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  • Amitava Kar

    The writer is a member of The Editorial Team, The Daily Star. Write to him at

  • Dwijen Sharma: Sunshine on his shoulders

    In the tranquil landscape and in the distant line of the horizon, he beheld something as beautiful as his own nature. In the wilderness, he found something more dear and innate than in cities or villages. The greatest delight the trees and woods showed him was the suggestion of an occult relation between him and nature.
  • Omar Khadr, Canada and the rule of law

    Most of us say “I'm sorry” many times a day for a host of trivial affronts—accidentally bumping into someone or sneezing during a business meeting. These apologies are easy and usually readily accepted. Apologies needed to right wrongful words, acts or inactions, on the other hand, are harder to come by. Similarly, when it comes to nations saying the S word, examples are in short supply.
  • The 'Bangladesh paradox'

    Despite the so-called bad governance, how has the economy of Bangladesh been growing at rates higher than those of most South Asian countries?
  • The science fiction about women

    I am at a chemistry lab at Dhaka University where no girl is crying or talking about love. With a steely resolve and
  • WOMEN IN SCIENCE: Is Bangladesh ahead of the West?

    If you are worried about the dearth of women in science in Bangladesh, think again. There are more girls studying science than you
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