Tasneem Tayeb

A CLOSER LOOK

A closer look

August 16, 2022
August 16, 2022

Bangladesh’s sour-debt conundrum

Is the central bank enabling loan defaulters with its policies?

August 7, 2022
August 7, 2022

Israel’s latest attack on Palestine: Who is the real terrorist?

The ongoing attacks seem premeditated as they come as part of a well-coordinated package.

July 19, 2022
July 19, 2022

What to make of Biden’s Middle East visit?

It seems Joe Biden has gone back home with very little to show for gains, and a lot of bad headlines that will haunt his media team.

July 5, 2022
July 5, 2022

Time for all-out preparations to tackle the fourth wave of Covid

We are still in the midst of a pandemic, although at times – especially when Covid is less active – we seem to lose sight of it and take on a more complacent approach in our fight against the pandemic. 

June 29, 2022
June 29, 2022

Smugglers should not be rewarded

Bangladesh’s struggle with smuggling is not a new phenomenon.

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

India should think beyond the Hindutva agenda

Over the last few years – under the BJP government – India’s religious polarisation has increased in degree and intensity.

June 22, 2022
June 22, 2022

Why are we still rewarding money launderers?

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has placed a controversial suggestion in his budgetary proposal: money launderers – read financial criminals – will be allowed to legalise their laundered money without having to face any questions, if they pay a meagre 7-15 percent tax.

June 5, 2022
June 5, 2022

Ctg depot fire: Lives engulfed by apathy

The Chattogram depot fire has once again exposed the severe negligence in the handling of hazardous chemicals in Bangladesh.

May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022

Pollution in Bangladesh: The invisible tango with death

More than 215,000 people in Bangladesh succumbed to pollution in 2019. The ever lurking, at times invisible, killer—air pollution—alone claimed about 175,000 lives.

May 18, 2022
May 18, 2022

Biman’s misadventures continue

Biman is once again making the headlines and, as usual, for all the wrong reasons.