Views & Opinion

Ekushey and all its forgotten details

Syed Badrul Ahsan: Story is always underpinned by substance. It is not history when facts are trifled with. Again, there are all too often the forgotten or sidelined historical realities which need to be retrieved in the interest of adding richness to the future, for it is the past that reaches out to the times to be. There is much that we nee...

Will BNP ever change?

- Ajoy Dasgupta Awami League contestants Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and Atiqul Islam have attained victories in the elections to the two city corporations in Dhaka. They deserve a hearty congratulation. They have challenges to overcome and the voters have made it clear. Around three-quarters of the voters were absent. There are several reasons be...

Sheikh Hasina: A futuristic leader

Leaders are distinct people who have many followings. The greater number of followers and supporters, the more popular a leader. A national leader is one who has a whole nation of followers and supporters. People’s support and adulation turn an ordinary person into a leader. There are certain qualities that people seek in a leader whom the...

In search of Bangabandhu’s inclusive ‘Sonar Bangla’

Along with the observance of a robust homecoming day of the Father of the Nation on January 10, a countdown to the day of his birth centenary will also be formally launched on March 17. The whole nation is set to celebrate the auspicious birth centenary programmes, alongside a number of global dignitaries. Non-resident Bangladeshis also eagerl...

Mass Upsurge 1969: On 24th January, the future beckoned

Syed Badrul Ahsan: On this day in 1969, the movement to force the Ayub Khan regime from power gathered pace when the young school student Matiur Rahman and a rickshaw puller were shot down by the police on the streets of Dhaka. It was one more sign of the regime's increasing nervousness, especially in East Pakistan, where a popular uprising aga...