Bose’s further reckoning

3 June, 2021  - By Sarmila Bose

Bangladesh freedom fighters during the country's 1971 Independence War. (INTERFOTO / Alamy Stock Photo) When I look back on the ten years since the publication of my book, Dead Reckoning:...

When Gowher Rizvi criticised Sheikh Hasina

11 March, 2021  - By AKM Wahiduzzaman

Gowher Rizvi, international affairs advisor to the Bangladeshi prime minister, speaks at the launching ceremony for the magazine "The Belt and Road" in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 20th 2019. Photo:...

What am I?

25 February, 2021  - By Lipika Pelham

Photo: Al-Amin Sarkar/Alamy Stock Photo The eponymous hero of Rudyard Kipling’s novel, Kim, a young Anglo-Indian who grew up in 1880s Lahore, cries out at the end of the novel after a period of...

I am Sami. And this is my story

7 February, 2021  - By Sami (Pseudonym)

Screenshot from "All the Prime Minister's Men": Sami with General Aziz Ahmed. Little did I know on that late December evening a meeting with this one individual would ultimately change the course...

Bangladesh’s vaccination transparency challenge

28 January, 2021  - By Sajeda Amin

Bangladesh health care workers are readying for the upcoming Covid-19 vaccination programme in the country. Photo: Netra News Bangladesh has a good infrastructure for vaccinating children. Due to...

Biden-Bangladesh: Back to square one

21 January, 2021  - By William B Milam

A picture of Joe Biden as Democratic candidate taken in February 2020. He was inaugurated as US President on January 20th 2021. Photo: Julien Kouame/Alamy When Netra News asked me to write an...

Is the Awami League putting Mujib’s legacy at risk?

18 December, 2020  - By Jacco Visser

A mural painting of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as part of celebrations for International Mother Language Day in Dhaka in 2018. (Credit: Md. Mehedi Hasan/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News) Under the Awami...

Guns of November

7 November, 2020  - By Jyoti Rahman

Front page of the Dainik Bangla newspaper on November 8th 1975. In the 1995 submarine thriller Crimson Tide, the captain, Gene Hackman, and his number two, Denzel Washington) clash over the...

Digital vigilantes

5 November, 2020  - By Mark Lacy and Nayanika Mookherjee

Dhaka, Bangladesh. 17th May, 2020. Stencil street art on a wall in the capitalstates, "Release those arrested, Repeal the Digital Security Act. (Credit: MD Mehedi Hasan/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live...

Exceptional strength?

2 November, 2020  - By Adiba Afros

Bangladeshi labor activists and garments workers gather in a protest rally in Dhaka in June 2020 against the loss of jobs caused by factory closures during the COVID-19 pandemic Credit: Suvra Kanti...

China vs. India: Battleground Bangladesh?

8 October, 2020  - By Susannah Savage

Dhaka, Bangladesh. Portraits of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Chinese President Xi Jinping on Dhaka's main streets during Jinping's visit in October, 2016. Photo: Alamy Stock...

Bangladeshi women play crucial role in fight against Covid-19

9 April, 2020  - By Sajeda Amin

April 2nd 2020, Dhaka, Bangladesh — A mother with her child waits for rickshaw during countrywide lockdown as a preventive measure against the Covid-19. Photo: Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Alamy Stock...

Unadulterated cruelty

9 April, 2020  - By Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thousands of Bangladeshi readymade garment workers from across the country had either walked or used alternative modes of transpiration to reach capital Dhaka over the past few days, as owners...

Covid-19: Time to stop foreign debt repayments

2 April, 2020  - By Farid Erkizia Bakht

Sheikh Hasina, the Bangladeshi prime minister, addressing other Saarc leaders during a video conference on Covid-19. Photo: BSS. Bangladesh has seen its foreign debt double over the last ten...

The myth of the freedom fighter and the spirit of 1971

26 March, 2020  - By Ikhtisad Ahmed

Photo: World History Archive/Alamy Stock Photo The adage that history is written by the victors is a half-truth. In a system of hegemonic knowledge production, the universally accepted and...