Bangla Saturday, September 26, 2020
Afsan Chowdhury

Afsan Chowdhury

34 Posts

Reality check shows case for new South Asian organization...

A view of famous saint Shah Rukhne Alam shrine in Multan, Pakistan. The shrine is considered to be the earliest example of Tughluq archi...

Killing of Maj Sinha reveals a major systemic malaise

OC Pradeep Kumar Das and two others are being taken from the Cox's Bazar central jail for interrogation in the Sinha killing case  The kil...

Shringla's airdash: Did Bangladesh put its cards on the ta...

It was one of the mysterious visits to Dhaka by an Indian official. Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla air dashed and flew back after a...

China’s navy drills in 4 regions show ability to counter U...

China is conducting military drills almost simultaneously in four sea regions, a rare move possibly designed to signal its readiness to handle confron...

How the death of a star reveals the collective psyche of S...

The suicide of a film star in India has caused a stir all over South Asia. Sushant Singh Rajput was a mid-level aspirant for stardom in Bollywood. But...

India’s outdated perceptions about Bangladesh prove to be...

Bangladesh is in an unusual situation in South Asia. The latest addition to the comity of states in the region, it shares borders with two different...

In Bangladesh: Killing of ex-Army Maj exposes issues beyon...

Maj (retd) Sinha The cold blooded killing of Maj (Retd) Sinha Mohd. Rashed Khan by a section of the Cox's Bazar police brings home the reality of...

Shahed, Sabrina and Social Media

Bangladesh is alive and kicking on social media even as corona remains active in the country. The latest to engage the media is the Covid-related corr...

Covid, corruption and connection

Bangladesh isn't exactly a role model in the management of the corona crisis but it is throwing up excellent examples on how to fake test results and...

The proxy war: China is fighting the US on the Sino-Indian...

Western analysts continue to press home the point that the India of 2020 is not the India of 1962, and that it can fight China better now than it did...

Post-Galwan, India has never been so lonely in South Asia

South Asian scholars and analysts look upon the India-China conflict differently from those in the US. While Indians don’t exactly echo the US,...

India needs to introspect on why it is friendless in its o...

The violent physical confrontation between India and China on the Sino-Indian border has been an odd one. Arms were not used but violence was aplenty...

India needs a reality check vis-à-vis China

Xi and Modi If the West had the power and the means, it would have done everything to prevent the corona pandemic. It is not the infection rate,...

Systemic flaws set to outlive the coronavirus and trouble...

Political life has been slowing down for a while but it has come to a standstill during the corona crisis. Most people are concerned about both life a...

How is Sino-US tension affecting South Asia?

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart Donald Trump The US and its allies in general had expected China to be devastated and i...

Bangladesh: Politics withers as corona cases rise

The battle against Covid -19 goes on in Bangladesh as the numbers go up. But political party battles are conspicuously absent. The battle against the...

Can traditional South Asia survive the coronavirus trauma?

Even as the corona turmoil is on, basically a health crisis though related to governance, international politics is working full time. Sino-US rivalry...

South Asia and the rise of Covid -19 politics

The current Covid-19 pandemic is exposing some of the socio-political fissures in various countries in South Asia. It is obvious that the existing gov...

Coronavirus pandemic will trigger changes in the national...

The battle against the corona virus goes on, as do several other power and position- related battles within States and among States. The mega battle i...

Is Bangladesh ready to face the post-corona world?

Migrant workers mostly from Bangladesh queue to collect free masks and have their temperatures checked in Singapore on Feb 23, 2020 The world...

Anxiety is the biggest epidemic in Bangladesh now

Bangladesh is yet to see the big number of deaths which China saw, and the West is now seeing. There is no mass dying here, but there is mass panic. L...