Authors Posts by Afsan Chowdhury

Afsan Chowdhury

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Thank you Humayun Ahmed ….

Thank you Humayun Ahmed, for giving shape to the hopes, aspirations and imageries of the slightly bemused slightly innocent, slightly out of place middle...

Two laws, three branches and one big conflict 

The 16th amendment of the constitution which empowered the Legislature to remove a judge of the Supreme Court was struck down against which the...

Does ‘terrorism’ have a future in Bangladesh?

Terrorism is one of the many problems of law and order and not the only one in Bangladesh. It has almost no ideological face...

Eid and the culture of the travelling classes

The local grocer asked me if I was going outside Dhaka for Eid. I replied that I was totally urban with no village home...

Sultana Kamal and the legacy of Tikatuli-Tarabhagh

How influential is the neighbourhood in which one grows up? Advocate Sultana Kamal, comes from the para I grew up as well. It’s called Tikatuli and she was...

New imaginations for an ancient region

A key factor now influencing the changing face of the south is not from South Asia but a slightly far away neighbor, China.  From...

Greek lady, Bangla PM and the Islamists  

The fight over the sari clad statue of Themis, Greek goddess of Justice located in the Supreme Court premises of Bangladesh is both about...

AL-BNP in mood swings while voters hope for the best

In the last couple of months, the AL-BNP conflict situation has become a bit intriguing. From a state of high confidence, the ruling party...

Rape, FB and class conflict in Dhaka

In a country where the upper class enjoys almost total impunity, they suddenly faced an unexpected furor over an alleged rape incident. It allegedly...

Economic migration: Why flee from an emerging tiger?

Bangladesh has been a top performing economy in Asia, averaging a 6 % + growth rate largely driven by exports, particularly the garments sector,...

Terrorists yes, IS no : Sk. Hasina takes a stand

Terrorism is going through an identity crisis in Bangladesh.  Everyone now agrees there is terrorism, - read Islamic militants- but few agree what is...