All's quiet on the German front, not so the French

There's a refreshing youthfulness in Mr. Emmanuel Macron. As refreshing...

'Uber-Pathao' ride-share's impact on Dhaka

App-based ride-share services, including Uber, Pathao and the like, are...

The champion of the 'have-nots'

"It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because...

The terrible tentacles of the Yaba scourge

Perhaps there are few countries in the world where the...

Authoritarian governments tighten grip on press freedom

The 25th celebration of World Press Freedom Day will be...

Trade deepening as the economy grows: A policy perspective

The gross domestic product (GDP), export and import of goods...

Motorbike hazard on Dhaka roads

I  am writing this piece seeking the indulgence of the...

Air cargo and Bangladesh's export trade

After a two-year suspension of direct Dhaka-London air cargo flights,...

Leveraging low carbon economy

Modern industrial economy started its journey with the burning of...

Was it only a familiarisation trip?

New Indian Foreign Secretary (FS) Bijay Keshav Gokhale completed a...

Problems getting compounded in financial sector

The decisions of the government that came to light after...

Unfolding China's smartphone re-innovation strategy  

Contrary to the idiomatic metaphor 'Don't Reinvent the Wheel', China...

Insights from the latest round of poverty data

We usually have to wait about five years at a...

Venture capital: Bangladesh perspective

In Bangladesh, the financial system is bank-based. Securities market has...

Global venture investment reaches record high

As the venture industry has gained acceptance and expanded, venture...

Growth and income recession in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has achieved an annual average growth rate of about ...

As Cuba changes guard April 19, US embargo continues as usual

Cuba's tense relations with the United under the administration of...

The elusive peak of learning: Success and agony

The urge for learning, for that matter knowledge, is inherent...

Role of families in human development

Family is the fundamental unit of human society. It provides...

Facebook controversy - a whistle blow for learning

Five new profiles are created on Facebook every second--ALL Facebook...

US 'strategic decisions' not at all wise

The US' "strategic decision", based on trade protectionism, is not...

Titans of cricket fall on moral shortcomings

The cricket world is now talking about little else but...

Giving fresh impetus to peninsula situation

In the spring season of rebirth and renewal, Chinese President...