Opinions

King of Bangla folk song Fakir Shahabuddin performs in Mexico City

MUSIC     by Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury In Bangladesh, Fakir Shahabuddin is known as the king of Bangla folk songs. This year marks the 500th anniversary of Mexico City which also is the bicentennial celebration of Mexico’s independence from…

Nazi Germany: Who Fueled the Myth of Adolf Hitler?

The answer is simple. Who was the person in charge of the propaganda of Nazi Germany? Joseph Goebbels. A wordsmith. A master manipulator. A terrific orator. A man who knew how to whip up a crowd in a frenzy. A…

Haitians Fleeing “Unacceptable Misery” Greeted by Whips and Shackles at U.S. Border

Images of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback whipping Haitian asylum seekers as they waded across the Rio Grande River into Texas shocked the world this week. After as many as 15,000 refugees arrived, sheltering under a bridge in Del…

Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia can follow the ‘Bangladesh Economic Rise Model’

Present-day, Bangladesh is one of the developing economies of the world. In 2015, Bangladesh graduated from LDC status and became a low, middle-income country. Many Asian and European including American economists hope that soon Bangladesh will become one of the…

The Tale of Independence

Independence festivals celebrate the greatest myth in history. The dates represent only a symbolic reference in the course of history, which is why the Independence festivities, celebrated in these days of September in some countries of the continent, should become…

What is Economics?

1. Another formulation of the same question would be What does the voice “economics” do? 2. Or what are we doing with that voice? 3. I start from the assumption that every time we open our mouths to articulate words,…

The shaky constituent effort

It is a matter of observing the world, as well as our own country, to conclude that democracies are rarely achieved and offer capable and beneficial rulers. Since ancient times, the regimes that were considered as such were not even…

The foreign policy we need

Foreign policy is an essential component of any national development strategy. If it changes, external political and trade relations will have to change. Thirty years of a neoliberal strategy have led to an unmediated trade opening to the world economy,…

World Bank’s ridiculous suggestions on Rohingya issue

by Nazmul Haq Shamal Since August 2016, Bangladesh has been enduring the extreme burden of hosting 1.20 million Rohingyas in the country, who were forced to flee Myanmar due to cruel genocide perpetrated by Burmese military junta. Despite repeated promises…

The Spy Who Came in Through Your Phone

Is the phone in your pocket spying on you? As cell phones have become ubiquitous, government intelligence agencies have poured vast resources into hacking them, remotely stripping people of their privacy in the name of national security. Now, a burgeoning…

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