Ahmed Shafee

Amending balance in a high-trapeze act

September 22, 2014
Amending balance in a high-trapeze act

One of my favourite TV channels was c-SPAN, which unfortunately my cable company does not provide any more. I could watch important US Senate Committee Read more »

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A. Rahman

A misplaced ego of the West

September 21, 2014
A misplaced ego of the West

The world is heading towards a new round of confrontation — not between a brutal Middle Eastern State and the liberal West Read more »

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Edward Hadas

The economic lessons from Scotland

September 20, 2014
The economic lessons from Scotland

Adam Smith, one of the leading figures of the 18th century Scottish intellectual enlightenment, liked free markets and restrained governments. Read more »

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Hammad Ali

Growing troubles

September 18, 2014
Growing troubles

The first time I came across the word escalation was several years ago, in a book about military strategy. Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

It’s not about Sayedee’s trial, but AL’s supremacy

September 17, 2014
It’s not about Sayedee’s trial, but AL’s supremacy

The reduced sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee has come as a shock to many. Many even feel that he has been allowed to go ‘free’ Read more »

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Shamsin Ahmed

The ‘normal’ ones?

September 16, 2014
The ‘normal’ ones?

When I was eight years old I watched an Indian movie where the mother of the hero had gone mad, possibly from trauma Read more »

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Irfan Chowdhury

Privatisation: A principal principle?

September 15, 2014
Privatisation: A principal principle?

Suffering unabating influenza and incessant coughs made me realise that, no matter how good the treatment Read more »

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Saeed Naqvi

Obama’s coalition: Willing to wound and yet afraid to strike

September 14, 2014
Obama’s coalition: Willing to wound and yet afraid to strike

As soon as President Barack Obama Wednesday announced his intention to lead a Coalition of the Willing to ‚Äúdegrade and destroy‚ÄĚ Read more »

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Hammad Ali

Denial of history

September 13, 2014
Denial of history

Even at a relatively young age, there were two things that always bothered me about the people of Bangladesh. First of all, there does not seem to be a clear Read more »

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