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The World Cup and flag wars in...

The World Cup and flag wars in...

Afsan Chowdhury

Sat, Jun 30 2018

South Asian people need another state -- a winner state

Building pillars of failure?

Building pillars of failure?

Afsan Chowdhury

Wed, Jun 13 2018

We cannot afford to keep treating foreign policy like any other domestic policy

Do tolerant people become...

Do tolerant people become...

Afsan Chowdhury

Fri, May 18 2018

Tolerance is not good or bad but a tool to combat extremism  

The Tagorean middle class and culturalization...

The Tagorean middle class and culturalization...

Tribune Supplements

Wed, Feb 21 2018

Our history making and our history writing has not always belonged to the same group

Haiti sex abuse caused by caste-based...

Haiti sex abuse caused by caste-based...

Afsan Chowdhury , Afsan Chowdhury

Thu, Feb 15 2018

The system of international development is fundamentally flawed

Are politicians becoming extinct?

Are politicians becoming extinct?

Afsan Chowdhury , Afsan Chowdhury

Sat, Jan 13 2018

Political credentials aren’t needed anymore -- connections are enough

Bangladesh can get something  out of...

Bangladesh can get something out of...

Afsan Chowdhury , Afsan Chowdhury

Sat, Nov 25 2017

Both China and India should wake up and take Bangladesh a little more seriously

Sinha’s exit births the next crisis...

Sinha’s exit births the next crisis...

Afsan Chowdhury , Afsan Chowdhury

Thu, Oct 19 2017

The system which handles judicial governance is proven to be inadequate

Haunted by unification: A Bangladeshi...

Haunted by unification: A Bangladeshi...

What the World Says

Mon, Aug 14 2017

In Bangladesh, 1947 is a distant memory, erased by the bloody 1971 liberation war against Pakistan

Is Rampal worth the political

Is Rampal worth the political

Afsan Chowdhury , Afsan Chowdhury

Sun, May 14 2017

Given the public backlash, AL’s inflexibility on Rampal is one of the few mysteries in our politics...

Palpara

Palpara

Arts & Letters

Sat, May 6 2017

This story, mixing facts and fiction, seeks to capture the horror of the night of March 25, 1971 when...

Afsan Chowdhury: Amnesty report not...

Afsan Chowdhury: Amnesty report not...

Afsan Chowdhury , Afsan Chowdhury

Fri, May 5 2017

We must set our own standards of freedom, free from external interests

Five questions about the Sylhet...

Five questions about the Sylhet...

Afsan Chowdhury , Afsan Chowdhury

Wed, Mar 29 2017

Successful counter-terrorism means nothing without transparency

Language: Are the Tagoreans  any different...

Language: Are the Tagoreans any different...

Afsan Chowdhury , Afsan Chowdhury

Thu, Mar 9 2017

Language does not need to be policed by bureaucrats

As Hefazat rises, so does AL

As Hefazat rises, so does AL

Afsan Chowdhury , Afsan Chowdhury

Sun, Feb 19 2017

How a politically apathetic middle class gave way to the rise of Hefazat

Between ‘correct’ and ‘inclusive’...

Between ‘correct’ and ‘inclusive’...

Bangladesh

Thu, Dec 15 2016

It is up to individual historians to decide where they stand on the matter

A tall man from Gopalganj  and his burned...

A tall man from Gopalganj and his burned...

Afsan Chowdhury , Afsan Chowdhury

Tue, Dec 6 2016

Of course, it is the poor who are being evicted and expelled

The question about who wants

The question about who wants

Afsan Chowdhury , Afsan Chowdhury

Fri, Oct 21 2016

How will the government handle the opposition to Rampal?

Rampal: The political environment...

Rampal: The political environment...

Longform

Fri, Sep 2 2016

BNP has lost its moral high ground of the anti-Rampal cause. This is the concluding part of yesterday’s...

Rampal: The political environment

Rampal: The political environment

Longform

Thu, Sep 1 2016

Rampal has become an issue of principles rather than arguments. This is the first part of a two-part...