State of the economy

Development

Igniting the spark of hope

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed observes the social landscape and draws a road map to development.

Bangladesh women entrepreneurs a global role model

Bangladesh Women Chamber seeks to ‘export’ both the entrepreneurial skills of women and the country’s women empowerment model, Selima Ahmad writes.

Metropolis

People matter in climate change debate

Khushi Kabir explores the ecological landscape and then asks some serious questions.

Where songs are buried

A Dhaka-dweller’s melancholy gaze at the forgotten areas of the capital ... and there are so many

The Big Question: Are the best things in life free?

AN INTERNATIONAL ROSTER OF THINKERS ANSWERS THE BIG QUESTION: ARE THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE FREE?

State and Ideology

1971: Whose history do we care about anyway?

Many years back, a man had once offered his daughter to me to take away as whatever I chose.

Emergence of radical Islam in Bangladesh

Zayadul Ahsan Pintu traces the trajectory of religious militancy and terrorism in a putatively secular republic.

The Evil That Cannot Be Left Unanswered

THE QUESTION OF WHETHER OR NOT THE ISLAMIC STATE IS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO WESTERN SOCIETIES IS THE CENTRAL ISSUE THAT LOOMS OVER THE COMING YEAR.

Bangladesh post-1971: A work in progress

Bengalis have somehow stumbled, or been compelled to stumble, in their consistent march towards a government that would embody their desire for self-expression.

Editorials

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Highlights and shadows

Artists lens

A GLOBAL GALLERY OF THE YEAR THAT WAS AND WHAT LIES AHEAD.

The Year in Cartoons

Artists from around the world put an international perspective, shaped by wit and whimsy, on the news of the year in 12 captioned cartoons, from CartoonArts International.

A Look at Events that will Shake, or Gently Rattle, the...

by MASHA GONCHAROVA © 2015 The New York Times Distributed by The New York Times Syndicate JANUARY SCOTLAND, Jan. 25: If you aren’t in a kilt reciting...

Democracy

Southasia

India’s northeast: A farewell to arms!

After sixty years of incessant turmoil, India’s turbulent Northeast looks like finally heading for peace, writes Subir Bhaumik.

Sport

Literature and Arts

Dhaka: An off-screen experience

An Italian film critic recalls specific moments of his weeklong stay in Dhaka, capital city of Bangladesh, during the Dhaka International Film Festival in mid-January 2016.

Netizen

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Cricket trumps soccer

Ariful Islam Roney investigates how cricket eclipsed football to become Bangladesh’s national pastime.

‘I feel sad when cricket and football are compared’

Bangladesh’s first sporting superstar, now head of football’s national governing body, refuses to be drawn into the debate.

Emergence of radical Islam in Bangladesh

Zayadul Ahsan Pintu traces the trajectory of religious militancy and terrorism in a putatively secular republic.

A Fast and Flat Fashion World

WHO NEEDS A GLOSSY FASHION TOME ANYMORE WHEN YOU HAVE INSTAGRAM?

Our points

Bangladesh has one constant: the country is consistently inconsistent when it comes to its political climate. The economic scenarios, as a result, range from one of high hopes to high levels of uncertainty. There is talk of double-digit growth and then suddenly nothing is moving, much like its terrible traffic in the capital.