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  • Amitava Kar

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

  • Taking activism beyond social media

    As the world marks the centenary of the October Revolution, it is apt to study online movements and their offline results. The day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, an estimated 3.5 million people in cities around the US...
  • Diversity is strength

    By making the workplace more diverse, an organisation can encourage employees to watch their own potential biases—fixed ways of thinking that can hinder their ability to see important facts and even lead them to make mistakes in decision-making processes.
  • 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?
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