The curious case of Arkady Babchenko

All ye, including this scribe, in the habit of laughing...

A budget biased towards bank & bankers

The Finance Minister has presented his 10th consecutive budget in...

Fresh gas price hike to be too costly

The government's plan to raise natural gas price by an...

Answers to plastic and polythene wastes  

There are three menacing aspects to the environmental  challenge  that...

Trump-Kim Summit: Moving from threats to hugs and then towards tango

  The intricate geo-strategic process related to the convening of...

Towards urgent elimination of hazardous child labour  

On World Day Against Child Labour 2018, the spotlight is...

#MeToo and the Animal Farm

If not invited so warmly by Napoleon, George Orwell have...

Parliament needs to discuss Budget thoroughly

The Supplementary Budget for the FY 2017-18 and the Proposed...

A price worth paying    

If all goes along to noble plans of intent, a...

Anti-Aedes drive and roof-gardens  

Beginning humbly two decades back, roof-gardening is now everywhere in...

SAARC, SAFTA: Prioritising intra-regional trade

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was designed...

Italian election 2018:  A victory for anti-establishment and far-right forces

The Italian election held on March 03, gave split results. ...

Shocked when Shakibs lose but no jubilation when Salmas win!  

The whitewash of the Shakib-led Tigers at the hand of...

Either innovate or keep getting poorer

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) transforming nearly every sector, from...

Budget numbers: Secrecy vs openness  

Secrecy that is usually maintained in budget making is fading...

The one manifesto that's getting overlooked

The concept of election manifestos are the in-thing in modern-day...

The new war of the worlds

At the turn of the century sagacious views moved from...

Myanmar's 'new' deception exposed

There is an old Bengali proverb,"Durattar chhaler  obhab hoi na"...

Caring for environment by beating plastic pollution

One of the most talked about issues these days all...

Improving faecal sludge management

Human excreta persist to be a taboo issue, even when...

The headache of 'big data'  

Marc Zuckerberg looked emotionless as he sat before the US...

Getting lost in the maze of clichés  

Writers overly careful about their style of expression remain too...

The hidden dangers of private foreign currency loans

An ominous trend witnessed in the last few years is...