuel prices is an illogical decision that will only harm ordinary citizens and fail to deal with the root causes of the crisis that Bangladesh is currently facing.

May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022

GDP: A misleading measure of development

Annual GDP refers to the financial value of all the products and services produced in a country in a given year. This means as a country’s financial transactions increase, so does GDP.

May 1, 2022
May 1, 2022

We are the 99%: From factory workers to the new working middle class

In 1886, three years after the death of Karl Marx, the May Day movement took place. Earlier, in his book Das Kapital, Marx analysed the simultaneous rise of capitalism and the development of the working class.

January 19, 2022
January 19, 2022

Free our universities of suppression and violence

It is a matter of common sense that a university is supposed to create space and opportunities to generate knowledge, open up scopes for creative ideas and thinking, invite questions against the existing knowledge and system, and raise voices against injustice, discrimination and oppression.

August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021

The desperate plight of workers in pandemic

They work in mills and factories, also under tin sheds in squalid conditions. They begin their long days commuting in crammed public transport vehicles or taking long walks, braving monsoon rain or summer heat.

July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021

The case for unfettered internet freedom

As human beings, we enjoy the right to think and express ourselves.