Percentage of female-headed households rising  

According to an appraisal   by   the   Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), there has been a significant   increase in the ratio of female-headed households to male-headed ones. During   the two decades between 1994 and 2014, the rate of increase in female...

Global politics for a globalised economy

From the end of World War II to the mid-2010s,...

Minimising risks of road accidents centre

Road accidents are unfortunately on the rise in Bangladesh, and...

Rethinking the Internet of Things

At a telecommunications conference hosted by Huawei late last year,...

Fasten your seatbelts for Autonomous Vehicles

While having a cup of coffee after my tour at...

The case for low-floor buses

Most of the public buses in Dhaka as well as...

Leaving us with egg on our faces

Facts are facts but some are less palatable than others....

Fiscal deficits: Implications of public borrowing

Bangladesh's present fiscal deficit may seem rather innocuous, as the...

Connecting young minds  

What are human relations if not discovering one's own self...

Harnessing the potential of robotics industry

Industries and factory owners do not have in  many cases confidence in the capacity of local experts and the universities. They often hire foreign experts to get their technical and/or technological problems solved. So it is necessary to build confidence between the industries and the universities having research facilities. A...

Slow moving rickshaws choking traffic  

SLOW-MOVING and manually driven rickshaws are a cause for traffic...