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Our VIPs and their class identity

Our VIPs and their class identity

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, May 16 2019

What raises a person to the status of ‘very important person?

Our diplomats need to do better

Our diplomats need to do better

Opinion

Thu, May 9 2019

A ritual mouthing of platitudes will no longer be enough

Remembering the Tiger of Bengal

Remembering the Tiger of Bengal

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Apr 25 2019

The history and politics of AK Fazlul Huq

The decline of secular politics

The decline of secular politics

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Apr 18 2019

The idealism which once governed thought and strategy has not translated into concerted programs

Diary of a bitter man

Diary of a bitter man

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Apr 11 2019

What Ayub Khan’s diaries reveal about the military dictator

God’s world and men’s desires

God’s world and men’s desires

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Apr 4 2019

Modernization has come, but at what cost?

The need for focused historical...

The need for focused historical...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Mar 28 2019

Preserving our history for scholars and future generations 

A date in March … across time

A date in March … across time

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Mar 21 2019

Why March 21 matters in the history of South Asia 

The troubled rebirth of DUCSU

The troubled rebirth of DUCSU

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Mar 14 2019

A premier player in the history of Bangladesh has been resuscitated in erratic fashion

The struggle … for emancipation, for...

The struggle … for emancipation, for...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Mar 7 2019

Remembering the immortal speech of March 7

A day of profound sorrow

A day of profound sorrow

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Mon, Feb 25 2019

The Pilkhana tragedy left an indelible stain on our national identity

Lost details in the Ekushey...

Lost details in the Ekushey...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Feb 21 2019

February 21 holds far more significance to our history than we have been led to believe

The curtain falls for Rashid...

The curtain falls for Rashid...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Mon, Feb 11 2019

The son of Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy carried on his father’s legacy until his death

Sycophants, lobbyists, and men of...

Sycophants, lobbyists, and men of...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Jan 31 2019

Our country would do well to listen to its brightest minds

The year 1969: 50 years on

The year 1969: 50 years on

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Jan 24 2019

Have we battered our history? Or swept it under the rug?

Bigots and their war on women

Bigots and their war on women

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Wed, Jan 16 2019

Ignoring men like Ahmed Shafi would be unwise

When the liberator came home

When the liberator came home

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Jan 10 2019

The story of January 10, 1972

When the liberator came home

When the liberator came home

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Wed, Jan 9 2019

The story of January 10, 1972

The humility of a great writer

The humility of a great writer

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Jan 3 2019

Remembering Shawkat Osman (January 2, 1917-May 14, 1998) on his birthday

Beyond the elections, a citizen’s...

Beyond the elections, a citizen’s...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Wed, Dec 26 2018

Expectations of democracy, secularism, nationalism, and socialism