Death of a hero

I am a child of the 80s. One of the first memories I have is of Margaret Thatcher moving into 10 Downing Street. My grandmother used to live at 10 Northbrook Hall Road in Old Town, so was the butt ...

Digital shutdown isn’t the answer

The thing about people you see on TV regularly is that somehow they become a member of the family. More so, someone who has “grown up” from a child to superstar. It is with that sense of e ...

Nice guys don’t finish last

It’s been a sad week for Bangladesh. We lost two leading lights of the nation, Mr Humayun Kabir, chairman of Renata Limited, and Maj Gen (Retd) Amjad Khan Chowdhury, CEO of Pran-RFL group. A lot ...

Veni vidi Modi

What a charmer he was! Even the Begum broke her self-prescribed protocol and shook hands! Prime Minister Modi is the ultimate political operator and a PR genius. And he pulled out all the stops for hi ...

Brothers in arms

But it’s written in the starlight And every line in you palm We are fools to make war On our brothers in arms -- Dire Straits, “Brothers In Arms” The problem with Bang ...

But a missed opportunity

I am a fan of Matthew Islam and diligently follow his writings. He is always erudite in his thinking, and articulate in his arguments. But I think he missed the big picture in his article “Not a ...

The shape of things to come

The recently held mayoral elections in Barisal, Khulna, Rajshahi and Sylhet were interesting for many reasons. Mainly so because this was the first head to head contest between BNP and AL since the ...

Collateral Lessons

Since when is “only” 22 dead a good thing? Somewhere along the way, life, it seems, has become disposable. The warmongers even have a politically correct word for it, “collateral ...

The (un) importance of labels

I believe the term used to describe me for the last two months has been “chhagu.” A slang term that connotes a supporter of Islamist-leaning politics. Interesting, I thought, given ...

Of lungis and national pride

“Choli ke piche kya hai? (What’s behind the blouse?)” was a song that sent India into a tailspin in the early 90s. The moral brigade termed it vulgar. A lot of us sniggered at the ...

Nazim Farhan Choudhury

Nazim Farhan Choudhury is Managing Director, Adcomm Limited.

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