Eresh Omar Jamal | The Daily Star
  • Eresh Omar Jamal

    The writer is a member of the Editorial team, The Daily Star.

  • Finding balance in foreign trade

    As The Daily Star reported on Tuesday, Bangladesh's trade deficit nearly doubled to USD 8.62 billion
  • New year, old concerns

    Out of the 45 least developed countries (LDCs) in the world, Bangladesh was one among only five countries that had a GDP growth rate of 7-plus percent in 2017, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
  • Freedom of speech is not just a right!

    A large number of people in the world today no longer believe in the sanctity of people's absolute right to unfettered and unrestricted speech; preferring speech, rather, to have some restrictions—as people increasingly find more and more types of speech offensive.
  • Where our education system has failed

    We have done well to ensure people have access to education. But we have not yet managed to provide quality education for all segments of the population. Providing quality education is without a doubt the biggest challenge.
  • Do we know that we are a republic?

    In recent years, the left-right political spectrum has been more at the centre of national (in the case of many countries) and global politics than it had been for years.