Afsan Chowdhury

Letter to a daughter departing

August 28, 2014
Letter to a daughter departing

Dear Daughter,
You may not read this letter as you will be gone and settling down in your new environs  by the time it’s published. Read more »

Sexuality in Bangladesh: A pessimistic look

August 27, 2014
By Nadia Chowdhury
Sexuality in Bangladesh: A pessimistic look

Growing up in Dhaka, my eyes would scour the roadside as I rode Dhanmondi to Mohammadpur. Read more »

Do autocrats and strong economies go hand in hand?

August 27, 2014
By Edward Hadas
Do autocrats and strong economies go hand in hand?

Are authoritarian governments bad for the economy? Turkish voters do not seem to think so. On August 10, Tayyip Erdogan won an absolute majority Read more »

Phulbari Day: Celebrating people’s power

August 26, 2014
By Anu Muhammad
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Phulbari Day: Celebrating people’s power

Every year since 2006, people of Bangladesh observe the 26th of August as ‘Phulbari Day’. Read more »

Pity the Arabs!

August 25, 2014
By Kayes Ahmed
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Pity the Arabs!

While the bloodletting went on in Gaza, the Arab capitals were curiously silent. Nah, they were not all that silent, they were actually backing Israel Read more »

Cairo consensus

August 24, 2014
By Dhiraj Kumar Nath
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Cairo consensus

International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo on September, 1994 adopted a different outlook integrating population Read more »

Will Modi’s own camp accept his I-Day advice?

August 22, 2014
By Amulya Ganguli
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Will Modi’s own camp accept his I-Day advice?

Perhaps the most important part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech from the ramparts of New Delhi’s Red Fort Read more »

Elite stake and progress

August 20, 2014
By Anis Chowdhury
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Elite stake and progress

The Honourable President of the country goes to London for eye treatment. A few months ago he went to Singapore for medical check-ups. Read more »

American rickshaw

August 19, 2014
By M. Sophia Newman
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American rickshaw

Last month, the New York Times ran images of rickshaws in Kolkata, declaring the transportation mode “among the last in the world.” Read more »

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