Irfan Chowdhury

Lie truthfully

October 8, 2012
Lie truthfully

When we give evidence in court, we swear to tell the truth; when we marry, we vow to remain truthful; when we vie for jobs, we are supposed to provide true information Read more »

| | More

Frank Domenico Cipriani

The freedom to listen

October 7, 2012
The freedom to listen

I often go to the woods to write. As I do so this time, a chill fills the air and the summery songs of the insects carry with them something that feels like desperation. Read more »

| | More

David Rohde

Come down from the mountain, Mr. President

October 7, 2012
Come down from the mountain, Mr. President

Barack Obama’s presidential debate was eerily similar to the man who delivered a muddled acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. Read more »

| | More

Moin Ghani

US presidential election 2012: The clash of beliefs

October 4, 2012
US presidential election 2012: The clash of beliefs

There is an old saying, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”. Unfortunately, the same is not true for the United States of America. In the globalized world we live in today, what happens in the U.S. affects the entire world at large. Read more »

| | More

Hasna Begum and Rainer Ebert

Children like yours

October 3, 2012
Children like yours

It was Shahana’s first trip abroad. Shahana was a 10th-grader at an English medium school in Dhaka, and she was part of a student exchange program that had been jointly established by her school and a partner school in New York City. Read more »

| | More

Prashanta Tripura

The minorities of our nightmares

October 2, 2012
The minorities of our nightmares

Are you afraid to go to bed these days, out of fear that the forces of evil will leap out of your nightmares to rampage through your neighbourhood while you are asleep? Read more »

| | More

Afsan Chowdhury

Ramu: When shame is not enough

October 1, 2012
Ramu: When shame is not enough

The Ramu attack is a good reminder that Bangladesh doesn’t have the minimum commitment to protect the minorities. It was something far more than shameful as several hundred mullahs Read more »

| | More

Trimita Chakma

Secular democracy in Bangladesh, a failure or a sham?

October 1, 2012
Secular democracy in Bangladesh, a failure or a sham?

“We, the people of Bangladesh, having proclaimed our independence on the 26th day of March, 1971 and through a historic struggle for national liberation, established the independent Read more »

| | More

Towheed Feroze

In the name of religion

October 5, 2012
In the name of religion

The rage, directed so far, at the West is now right here in our own backyard. In Ramu, thousands of zealots, inflamed by what they said was a Read more »

| | More
Get Adobe Flash playerPlugin by wpburn.com wordpress themes

Letters to the Editor

Contribute by submitting your op-ed to the editor at e.opinion @ bdnews24.com.

Writers