Afsan Chowdhury

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    Is social media an alternative political challenge?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2018

    POLITICAL space in Bangladesh is limited by several factors. Some of them are structural, others social, legal and political too. That points to a lack...

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    Can Bangladesh politics recover from ‘conspiracies’?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on November 28, 2018

    ANOTHER day, another conspiracy theory and accusation, another dose of toxicity added to what goes on in Bangladesh in the name of politics. Bangladesh is...

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    A party, a platform or a political joint family?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on October 30, 2018

    THE Awami League’s ability to reconfigure itself as history demands has sustained the party over the years. It has had all types of ...

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    Politics of election or electoral politics?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on September 12, 2018

    AS ELECTION time nears, uncertainty increases as well as confusion. We are not only confused about who stands for what but whether they seriously want...

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    Why blame police for problem they never created?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on August 15, 2018

    IN FEBRUARY 1994, I was covering a street agitation of the Awami League against the then incumbent BNP government....

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    Forgotten pioneers of ‘free Bangladesh’

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 04:51pm on March 27, 2018

    INTENT and activism to establish independent ‘Bangladesh’ existed even before August 1947, before the formal birth of Pakistan that is. The ‘Pakistan’ that came into...

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    Bangladesh, Bengal, or identity nationalism and fundamentalism

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on February 21, 2018

    BENGALI nationalism means several things and is interpreted accordingly. Several notions operate in this space and they do not mean the same thing. Cultural identities...

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    Media in times of class unrest

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 06:07pm on October 26, 2017

    THIS is not the moment for some slogan-mongering Lefties to overrun the republic but a time when old class clusters are undergoing rearrangements. The rise...

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    Rohingya crisis: when economic priorities victimise the vulnerable

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on September 06, 2017

    SUDDENLY the brutality of the Rohingya crisis is on everyone’s digital window all over the world. Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel reputation lies in tatters...

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    Do we need a law to protect the history of 1971?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on May 10, 2017

    GIVEN that we have very few history research books of quality on 1971 and no one wanting to insult history, the proposed law on protecting...