Redoing the Pandavas and Kauravas war

February 4, 2015
Afsan Chowdhury
Redoing the Pandavas and Kauravas war

One doesn’t get more frustrated than when a war goes on without any clear ending.
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Posted in Democracy, Politics, Violence | 15 Comments »

My winters in Toronto and Dhaka

January 22, 2015
Afsan Chowdhury
My winters in Toronto and Dhaka

It seems I have spent quite a bit of time travelling and living
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Posted in Culture | 3 Comments »

Can 2015 be better than ‘14 or ‘13?

January 8, 2015
Afsan Chowdhury
Can 2015 be better than ‘14 or ‘13?

On January 5 Awami League showed just how strong it was
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Democracy, Politics | 3 Comments »

December 16 : Not learning the lessons from Pakistan

December 16, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
December 16 : Not learning the lessons from Pakistan

It’s a curious situation when the moment of our greatest victory also signals
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Posted in 1971 | 9 Comments »

Making Hay while the sun shines?

November 28, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
Making Hay while the sun shines?

The Hay Festival, Bangladesh’s premier English language literary festival
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Posted in Literature, Minority Group | 4 Comments »

Our masters’ voice?

November 16, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
Our masters’ voice?

Is looking upon foreign media as provider of truth and counsel a natural phenomenon
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Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

Do we need media freedom?

November 5, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
Do we need media freedom?

Bangladesh is assaulted by huge historical events more regularly than many other societies.
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Posted in Media | 6 Comments »

Prof Salahuddin Ahmed: One of the finest is gone

October 19, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
Prof Salahuddin Ahmed: One of the finest is gone

One of the finest gentlemen who walked this earth, certainly the leading historian of our time, Prof. Salahuddin Ahmed, has passed away at the age of 93.
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Posted in History, Obituary | 8 Comments »

Malala, Kailash and the Nobel politics

October 11, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
Malala, Kailash and the Nobel politics

Congratulations to Malala Yusafzai and Kailash Satyarthi on being chosen as the Nobel Peace prize winners for 2014.
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Posted in Child's Rights, International, Religious Extremism, Terrorism | 7 Comments »

Fake FF certificates: Our legacy or our shame?

September 27, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
Fake FF certificates: Our legacy or our shame?

The case of the certificate-faking Secretaries is a source of shame and rage for many. These officials managed to get certificates, one is not sure when, and used it to gain benefits.
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Posted in 1971, Corruption | 9 Comments »

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