Sheikh Russel: An Epitome of Unstoppable Spirit

Rewind the clock to 1964. Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy had passed away. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was reigning in the political landscape, channeling all efforts to rejuvenate Awami League. He was wedged between his schedules to network across the country to carry forward the anti-Ayub-regime movements and chalk out the roadmap for Independ...

'Mother of Humanity' and a Braveheart: Sheikh Hasina turns 75

Sheikh Hasina, the longest serving Prime Minister of Bangladesh, recently earned appreciation of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for her relentless works in developing the fortunes of the south Asian nation that gained its freedom from Pakistan in 1971. A symbol of women empowerment in the highest level of governance in South Asia, Hasina ...

Sheikh Hasina: The making of a leader

Syed Badrul Ahsan: Sheikh Hasina's emergence on Bangladesh's political landscape in May 1981 was, in simple terms, a campaign for a restoration of dignity for the Bengali nation. The subsequent efforts she expended in her crusade to revive the values lost through the mayhem and murder of August-November 1975 are today part of history. It would...

Sheikh Hasina: A ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of the Sustainable Development Landscape

Dr Atiur Rahman: HPM Sheikh Hasina is lucky to have inherited the magnificent legacy of leadership from her father who is also our Father of the Nation. According to Rabindranath Tagore, it is not the lack of money but that of confidence which constitutes the biggest problem for a society. Fortunately, Bangladesh was blessed with a leader of g...

Birth of Sheikh Hasina: a gift for the nation

Sharif Shahab Uddin: Born in an illustrious family enriched with cultural background, Sheikh Hasina illuminated the house of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Fazilatunnessa Mujib on the 28th September, 1947. She is the eldest of the five children of the Sheikh Family in Bangladesh. Emerged as the saviour of the Bengali nation which had been thrown into...

A flower born to blush unseen

Dr. Rashid Askari: The killing of Sheikh Russell is one of the cruellest examples of infanticide in human history. It is a tragedy within a tragedy. The brutal massacre that happened on the fateful August night in 1975 has led to the national tragedy of Bangladesh. The assassination of the founding Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibu...

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world

Dr. Rashid Askari: If I am asked to describe Sheikh Hasina in one short sentence, it’s impossible though, I may fall back upon the well-known proverb—'the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world’. This is not a proverb as such. As a matter of fact, these are the concluding lines of a poem by a mid-19th century American poet...

Happy Birthday to Mother of Humanity

Sharif Shahab Uddin:  A great man is born and destined to do something great and, of course, our great Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina performed her jobs perfectly well as she inherited the glorious legacy of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who has gifted his beloved people an independent and sovereign homeland, Bangla...

The baby at 32 Dhanmondi - Syed Badrul Ahsan

  He was the baby of the family, the youngest of the five children of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Begum Fazilatunnessa Mujib. When he was born in October 1964, his father - the future Father of the Bengali Nation - named him Russell, after the reputed British philosopher Bertrand Russell. It was Bangabandhu’s acute sense of...