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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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 »

It’s not about Sayedee’s trial, but AL’s supremacy

September 17, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
It’s not about Sayedee’s trial, but AL’s supremacy

The reduced sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee has come as a shock to many. Many even feel that he has been allowed to go ‘free’
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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 12 Comments »

What did Sheikh Mujib say on March 7?

September 7, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
What did Sheikh Mujib say on March 7?

The controversy around Air Vice Marshal A K Khandaker’s book is largely limited to what is said on page 32
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Posted in 1971, Politics | 10 Comments »

Letter to a daughter departing

August 28, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
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.
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Is Mohsin Ali the face of present government?

August 14, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
Is Mohsin Ali the face of present government?

Social welfare minister Mohsin Ali has without much difficulty become one of the most well known ministers of the present government particularly in the sector that matters the most i.e. the media
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Posted in Media | 6 Comments »

Why do we care about Gaza but not our Tuba victims?

August 4, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
Why do we care about Gaza but not our Tuba victims?

It’s been almost a week since the Tuba garments workers have gone on an indefinite hunger strike but it doesn’t seem to have bothered us at all. We are not silent about global events
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Posted in Uncategorized | 10 Comments »

The warrior is gone

July 26, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
The warrior is gone

Our friend, colleague and steadfast believer in her own causes, Baby Maudud, (Baby Apa to all) passed away on Friday after a long battle with cancer. Baby Apa had battled all her life against many foes.
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Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

Dealing with Osmanistaan

June 5, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
Dealing with <em>Osmanistaan</em>

So the AL chief has finally spoken. By officially declaring the Osmans of Narayanganj as patriots, the curtain of protection
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Posted in Politics | 17 Comments »

RAB, writ and nuisance

May 21, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
RAB, writ and nuisance

Does it really matter if the alleged RAB officials arrested for Narayanganj 7-murder case are tried, convicted and punished? The damage done to a variety of institutions
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Posted in Crime, Law and Justice | 7 Comments »

To Gen. Ayub Khan — Pakistani dictator and owner of Dhanmondi

April 22, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
To Gen. Ayub Khan — Pakistani dictator and owner of Dhanmondi

Hello Ayub Khan Sir, how is death treating you? You may have been little worried about how Bengalis may be thinking about you
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Posted in Environment/Climate, Sport, Uncategorized | 29 Comments »

Pahela Baishakh: Beyond kurtas and saris

April 14, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
Pahela Baishakh: Beyond kurtas and saris

As another Baishakh arrives, it’s obvious certain things can’t change and our sins can’t be burned away by the season’s rain of flames.
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