Authors Posts by Azzam Khan

Azzam Khan

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Since when did Mahishasur have a beard and cap?

The largest Hindu festival for Bengali Hindus, Durga Puja, has come and gone and this year it brought Guwahati into the news. An over...

China-India conflict to have regional ripple effect

The tension mounting between the two rivals, China and India, is having a spillover effect in the region. And with Bangladesh considered to be...

Bangladesh trade with India grows slowly, trade gap widens rapidly

Trade connectivity and inclusive development, the key words emerging over the last decade, are tangible challenges for Bangladesh. Pragmatic measures and political consensus are...

Sundarbans, Rampal and blatant lies

A few days ago, the Bangladesh government rather smugly declared that UNESCO had given a go-ahead to the controversial Rampal coal-fired power plant to...

Terrorist activities decreases worldwide, increases in Bangladesh: US State Dept

Bangladesh experienced a significant increase in terrorist activity in 2016, according to the US State Department’s annual ‘Country Report on Terrorism-2016’, released in Washington...

One Belt One Road: Bangladesh is willing but wary

Bangladesh finds itself between a rock and a hard place. On one side, there is China’s One Belt One Road initiative, which promises seamless...

The Budget is big: Does size matter?

Bangladesh’s Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith placed the annual national budget of the 2017-18 fiscal in parliament on Thursday, with an outlay of...

Indian RSS attempts to convert Nazrul!

Kazi Nazrul Islam, the national poet of Bangladesh, the pride of the Bengali nation, the revolutionary who stood up against the British colonialists, against...

South Asia Satellite: Space diplomacy or domination?

In a rather bizarre turn of events, on 5 May this year India launched a satellite into space. This is not the first satellite...

Yogi Adityanath: The Face of ‘New India’

It’s now all about ‘New India’. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi is no fool. When the luster of his party’s ‘India Shining’ slogan wore...

Bangladesh: Curbing covert cultural osmosis

“Mujhe bhookh lagee hai, mujhe khaana de do!” the little girl called out as she came home from school. Her uncle, visiting from the...

Terrorists could use nuclear power plant material for ‘dirty bomb’

Bangladesh’s entrance into the sector of nuclear energy started many, many years ago. In fact, the Rooppur nuclear power plant site was selected even...

The voice of freedom

It’s February. It’s spring in Bangladesh. The trees are lit up with the fiery hues of shimul, palash and other brilliant blossoms. In the...