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Why agri-magic falling flat to Bangladesh farmers?

Why agri-magic falling flat to Bangladesh farmers?

Soon after its independence in 1971, western communities and foreign development agencies largely wrote off Bangladesh. Food insecurity for roughly 70 million people in a war-torn nation was the reason for labelling the country a "bottomless basket." But the country's agri-might has largely proven

International workers' day or labour day celebrated worldwide

International workers' day or labour day celebrated worldwide

On May 1, in 1886, ten workers were killed by police opening fire on a demonstration in Chicago, USA. They were demanding an eight-hour working day instead of a 12-hour shift. This agitation on their part eventually forced the relevant authorities to accept their demand and the eight-hour day work

Gender disparities in the fisheries value chain in BD

Gender disparities in the fisheries value chain in BD

The fisheries sector holds significant importance in the economic advancement of Bangladesh, contributing substantially to the reduction of rural poverty and inequality. The contribution of the fisheries sector to the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) GDP is about 3.57 per cent. The expansion

Rabindranath & the affluence of Bengali culture

Rabindranath & the affluence of Bengali culture

One more Pnochishe Baishakh has gone by. Once more we have had cause to celebrate the Bard whose poetry has lifted us all in the councils of the world, whose assertions of individual freedom have underscored his relevance in the landscape of reasoned thought. Rabindranath Tagore goes on being our h

Earth Day in sustainable & responsible financing

Earth Day in sustainable & responsible financing

The whole world is now struggling to deal with climate change and environmental challenges. In particular, the current concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of 421 ppm is causing a major headache, which has almost doubled from 280 ppm during the Industrial Revolution from ten thousand y

Political economy in perspective

Political economy in perspective

At long last a must-read book titled as Politiconomy of Bangladesh by Professor Abdullah A Dewan has landed on the soil of Bangladesh. The book is a compilation of newspaper columns about Bangladesh economy and political spectrum. Professor Dewan teaches at the Eastern Michigan University in the US

Justice S M Murshed: in remembrance

Justice S M Murshed: in remembrance

I have often asked myself why Justice S M Murshed went into a state of silence in the 1970s. And I have not yet been able to respond to that query. But why do I raise the question in the first place? That is again something which takes me back to a particular stage in our lives, a moment in history

A tapestry of life as was in late 20th century

A tapestry of life as was in late 20th century

This is a memoir of the author's life covering the later part of twentieth century as he grew up, from being a student to engagement in business in various roles from executive to consultant to retirement as Professor at the IBA. Written in a very intimate style it is a rich tapestry of life during

A devoted effort to understand holy Quran

A devoted effort to understand holy Quran

The Quran, the final revealed book, is the only holy book for the Muslims to follow. In other words, the sacred book instructs Muslims how to live a successful life, as per the ordaining of Islam.  It helps them transform their lives such as help them achieve the will of Allah. The full conten

Making a smooth, sustainable graduation for LDCs

Making a smooth, sustainable graduation for LDCs

We are meeting at the 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) at a time when the world is facing multidimensional challenges in the form of post-pandemic shocks, economic volatility, food insecurity, rising inequality, increasing unemployment, and climate disaster, all accentuated by ongoing internation

Red Sea crisis and global trade

Red Sea crisis and global trade

In October last year, in response to the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, the Yemini Arab resistance movement Ansar Allah (Partisans of God) launched a barrage of missiles and rockets on Israel. Since then, they have been stepping up their attacks firing missile