Zia Rahman

Empowering the RMG girl

April 30, 2014
Empowering the RMG girl

Over the past three decades the Readymade Garment (RMG) sector has become crucial to Bangladesh’s economy. Read more »

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Ishrat Firdousi

Boy soldier

April 29, 2014
Boy soldier

Shahzaman Mozumdar was born at Dinajpur in 1956. At curfew break on March 27, 1971, he saw the gruesome handiwork of the Pakistani army in Dhaka Read more »

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Dhiraj Kumar Nath

Credible election to defend democracy

April 28, 2014
Credible election to defend democracy

The recently ended Upazila election could not win the people’s confidence as a free and fair one due to its mismanagement for which public at large Read more »

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Tariq Sadat

Good parenting, bad parenting and child education

April 27, 2014
Good parenting, bad parenting and child education

Robert Fischer Jr (Son): ‘I know dad, I know you were disappointed I couldn’t be you.’ Maurice Fischer (Father): ‘No no no … I was disappointed … that you tried.’ Read more »

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Mohammad Zaman

Medical professionalism: The missing link that can save the day

April 26, 2014
Medical professionalism: The missing link that can save the day

“Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.” Hippocrates

An unfortunate concatenation of events pitted the physicians Read more »

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Hammad Ali

Easy to judge, hard to empathise

April 26, 2014
Easy to judge, hard to empathise

For the past few weeks, the medical profession and professionals have been the talk of the town. This is not the first time this has happened either. Every now and then you hear about malpractice and negligence on the part of the physician, about how they made an error that had to be paid for with human lives. Read more »

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M A Taslim

Tariffs and consumer welfare

April 25, 2014
Tariffs and consumer welfare

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) abruptly raised import duties on sugar on 6 April 2014. Currently import duties on sugar are in the form of specific duties and advance trade VAT. Read more »

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Kayes Ahmed

Let them eat cake! Still?

April 23, 2014
Let them eat cake! Still?

Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”, (let them eat Cake) or Let them eat brioche (bread with eggs and flour, hence cake) has been attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette Read more »

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M. Sophia Newman

Mental health after Rana Plaza: One year later

April 23, 2014
Mental health after Rana Plaza: One year later

“My head is spinning,” Aklima said to me in Bangla.

It was a chilly spring day in Chicago, and Aklima was a labour activist Read more »

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