The press must make itself relevant

Despite the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, Bangladesh witnessed magical growth in per capita income, which rose from $2,591 in 2020-21 to $2,824 in 2021-22. She also outshined India in 2020 in terms of GDP per capita in the current $1961.6. While the country did exceptionally well in these indicators, it performed very poorly in... Continue Reading →

Exploits of E-commerce and forgotten responsibilities

In less than five years, at least 10 e-commerce organisations entered the market offering unbelievably high discounts. The reckless and aggressive business model of these companies, including Evaly, has adversely affected the e-commerce equilibrium. Does advertising and celebrity endorsement influence our consumption behaviour? If we search the internet, we will find ample research that will... Continue Reading →

Will the news media survive in the post-Covid-19 era?

As elsewhere in the world, the news media is also struggling to survive in Bangladesh. But the scenario is somewhat different from that of the developed democracies. In the developed democracies the news media enjoys absolute freedom and almost no interference from the government. It also enjoys constitutional and legal protection (First Amendment in the... Continue Reading →

Rape, power, and impunity

Our laws and justice system need a complete overhaul for the prosecution of rape A ninth-grader was allegedly gang-raped on February 20 in Tungipara of Gopalganj. Just two days before this incident, a mentally challenged girl was reportedly raped in Nangalkot of Comilla. Both incidents were reported by the Dhaka Tribune. Cases were filed and... Continue Reading →

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