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The Ideological Elephant in the NCTB Textbooks

The newly introduced textbooks for Grades 1, 6 and 7, prepared by the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB), have created quite a stir.

Welcome to the Machine

The pressure to write more, become more visible, master more, and claim mastery over issues beyond one’s discipline or format can make one seek shortcuts.

Afterthoughts on Dhaka Lit Fest

Is it possible for art to be an ally in promoting the climate conversation?

Something is rotten in the state of things

The irony is, the top bureaucrats, who fail to secure our national interests, have no qualms in claiming the larger share of the development pie for themselves.

Walking in the city

The stories come alive when you walk in the city and meet the faces that form the mass.

University ranking announcement and the morning after

The oldest private university in Bangladesh is giving its oldest public university a run for its money.

January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

The Ideological Elephant in the NCTB Textbooks

The newly introduced textbooks for Grades 1, 6 and 7, prepared by the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB), have created quite a stir.

January 20, 2023
January 20, 2023

Welcome to the Machine

The pressure to write more, become more visible, master more, and claim mastery over issues beyond one’s discipline or format can make one seek shortcuts.

January 13, 2023
January 13, 2023

Afterthoughts on Dhaka Lit Fest

Is it possible for art to be an ally in promoting the climate conversation?

December 30, 2022
December 30, 2022

Parting thoughts for 2022

Can you define 2022 in one word? A word that captures the mood and the mode of a year that’s passed?

December 23, 2022
December 23, 2022

Supporting a team so far away

The curious case of Bangladeshi supporters taking up sides in the football feud between Brazil and Argentina has caught the attention of international media.

December 17, 2022
December 17, 2022

Coping with the mystery of Fardin's death

We can do justice to Fardin’s memory by creating a system that makes sense.

December 11, 2022
December 11, 2022

From Grading to De-grading

We need to change the mindset of grade glorification.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Hatirjheel: A City Respite

One of the pleasures of my daily commute to work is experiencing the lakefront at Hatirjheel.

November 26, 2022
November 26, 2022

'Hypocrite reader – my twin – my brother!'

Qatar's hosting of the FIFA World Cup has created a storm of controversy in Western media

November 19, 2022
November 19, 2022

Spending All for Nothing

Education abroad does not always come with golden opportunities