Views & Opinion

A brief history of Bangladesh through Sheikh Rehana’s eyes

Tonmoy Ahmed: As she turns 66 on Monday, Sheikh Rehana looks back at a life with a Shakespearian ending: “All’s Well That Ends Well.” When her father the great Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was gunned down with almost the whole family, the teenage Rehana wished she had died. “How could I live with so much pain!&rdq...

Spirit of Liberation War & New Generation

Hiren Pandit: The war of liberation was a war to free the Bengali nation from the shackles of exploitation. The spirit of the liberation war is the name of a nation's dream. The dream inspired the nation to establish a sovereign state and united the Bengali nation in establishing a democratic and non-exploitative society. The liberation war of...

Bangabandhu’s Vision of Youth Development

Hiren Pandit: About 30 per cent of the total population of Bangladesh is youth. According to that, there are more than four and a half crore young men and women in the country. Bangabandhu had many thoughts about the youth. He imagined a lot about young people. He thought that the youth should be developed as good human beings and ideal citizen...

Gratitude to Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh

M Nazrul Islam: When I arrived in Europe in political exile more than three decades ago, I felt quite isolated. In the early days in a new country that would be considered normal. But my emptiness was accentuated when I saw many people like me searching for their country's identity. When I would come across new people on the streets they wanted...

1971: The Collaborator Chronicles A Half Century On

Syed Badrul Ahsan: A half century after Liberation, there is a need for a full and proper list of freedom fighters to be compiled in the interest of a preservation of history as it was shaped in 1971. We owe it to the generations born after the war as also the generations to be to remember — for those of us who experienced the war or dire...