Pohela Boishakh menu planning
The Bengali New Year or Noboborsho is celebrated on April 14 each year. As we near the Bengali New Year eve, many many Bengalis around the world will be planning and preparing a delicious feast to share with family and friends. While we will be experiencing the Bengali new y ...বিস্তারিত
The coalition years to the billionaire Raj
Muhammad Ali Bukhari from Toronto : Tens of millions of Indians have voted on the first day of a general election that is being seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Indians in 20 states and union territories cast their ballots in 91 constituencies. The se ...বিস্তারিত
Laws have little meaning without enforcement
Ambica Roy speaks to DOT : The 18-year-old madrasa girl, Nusrat Jahan Rafi; suffered serious burns, lost her battle for life at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Wednesday night. Investigators and locals suspect that two close aides to Principal Siraj Ud Doula were among ...বিস্তারিত
We must listen to migrants’ stories
Anthony W. Fontes/ NewsweekMassive influxes of Central American families seeking asylum in the United States are overwhelming U.S. immigration facilities. The crisis along the U.S. southern border led directly to the forced resignation on April 7 of Homeland Security Se ...বিস্তারিত
Can goats empower women?
Bill Gets/Gets notesThe health workers are goat nurses known as “pashu sakhis,” which means “friends of the animals” in Hindi. Pashu sakhis are all poor women themselves who are given basic training in how to vaccinate, deworm, and provide other preventive care t ...বিস্তারিত
Pushing the envelope: Money politics mars Indonesian poll
Arab NewsShanti Ramchand learned quickly what was expected when she began campaigning in Jakarta for Indonesia’s national parliament distribute envelopes of cash at a small campaign event, and gift a motorcycle or an airconditioning unit to the community leader. Ramch ...বিস্তারিত
A true struggling life
GMB Akash, PhotojournalistAfter my father’s death, I truly realised how hard life is and what my father had done every day in order to give us food three times a day and a place for sleeping without any responsibility! My father was a day labourer and he used to work ...বিস্তারিত
Should all beauty treatments start with talking therapy?
Ella Alexander/Harper’s BazaarIt’s not news to many of us that our emotional wellbeing has a direct impact on our physical health. We inhabit a world that is increasingly aware of mindfulness and the importance of self-care, but rarely is this prioritised in the beau ...বিস্তারিত
Extinguishing irregularities before extinguishing the fire
Muhammad Zubair writes for DOT : The fire break out incident at Faruk Rupayan Tower (FR Tower) in Banani on March 28, though in a drastic way, has brought forth the irregularities in approving and building high-rise building in the Capital. Any building over six-stories, ...বিস্তারিত
Has Jamaat-e-Islami forgotten to apologies for 1971 role?
Saleem Samad of DOT : Several years ago, at wedding ceremony of my in-laws relative, I confronted Ghulam Azam, mastermind of raising Islamic militia to commit genocide, rape and enforced disappearance of intellectuals. Unlike others exchanging greetings of ‘salam’, I ...বিস্তারিত