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Mainstream media yields to social media in Bangladesh

A Rohingya youth shares his stories on social media As conventional institutions fail to grow adequately or are retarded, alternat...

What do Biden's win and Trump's loss mean for India and So...

In a bizarre election, worthy of the best and the worst, Joe Biden won more votes and electoral votes than Donald Trump to be home and...

India’s anxiety over Bangladesh’s GDP growth

Victoria Station in Mumbai -- the financial hub of India  This isn't exactly the best of time for India. This is largely du...

US needs “enemies” for survival: Prof. Cheng

Prof. Cheng Xizhong South Asian Monitor talked extensively to Prof. Cheng Xizhong of Southwest University of Political Science and...

Rape in time of Corona

Recent incidences of rape have created great social turmoil in Bangladesh. Social media, the carrier of public opinion these days, is...

Bangladesh: Turning strategic weakness into strength

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina talks to US President  Donald Trump at a launch hosted by UN Secretary General Ant&oac...

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 o...

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&n...

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 fl...

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...

India’s outdated perceptions about Bangladesh prove to be...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

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...

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 Cov...

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 n...

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 exactl...

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 i...

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 ab...

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...

Snapshots from corona-hit Dhaka

As one of the most overpopulated, traffic-jammed, extremely polluted cities in the world, Dhaka offers no solace, relief or comfort to...

Systemic weakness and democracy stand in the way of COVID-...

South Asia has still got low rates of the COVID-19 infection. But many say that this is because of the non-existence of proper testing...

COVID-19: No option but to accept the bounty and bane of n...

As the coronavirus crisis spreads to various parts of the world, many questions beyond health are also popping up. At the first level,...