Views & Opinion

The farce of the politically quarantined party

Ajay Dasgupta:There is a lily in a pond. The next day, there are two. Each day, the number of lilies doubles in the pond. As the lilies keep blossoming, half of the pond turns into a bed of lilies within a month. People gather around the pond to catch a glimpse of the exquisite beauty. As the pond becomes half-filled, it is in the air how beauti...

Genocide Day: As it was in March 1971

Syed Badrul Ahsan: How do we recall the horrors of 25 March 1971? To what degree do we recollect the terror we as a nation were subjected to by an organized army even as we waited for a peaceful, pragmatic resolution to the political crisis which overtook the state of Pakistan between the first general election in its history and the repudiatio...

Comprehensive Efforts to Face Covid-19 Catastrophe

Pranab Kumar Panday: Covid-19, the disease caused by the new-to-humans coronavirus, has already turned into an epidemic all over the world with great intensity. Emerging from China during late December 2019, it has spread to at least 114 countries over territories of six continents, infecting more than 1.8 lakh people. Considering the intensity...

Birth of a protagonist of historical transformation

Pranab Kumar Panday: 17th of March 1920 is a red-letter day in the history of Bangladesh as Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born in a respectable Muslim family at Tungipara village in Gopalganj district. Considering the significance of his birth in the context of the state formation, we can consider this day as one of the greatest moment....

My Grandfather, the Father of Bangladesh: Sajeeb Wazed

Sajeeb Wazed: As a child, I loved having breakfast with my grandfather. I insisted on eating whatever he ate exactly the way he ate it. My grandmother objected to this idolization only once when, as a joke, my grandfather allowed me to puff on one of his lighted pipes. Grandma got angry. He gave one of his famous, big laughs as I coughed my lit...