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In search of genuine PPP

The latest news regarding 22 mills under the Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) has created mixed reactions in various quarters. While economists and financial analysts have long been expressing dismay at the horrible state of affairs inside government-owned mills, whose only work seemed to be loss-making, over 25,000 workers and...

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Late Soviet America

The Soviet Union was fertile ground for political jokes, which featured as prominently in the culture as late-night comedy does in the United States. According to one popular story, a young man who shouted in Red Square that the decrepit Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev was an idiot ended up being...

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Growing digital divide in education

The spread of Covid-19 has seriously disrupted the county's academic life. Millions of students in schools, colleges and universities have been suffering as there is a disruption in their regular studies. To overcome the crisis, some educational institutions have adopted online learning and examination. Experts and many others are also...

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Hate speech on the net

Despite deep passion for writing, people like us who don't have many skills other than writing, researching or teaching, it's been scary to write for the media and sharing on the social media. Everyone can notice a rise in hate speech, malicious comments, and derogatory remarks on the social media...

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Of post-pandemic mental disorder

We've seen a state of denial since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak and rather blame-game internationally. Such a situation led to lack of preparations for combatting coronavirus and the authorities could not convey the right message in terms of social distancing, and compliance with laws. Enforcement of simple health...

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Added to corona concern

A month after cyclone Amphan devastated the southern region, floods have started affecting life and livelihoods in the north. Both these natural calamities came when all attention is given to facing the coronavirus crisis. Cyclone and floods could have been dealt in a different manner, had there been no pandemic...

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