Editor's Mind


It is important to bring the qualified in front in times of crisis

Load shedding has been announced across the country after a long era. 1 hour in Dhaka. 2 hours outside Dhaka, somewhere even 3-4 hours. In Dhaka too, there have been complaints that the area-based schedule of load shedding is not being followed. Somewhere there is load shedding for 2-3 hours. People cannot accept load shedding in a country that was under 100% electricity for quite a long time. Read More...

The conspiracy is still going on

July 16, 2007. Heavy rain of monsoon. All the sorrows of nature have come down as rain. The joint forces entered Sudha Sadan at 6 in the morning amid heavy rain. At 7:32 in the morning, members of the joint forces arrested Awami League President Sheikh Hasina and brought her out of Sudha Sadan. Earlier, there was a war like situation around Sudha Sadan. Read More...

“The boat rocks, the waves swell; Helmsman Attention!”

Tomorrow is the holy Eid-ul-Azha. After the inauguration of the Padma Bridge, I hoped that this time Eid would be in a very festive mood. But for several reasons the festive atmosphere is grimy and colorless. Bangladesh has suddenly entered the era of load shedding. In the last 10 years, people have forgotten about load shedding. During the BNP-Jamaat alliance, electricity was a rare thing to find. Read More...

The Traitors

The Supreme Court of Bangladesh issued a historic directive on Tuesday, June 28. A division bench comprising Justice Mohammad Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Kazi Izarul Haque Akand gave a specific direction on the conspiracy over the Padma Bridge. The High Court bench has directed to form a commission within the next 30 days to identify those involved in the conspiracy. Read More...

Backbone of the Election Commission broken in Comilla

The Comilla City Corporation election was the first test of the new Election Commission. And the commission failed miserably in this test. Not only did they fail, the new EC's backbone was broken. Awami League candidate Arfanul Haque Rifat has won this election by a narrow margin. Twice-elected mayor Monirul Haque Sakku lost by less than 400 votes. Nizam Uddin Kaisar, another candidate expelled from the BNP, also got about 30,000 votes. Read More...

What is happening, what will happen.

The countdown to the inauguration of the Padma Bridge has begun. I thought this time the country would be festive. Forgetting all differences of opinion, the nation will unite and embrace this remarkable achievement. On the occasion of another achievement of Bengalis, a cheerful atmosphere will be created all over the country. But last Saturday's fire at the BM Container Depot in Sitakunda seemed to have taken everyone by surprise. Read More...


What is happening, what will happen

The countdown to the inauguration of the Padma Bridge has begun. I thought this time the country would be festive. Forgetting all differences of opinion, the nation will unite and embrace this remarkable achievement. On the occasion of another achievement of Bengalis, a cheerful atmosphere will be created all over the country. But last Saturday's fire at the BM Container Depot in Sitakunda seemed to have taken everyone by surprise. Read More...

The tool of '75 is just a slogan?

The politics of Bangladesh has developed through movement and struggle. Since the partition of the country in 1947, the movements on street has been the lifeline in politics. The language movement of 1952, the education movement of '62, the mass uprising of '69. The political environment was quite heated at that time and the awakening of Bengalis took place in the wake of this political heat. Read More...

Kapil's World Cup, Sheikh Hasina's Padma Bridge and the delusion of pundits

Finally, the inauguration date of the dream Padma Bridge was announced. The Prime Minister will officially inaugurate the Padma Bridge on June 25. This Padma Bridge is a symbol of pride and self-respect of Bangladesh and the answer to hundreds of questions. The Padma Bridge is a conviction to dispel many doubts. When Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced the construction of the Padma Bridge with country’s own funding there was an outcry among our pundits. Except for Professor Abul Barkat, no one dared to say that Bangladesh could. Read More...

One-eleven conspirators in the greenroom

There is a kind of instability across the country. Edible oil is disappearing from the market. Commodity prices are rising uncontrollably. Scholars are quite vocal about the economic crisis. The story of PK Halder is now a subject of delicious discussion. A strange circular has been issued on government officials and ministers regarding foreign travel. Where the title says, Read More...

Wives and relatives are more powerful than ministers

Year 1998. The Awami League is in charge of running the country. Zillur Rahman is simultaneously the Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives and also the general secretary of the Awami League. His wife Ivy Rahman is a popular leader of Awami League. I went to Zillur Rahman's office for an interview. We were fixing the camera lights. At that time Ivy Rahman entered the minister's room with one or two other leaders. Read More...

Don’t worry, Sheikh Hasina is there

This time people's Eid pilgrimage has been much more comfortable. There were no traffic jams on the highway. Homebound people did not have to suffer for hours in traffic jams. The train schedule was not disrupted. The story of human suffering on the waterways was not heard in the media. For so many years the government has worked tirelessly and uninterruptedly for highways, railways and shipping, and we are beginning to reap the rewards this Eid. But in this relief there are some small bubbles of discomfort. Read More...

Jalil's trump card and Fakhrul's fall of government after Eid

Today is April 30. A popular date in the political arena of Bangladesh. On this day 2004 the then General Secretary of Awami League Abdul Jalil officially declared this day as the day of fall of the government. It is inconceivable to throw away a government by announcing days and dates. It is inconceivable for a government to be thrown away with a few days and dates... Read More...

National Government laddu of BNP

The next general election is about two years away. According to the constitution, parliamentary elections are to be held in December 2023 or January 2024. But already the gentle blow of wind of electoral can be felt in the country. With that, various conspiracies are spreading in the country like a nor'-wester. The political arena was busy for some time with the formation of the Election Commission. Read More...

Awami League’s search for general secretary

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is the most experienced and wise politician in Bangladesh. She has surpassed everyone else in prudence long ago. Her every word is valuable and has a deep meaning. On Monday (April 11), Sheikh Hasina said, "We are not getting a strong opposition party." She said, "There are two opposition parties". Both were built by military dictators. They have no acceptance to people... Read More...

Bangladesh will end up like Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka in the midst of an extreme economic crisis. Every day the various misfortunes of the country are being spread in the media. The suffering of the people of a country is by no means desirable. But at first I was surprised to see that, seeing the disaster in Sri Lanka, there was joy among a certain group of the country. But why? You do not have to go far to find the answer to this question. Discussions about Sri Lanka have started between a class of civil and pundits with great tension..... Read More...