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How women's secondary status encourages violence

The value of a female is largely determined by what she can offer to her family and society

The unbearable smugness of AI

My phone thinks it knows me better than I know myself – how preposterous! Or is it?

Why people want to leave Bangladesh

There are a litany of issues that make the lives of ordinary citizens difficult.

Being a non-VIP at Dhaka airport is no fun

The adviser to the prime minister on private industry and investment, Salman F Rahman, recently expressed his dissatisfaction about the way our airport in Dhaka has been handling passengers, referring to allegations of staff members taking bribes and harassing them.

Who will speak for the George Floyds of Bangladesh?

In the US, being Black or just a person of colour is enough to get one killed or arrested by a cop, merely for being at the wrong place at the wrong time—or even the right place at the right time.

Can traffic get any worse than this? Yes, it can.

Why is it that, no matter how many times we have experienced something unpleasant, we continue to do the exact same things we did before, expecting a different outcome?

November 24, 2022
November 24, 2022

How women's secondary status encourages violence

The value of a female is largely determined by what she can offer to her family and society

October 27, 2022
October 27, 2022

The unbearable smugness of AI

My phone thinks it knows me better than I know myself – how preposterous! Or is it?

October 20, 2022
October 20, 2022

Why people want to leave Bangladesh

There are a litany of issues that make the lives of ordinary citizens difficult.

October 13, 2022
October 13, 2022

University of BCL

The BCL has demonstrated that their “power” lies in their licence to beat up anyone they want, anytime they want – academic decorum be damned.

September 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

Education minister’s comments against bigotry are commendable

It is not always that we see a politician making comments that criticise misogyny and bigotry.

August 11, 2022
August 11, 2022

Price hike: Don’t worry, be happy – no matter what

If things are bad, there must be a good reason for it.

July 30, 2022
July 30, 2022

Where death follows too closely

Experts and road safety activists scream themselves hoarse calling for the basics.

July 19, 2022
July 19, 2022

Who is entitled to 'hurt religious sentiments'?

Apparently, only the majoritarian population experience hurt sentiments – minority communities have no sentiments to be hurt.

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

Why I’m a fan of Ananta Jalil

But not because of the logic-defying stunts in AJ's latest movie venture, Din: The Day. It's because of Ananta Jalil, the human being.

June 17, 2022
June 17, 2022

How do we get the goons out of the EVM booths?

The recent eruption of political activity, and hence political news centred on city corporation elections has again livened up the dull, drab political stage of recent times.