Bangla Sunday, April 05, 2020
Afsan Chowdhury

Afsan Chowdhury

14 Posts

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...

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 anyone. It is i...

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 facilities and...

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, it is a health...

Modi’s visit will go through but the future of Indo-Bangla...

Sheikh Hasina with Narendra Modi Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh on the occasion of the centenary of Sheikh Mujib...

Fast eroding faith in Bangladesh’s financial sector

As the health of Bangladesh’s financial institutions continues to decline, government’s measures to arrest it have not worked well. In exp...

Bangladesh: Elections without voters

Bangladesh awash with election posters Nobody doubted the election’s outcome, and the results confirmed it. Ruling party Awami League&r...

The meaning of Delhi’s “Shaheen Bagh”

Shaheen Bagh, that part of Delhi where young Muslims, including many women, have been agitating against the communally divisive Indian Citizenship Ame...

University violence in Bangladesh stems from monopolizatio...

Four students, allegedly members of the Jamaat-e-Islami, were recently locked up in a room in Dhaka University (DU) and beaten for half the night befo...

Bangladesh’s financial sector is into self-destruction

The death by suicide of a 52 year old insurance executive by jumping from his 13th floor office due to a share market crash news story, is symbolic of...

Why violence is routinized and legitimized in Bangladesh

Dhaka serial rapist arrested The rape of a Dhaka University student in the cantonment area has captured media attention in full. The girl, wh...

Bangladesh: What will be the major news items this year?

2019 wasn’t a rough ride for Bangladesh but certainly unpredictable. In several sectors the situation was unexpected and sometimes worrying bu...

Modi has legitimized majoritarianism in South Asia

India and Bangladesh have remained friends through the last 50 years. But that is now being tested. This is not like the Khaleda Zia/Bangladesh Nation...

Who are gaining from the Rohingya issue?

There could be many reasons for the ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas from Myanmar but one isn’t sure if Myanmar has gained a whole lot from it. Th...