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  • What Mashrafe meant

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    The former skipper of our national cricket team and now a member of the parliament, Mashrafe bin Mortaza, has recently stirred a few minds across our intelligentsia. At an event at his constituency, he commented that “most of our educated people are involved in corruption.” Most people of the country…

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  • Be logged in water and happy

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    Tell me, why do we call Dhaka city a city? Just because it houses all the government offices, has most of the motorized vehicles, people come to Dhaka for better income, and there are numerous tall buildings? Is that the definition of a city? Or is it because we call…

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  • Why do we always want to cheat others?

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    When the fear of death during the pandemic was cast in the minds of the people across the country as well as the world, I thought the time had come for some soul-searching, and that we may be able to change ourselves for the better. I thought we would rise…

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  • Immaturity dragging us down

    There’s an interesting story about us Bengalis. God will not require any security guards in hell where Bengalis will be sent to be punished. In the absence of security guards, many of us might try to escape. But wait. No. You won’t be able to escape even if there weren’t…

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  • How lockdown impacted our productivity

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    There had to be shutdowns across the world. We didn’t know what else to do. The only way to escape the virus was to stay inside our homes and not go out as we normally did before the virus onslaught. But, as a result, we experienced enormous losses in businesses,…

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  • Covid-19 and our media

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    The pandemic has generated an enormous amount of information and content around the world. The focus has primarily been on health and safety. The media had to provide the daily number of deaths and infected persons. They couldn’t have not done so. It’s their job. And, in the process, the…

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  • Our blackened psyche

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    We have a very popular fairness cream that sells like hot cakes in Bangladesh. I think this particular cream is also quite high in demand in India. The admiration for the fairness cream proves that an enormous number of our citizens aren’t happy with the colour of their skin and…

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  • Why leadership matters during crisis

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    What if I tell you that every human is a leader? I’m sure many of you would agree with me, as we humans are truly leaders in our areas of work, livelihoods, and taking our lives forward. For centuries, the corporate and business sectors and the military have been training…

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  • Why do we keep waiting for the next disaster?

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    Five patients died at a five-star hospital when a makeshift ward caught fire on Wednesday last. One of the deceased was Vernon Anthony Paul, a 75-year-old man who was found to be coronavirus negative and was waiting to be transferred to a different section of the hospital. However, the transfer…

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  • What the pandemic has taught us

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    The few months that turned the world upside down have made us look back and review all that we have done for centuries. The coronavirus pandemic has certainly taught us about many aspects of our lives, of which we may think differently now. It has at least shown us what…

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