Why are some teachers so unkind and so cruel to children?

Corporal punishment is linked to cancer and a multitude of health maladies, massive school drop-outs, mood and anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, cardio-vascular disease, arthritis, obesity, wife-beatings, muggings and other social misbehavior. Research [...]

The Death of a Democracy

“I love my dynasty and to rule it like an emperor. I will not give it away for anything. I will fortify all its walls against all invaders. I will shed blood and make my people die for the survival of my empire and hand it over to my [...]

Timeline: The WB, Padma bridge & Abul Hossain

August 20, 2007: An ECNEC meeting headed by Fakhruddin Ahmed approves the Padma bridge project with a cost estimation of Tk 10,161 crore. January 11, 2011: The ECNEC approves the revised plan with a nearly double cost of Tk 20,507 crore for [...]

What Does the Economist Want?

The Economist is a leading news media of the world. For the last few months it published some very controversial reports about Bangladesh or more appropriately against the present democratic government of Bangladesh. It discovered hotly debated [...]

Foreign Ministry draws Hasina’s attention on coordination lack

Diplomacy is a political process and all country uses it to protect and expand its economic, strategic and other interests. It is also an indivisible and concerted action to achieve the goals. It is not at all helpful for protecting the national [...]

‘Irrational’ Comment, Once Again

So, the honourable prime minister could not stop herself but pinching the opposition leader for her unusual appearance on the field at the high-voltage Asia Cup finals at Mirpur stadium. True that Khaleda Zia had never watched Bangladesh match [...]

Kamathipura girl is going home, thanks to PM Sheikh Hasina

20-yr-old Bangladeshi sold twice in a month’s time and forced into prostitution until her SOS eached Sheikh Hasina, who alerted the Interpol. Special city police team did the rest. This could have been just another story of an impoverished [...]

Selling the Country to India?

In a press conference on Bangladesh Prime Minster (PM) Sheikh Hasina’s recently concluded visit to India, Madam Khaleda Zia, ex-Prime Minister and current leader of Opposition in the Parliament of Bangladesh, alleged that the PM had sold the [...]

Even a brick has a soul

World-renowned architect Louis Kahn, who also designed the parliament building of Bangladesh, while defining his philosophy once said that even a brick has a soul. Three of our top leaders – Shaikh Hasina, Khaleda Zia and H.M. Ershad – [...]

Replying BNP’s propaganda on India Visit of PM Sheikh Hasina

It was BNP as expected. The opposition led by Khaleda Zia has shown aggressive reaction to agreements signed and accords reached in the just concluded visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India. During the visit all the existing [...]