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An education system in free fall

Let's not pretend otherwise. The bare-faced, no-holds-barred truth is that...

Skill development should figure as integral to govt. policies

No wonder that observance of the World Youth Skills Day...

Where are the students' MPO fruits?

The intermittent sit-ins organised by non-government school teachers demanding they...

Transition to renewable energy for Bangladesh

Bangladesh is set to suffer in the long run from...

Clouds gathering on economic horizon

Last week, India's central bank introduced a new mechanism for...

Journeying deeper into time and space

Good old Shakespeare put it all in perspective hundreds of...

Reaping rich dividends from Padma bridge

Two flagship bridges of riverine Bangladesh, the Padma Bridge and...

Politics in a multicultural Britain

That as many as eleven politicians in Britain have now...

Competition Commission -- another laidback state agency!

There was a public perception, not long ago, that market...

Little room for playing it safe

Amid the rising costs of imported fossil fuels to generate...

Why should teachers be at the receiving end?

Socrates, the great philosopher-teacher of ancient Greece, was sentenced to...

The middle class . . . in perennial struggle

There are all the worries we need to deal with,...

Urgency of WTO reform

Following the conclusion of the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12)...

Flash flood impact, the looming corona

Irregularities in relief distribution have been a regular feature in...

Geopolitical stability remains illusive

Political satire does more than take the Mickey out of...

Outgoing BB governors' final battle against inflation

The day the national parliament approved the budget for the...

Food security should top agenda

The World Bank (WB) Group President David Malpass recently presented ...

Use of chemicals and challenges ahead

The remarkable industrial growth of Bangladesh is not a hype...

The other side of the moon

Development, especially in our times, is like the moon. While...

SEZs for foreign investors -- tapping the prospects in a befitting manner

Attracting foreign investment as a key mechanism of augmenting the...

Keeping victory mood free of gloom

Amid the upbeat mood following the opening of the Padma...

The shelf life of the G7 is in serious doubt

Forty seven years ago the G8, a motley convergence of...

Is capital flight always bad?

The debate about capital flight from Bangladesh is nothing new....