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Every breath we take

Dhaka, Nov. 29 -- It was for all intents and purposes the first image to be circulated widely in the international media of the Bangladesh cricket team's disastrous tour of India that wrapped up rathe... Read More


Beyond eye-watering

Dhaka, Nov. 22 -- On September 30, a Dhaka housewife on a shopping expedition already found the situation around a rise in the price of onions "crazy", speaking to an international news agency. "I we... Read More


Lifting the veil

Dhaka, Nov. 15 -- It is just 2 minutes 28 seconds long, but about as chilling as it gets. Hiding from her abusers inside a toilet, a Bangladeshi maid in Saudi Arabia recorded herself as she made a des... Read More


Call drop

Dhaka, Nov. 8 -- The dispute between Grameenphone, Robi and BTRC comes to a head. On September 5, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) served notices to the country's two lea... Read More


The tragic downfall of a superstar

Dhaka, Nov. 1 -- For a cricket-mad nation still finding its feet on the world stage, you could hardly imagine a more stunning blow to its aspirations. For a good five years or so now, Bangladesh's sel... Read More


Owning the tragedy

Dhaka, Oct. 25 -- There is a sense that the tragic incident that unfolded in Bhola this week can be overlooked, almost dismissed as yet another isolated incident in a remote corner of the country that... Read More


After Abrar

Dhaka, Oct. 18 -- The gruesome torture and killing of Buet student Abrar Fahad on the night of October 6, inside the institute's Sher-e-Bangla Hall, always leant the impression of being unlike any oth... Read More


Hitting the jackpot

Dhaka, Sept. 27 -- It can be difficult to keep up with the political heat that forced out the top two leaders of the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), ruling party Awami League's powerful student front... Read More


The monster in the room

Dhaka, Sept. 20 -- Inequality has always been a feature of Bangladesh society, right from pre-independence days. In 1968, Dr Mahbub ul Haq, the then Chief Economist of the Planning Commission of Pakis... Read More


Multilateralism and its discontents

Dhaka, Sept. 13 -- The institutions and systems that were born out of the ashes of World War II, including the United Nations, have allowed societies across the globe to flourish. Through shared respo... Read More