Syed Badrul Ahsan

is a politics and history analyst
Syed Badrul Ahsan
Saluting Bangladesh’s women ... across time
The spirited footballers, who have come home in their champion’s attire, have given us a reason for a rekindling of hope in ourselves
Elizabeth II: Majesty in its timeless grandeur
The reign of Elizabeth II was witness to a remarkable span of history and her death marks the end of an era for Britain
Chile … Sept 11, 1973 and after
It was a day when a democratically elected socialist government was overthrown by the country’s army with the connivance of the US administration
Quiet funerals of consequential men
Mikhail Gorbachev’s death and quiet burial do not take away from him the reputation, questionable as it is, he earned as a consequential figure of history
Nazrul: poetry in the piercing sounds of thunder
Not one to genuflect before power, Nazrul was forever ready to paint reality for what it truly was
A matter of ministerial priorities
“When non-politicians are given positions in the cabinet, embarrassments often happen,” writes Syed Badrul Ahsan
Dhanmondi 32, Bangabandhu and our history
At Dhanmondi 32 in August 1975, Bangabandhu’s Bengalis did to him what his historical tormentors in the form of successive Pakistani military regimes could not do
Rushdie -- and the world of writers
Problem arises when outrage or disagreement translates into outright violence or the threat of violence against a writer
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