• Mahfuz Anam

    Mahfuz Anam

    Editor and publisher, The Daily Star

  • Bengal Foundation's magical music festival: A tribute

    The interest, the patience, the discipline, enthusiasm shown by the Dhaka audience and the capacity to understand and appreciate the intricate renditions of a particular raga, displayed by our listeners with instant applause, speaks of the growth of a large number of genuine classical music enthusiasts that we never knew existed.
  • Democracy is what the winner says it is

    Twenty-six years ago the autocratic rule of Gen. Ershad came to an end in the face of years of mass agitation leading to the restoration of democracy and reinstatement of the representative government in 1991. Since then 6th December has been celebrated as Democracy Restoration Day.
  • Will Xi Jinping's visit to Bangladesh be a regional game changer?

    How much of a game changing impact will Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent visit to Bangladesh, 30 years after the last such visit, have on politics of this region and beyond?
  • Trump gains ground on Clinton,Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation,poll

    Trump's Contribution to US Politics: If you can't win the election, pervert it

    There was something eerily familiar about watching the present US election as a Bangladeshi. We have seen it all several times
  • The challenge before us

    The challenge now before all of us is to determine how deep and wide the spread of extremist ideologies is, how entrenched is the threat and, more importantly, how we can effectively fight it.