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Let’s not kill the golden goose

The telecom sector in Bangladesh has come a long way. There’s hardly any doubt that it has contributed much to our nation-building. Firstly, it has connected the masses across the country. And when it comes to contributing to the national economy, this sector alone now accounting for 6.3% of the GDP. Therefore, the telecom industry […]

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In God’s kingdom

When our Bhutan trip was being planned, I didn’t know much about the country. I felt ashamed of the fact that I didn’t know much about a country which was a next-door neighbour of mine. I asked around and learned that it’s a country of law-abiding people, with deep respect for their king. Respect for […]

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Least innovative? Bangladesh?

It is hard to swallow that Bangladesh has been deemed the “least innovative” country in the Global Innovation Index. Many have disagreed with the survey findings. As far as I understand, innovation is a continuous process. Adding value to the existing ways of doing things is how I believe innovation works. The value should have […]

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Why do we do what we do?

A student of Jahangirnagar University from the physics department wrote a letter to his head of department, seeking permission to smoke marijuana. The head of department passed it on to the proctor of the university. The proctor gave it a thought and spoke to the media. The writer was then accused of teasing a female […]

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Chop the tree; eh?

The sudden decision to ban the human haulers from the streets of Dhaka has certainly come as a surprise. This measure is going to leave a huge number of people without an income. Whenever a tree falls in our way, we try to chop the tree without even thinking of what would happen to the […]