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Knowledge from our past

Knowledge from our past

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Wed, Jan 22 2020

An argument for substantive studies of history

A president head and shoulders...

A president head and shoulders...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Wed, Jan 8 2020

Remembering Jimmy Carter in a time of presidential decline

Journeys through January

Journeys through January

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Jan 2 2020

How the month was a passage from innocence to experience

Every assault on Nur is a humiliation...

Every assault on Nur is a humiliation...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Dec 26 2019

There is a grave need to push back against the culture of fear

Pakistan’s judgment is a triumph of...

Pakistan’s judgment is a triumph of...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Dec 19 2019

The verdict against Pervez Musharraf serves a warning for nations 

Between democratic dynasties and dynastic...

Between democratic dynasties and dynastic...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Dec 12 2019

When families rule nations

‘Ah, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s...

‘Ah, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Dec 5 2019

Bangladesh was a reality in people’s minds before 1971

Political blunders in our time

Political blunders in our time

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Nov 28 2019

Political leaders are, like the rest of us, less than perfect

Hostage nation in a free country

Hostage nation in a free country

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Nov 21 2019

When dishonesty and a lack of scruples prevail

Men of history, obituaries, and...

Men of history, obituaries, and...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Nov 14 2019

Sometimes, we need to speak ill of the dead

The sordid art of political...

The sordid art of political...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Nov 7 2019

The lure of power often makes people turn on their benefactors

The powerhouse that was Indira...

The powerhouse that was Indira...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Oct 31 2019

Remembering the politician on her 35th death anniversary 

The de-secularization of

The de-secularization of

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Oct 24 2019

All religious groups have a home in our country, and their rights should be protected

The importance of being Abiy Ahmed

The importance of being Abiy Ahmed

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Oct 17 2019

The Ethiopian prime minister and the Nobel are beautifully matched

Silence is the death of ideas

Silence is the death of ideas

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Oct 10 2019

The candle-light vigils for Abrar Fahad are a bold repudiation of silence

Birthdays and bad mathematics

Birthdays and bad mathematics

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Oct 3 2019

It is important to correctly count anniversaries and birthdays

The majesty inherent in democracy

The majesty inherent in democracy

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Sep 26 2019

It speaks the voice of reason, it liberates the soul

A working democracy has no space for...

A working democracy has no space for...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Sep 19 2019

The ACC needs to be invested with increased powers

The murder of Allende, the wounding...

The murder of Allende, the wounding...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Sep 12 2019

September 11 remains a long moment of undying shame 

A failure of our diplomacy

A failure of our diplomacy

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Aug 29 2019

Re-invention is needed to tackle the Rohingya crisis

A chronicler of the human soul

A chronicler of the human soul

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Aug 22 2019

What great writers like Rizia Rahman do for us