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June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys

The allocation for education in the proposed budget for FY2022-23 leaves a lot to be desired.

June 4, 2022
June 4, 2022

Heard words are worthy, those unheard are bitter

The creator of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling, is probably the richest author in the world, with an estimated net worth of USD 1 billion. In one estimate, Rowling made USD 181 per minute or USD 4.37 per word in 2016-17.

May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022

Stuck in an endless loop of corruption and violence

While the better private universities have realigned their focuses on creating a "whole" education with a 360-degree perspective, the public system has reached the nadir from which students have a tunnel vision of becoming government cadres.

May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022

How to be a hypocrite: Courtesy of the West

When 12 members of Charlie Hebdo were shot dead for their alleged blasphemous depiction of Prophet Muhammad, the freedom-loving

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

A two-stroke thrombosis

One marker for the oft-chanted prophecy of Bangladesh as the Asian Tiger can be explained through the rise and rise of motorcycles.

May 7, 2022
May 7, 2022

Blowing in the Media-wind

There’s a good chance your screen time increased significantly during this weeklong Eid break unless you are one of those reported one million outbound tourists who shored up in various travel destinations or one of those million others who journeyed within the country to visit your near and dear ones.

April 30, 2022
April 30, 2022

Puti Maach and the Selfish Giant

A small “puti” fish leaps out of the water and plops back in. Yes, even fish can contort muscles and use their fins in ingenious ways to glide, squiggle or somersault.

April 16, 2022
April 16, 2022

On the other side of a stray bullet

Is a call for justice a glorified cry for revenge? Is justice noble, while revenge unworthy?

April 9, 2022
April 9, 2022

Transitioning back to ‘normal’ learning

When a private university organised a flash mob and another one a concert to welcome back its students to campus post Covid shutdown, we looked at the safety protocol prepared for our campus in pity.

April 2, 2022
April 2, 2022

In a world dominated by images

The “Oscar Slap” has created a virtual cottage industry that profits from processing a particular on-stage action that took place during the 94th Academy Awards-giving gala on March 27.