Golam Mortoza | The Daily Star
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  • ‘Moddhorater Ossharohi’ vice chancellors

    The subject matter of this write-up is the ranking of the world’s best universities. But I would like to start on a different note, quoting from legendary journalist Foyez Ahmad’s book “Moddhorater Ossharohi” (roughly translated as “Midnight Horseman”).
  • If UNO can assume all kinds of credits, why not the blames, too?

    The owner of a four storied building and a hosiery factory mischievously asked for government aid meant for the poor, which prompted the UNO Arifa Zahura to take prompt action against him. He was given the choice of feeding 100 helpless people or getting jailed for three months. Initially, the news was just like that.
  • Fazle Hasan Abed’s Bangladesh

    He was born on April 27, 1936 in a famous zamindar family of Baniachang, Sylhet. He passed away on December 20, 2019. He left behind his work and his organisation BRAC. He is still alive in the hearts of people. I am talking about none other than Fazle Hasan Abed. Thanks to a book writing opportunity, I had the good fortune of getting close to him for a few consecutive years. Together, we visited many places of Bangladesh. I saw and I learned about various activities of BRAC. I also came to know about different aspects of his personality.
  • The destitute have been left out of any thoughts behind ‘lockdown’

    The Road Transport and Bridges Minister gave an announcement about an imminent lockdown on April 3. The government-announced restrictions on April 4 avoided the word lockdown, instead, it specified some directives. Although it is a bit late, the fact that the government has taken the Coronavirus infection issue seriously is reflected in the restrictions that have been imposed. Public transport, movement on roads and waterways, as well as domestic flights will mostly be halted.
  • I did not do anything wrong: Kishore

    When I entered the hospital room, the bed was empty. Cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore Kishore had gone to get his eyes checked. When he returned to the cabin in about 20 minutes, I was flabbergasted that he was on a wheelchair.