M Niaz Asadullah and Zaki Wahhaj

Bangladeshi politicians should keep hands off Grameen Bank

January 21, 2015
Bangladeshi politicians should keep hands off Grameen Bank

Increasing state control over Grameen Bank will not serve Bangladesh’s best interests Read more »

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Anis Chowdhury

VAT: A regressive tax

January 20, 2015
VAT: A regressive tax

The Honourable Finance Minister has backed down on his decision to reduce VAT. Read more »

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Zahidul Islam and Ahmmed Zulfiqar Rahaman

National Water Security Index of Bangladesh: Improvement?

January 19, 2015
National Water Security Index of Bangladesh: Improvement?

Last year we wrote an article entitled ‘National Water Security Index of Bangladesh: What does it indicate?‘ to give an overview on National Water Security Index (NWSI) Read more »

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Sir Frank Peters

Meet Rajowl and Oli: corporal punishment whistleblowers

January 16, 2015
Meet Rajowl and Oli: corporal punishment whistleblowers

Meet Rajowl Karim and Oli Ullah. Five years ago, they would have graduated with first-class honours from the Edward Snowden Whistleblower’s Academy … had it existed!
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Anatul Fateh

Charlie Hebdo: Of Jihadists and Jane Austen

January 16, 2015
Charlie Hebdo: Of Jihadists and Jane Austen

In Chapter 11 of the English writer Jane Austen’s much-loved novel Pride and Prejudice is the following exchange between the two central characters, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett. Read more »

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Anis Chowdhury

Follies of capital account liberalisation

January 15, 2015
Follies of capital account liberalisation

The Bangladesh cabinet has endorsed lifting of an embargo in place since independence, on investments in foreign countries by local businesses and individuals, under a liberalised foreign exchange regime. Read more »

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Kayes Ahmed

Cowards in Paris, cowardice of the Ummah

January 14, 2015
Cowards in Paris, cowardice of the Ummah

“If you cannot laugh at your God, then that God must be very small. The Prophet is, well, a midget,” so said Stephane Charbonnier, the Editor-in Chief of Charlie Hebdo, just a few years ago.
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Dhiraj Kumar Nath

Sri Lanka created an example of democracy

January 13, 2015
Sri Lanka created an example of democracy

A successful and peaceful transfer of power in a swift and orderly manner Read more »

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MJ Akbar

Barbarians of the faith

January 12, 2015
Barbarians of the faith

Another barbaric chapter of an epic conflict between the presence and promise of modernity Read more »

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