It was a chilly winter morning in early 1993. Overawed by its imperious location in the capital’s educational precinct, I arrived in the compound of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology to take part in the entrance exam.
Violence in the Universities is becoming “dudh-bhaat”. I apologise for the lack of equivalence of this Bangla expression, but such indeed is the case.
Earlier in the week, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland announced that they are closer to actually discovering a new particle: the Higgs boson. Dhaka University (DU), which shared the glory of having introduced the concept of bosons in early 1920s, seems to be set on an autopilot; it has been causing the… Read more »