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Syed Badrul Ahsan

Syed Badrul Ahsan is a Bangladeshi political analyst. His works include biographies of Bangladesh’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and its first prime minister Tajuddin Ahmad

Columns
The Rise and Fall of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Despite being destroyed by the Pakistan army, perhaps he would have done better as a politician if not blinded by hubris

04 April 2021
Columns
The Nehru Appeal

For posterity, he remains a subcontinental giant who bestrode the global stage

23 November 2020
Columns
The Legacy of Jinnah

The argument that had he lived longer, Pakistan would have evolved into a proper democracy is pure sophistry

11 September 2020
Essay
Dhaka Central

South Asian stability depends on a stable relationship between India and Bangladesh

04 September 2020
Columns
Delhi’s Dhaka Dilemma

Should South Block be alarmed at Bangladesh’s increasing closeness to China?

22 August 2020
The Magic in Mohammad Rafi
Columns
The Magic in Mohammad Rafi

Remembering the legendary singer on his death anniversary

31 July 2020
Features
Bangladesh Scrambles to Contain Covid-19

The country’s economy and health resources are being overwhelmed by the pandemic

07 June 2020
Essay
Jawaharlal Nehru...as a South Asian remembers

We live in a world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open, said Jawaharlal Nehru

27 May 2020
The Genocide Men of 1971
Guest Column
The Genocide Men of 1971

The fates of those responsible for mass murder in East Pakistan

30 March 2020
Bangabandhu at 100
Essays
Bangabandhu at 100

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman believed Bangladesh could be the Switzerland of the East. It is time to reclaim that belief

06 March 2020

Authors

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.

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