Why The Shiromani Akali Dal Is In The Best Position To Lead India – OpEd

Why The Shiromani Akali Dal Is In The Best Position To Lead India – OpEd

India’s political leadership is facing a crisis of confidence. After mismanaging India’s initial response to the pandemic, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under Prime Minister Narenda Modi is now facing a nightmarish scenario as India experiences a devastating second wave of COVID-19 cases. With the public health system already on the brink of collapse, the […]

OP-ED: The next 50 years

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What will Bangladesh look like in 2071? How would you translate the phrase “Bangladesh chirojeebi hok?” It could be “Long live Bangladesh.” It could also be “May Bangladesh exist forever.” Whichever we pick, our intention is to see our country prosper, grow its importance on the global stage, and house happy and solvent citizens. At […]

OP-ED: The next step for Bt brinjal

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Making Bt eggplant technology sustainable and durable in Bangladesh Bangladesh is in its seventh year of growing genetically modified eggplant (Bt brinjal). Starting with 20 farmers in the 2014-15 season, we have now over 60,000 farmers adopting the technology in the 2020-21 season. These are farmers who have obtained seeds from the formal sources.  The […]

OP-ED: The power-tiller race

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In many people’s mind, the story of Bangladesh’s agricultural transformation is largely a story of the shift towards high-yielding varieties of rice and a few other crops Shykh Siraj, the well-known TV personality who tells stories of exciting innovations in the villages of Bangladesh, has a YouTube channel with more than 800 videos.  The other […]

OP-ED: The collective power of the people of Bangladesh

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Celebrating 50 years of love, advocacy, and resiliency It’s Bangladesh’s 50th birthday, and we are celebrating.  Flags are flying high as Bangladeshis exercise their right to praise each other, critique one another, and speak in Bangla — a language that weighs much more on the heart than it does on one’s mind. A vernacular that […]

OP-ED: 50 years on, what are our challenges?

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As we develop and prosper, it would be unwise to ignore the looming threat of climate change Fifty years of independence is a significant milestone for Bangladeshi people. Since the invasion of the East India Company in 1757, too many civil rights movements were crushed and human rights were savagely violated.  The birth of Bangladesh […]

OP-ED: The entrepreneurial farmers

OP-ED: The entrepreneurial farmers

Until the end of the 1980s, the acreage devoted to all three crops had similar trends, i.e., a modest increase Consider the following charts. These show the separate trajectories of three crops, sugarcane, potatoes and vegetables in the years since independence.  The first shows the trends in acreage devoted to these crops and the second […]

OP-ED: Families need to re-define the formula for lasting success

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It is no longer enough for family businesses to rely on values and legacy PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) launched the 10th Global Family Business Survey across the world on February. This is a landmark report that studies key decision-makers in family businesses within several PwC key territories. The goal of the survey is to get an understanding […]

OP-ED: The toolkit for targeting India’s youth

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When there is a democratic protest, who draws the red lines? Anxiety and outrage erupted in urban India on Valentine’s Day earlier this week, when the New Delhi police force swooped all the way down to the southern city of Bengaluru to arrest the 22-year-old environmentalist (she works in a start-up specializing in vegan food) […]

OP-ED: Not just a forest

The true value of the Sundarbans is far higher than most people imagine The Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest in the world — however, due to over-exploitation of resources, the future of the forest is in jeopardy. The Sundarbans’s inclusion into the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites on December 7, 1997 was due […]