Adnan R Amin

THE MIDDLE PATH

The writer is a strategy and communications consultant.

June 13, 2017
June 13, 2017

Silence Of Friends: Activism in the Modern Era

Social media has opened floodgates of unexamined causes and unstoppable rebels. With the license to post/share anything and zero accountability, young men and women have taken to protests and...

May 14, 2017
May 14, 2017

Social ripples of rape

When alleged rapist Shafat Ahmed and accomplice Shadman Sakif were arrested, and the former's father brought under investigation, I had decided not to write about the rape incident that took...

February 12, 2017
February 12, 2017

An idea whose time has come

A great example of citizens failing to arrest political devolution is how a mediocre businessman – with a bad toupée, vocabulary of a fifth grader and freakishly small hands – danced his way to the...

December 15, 2016
December 15, 2016

An Unwanted People

The International Community seems to be unable, if not unwilling, to adequately respond to the recent escalation in Rohingya persecution. Long before this crackdown, apartheid conditions prevailed...

November 21, 2016
November 21, 2016

Demonetisation: A Noteworthy Modification

India's sudden-death demonetisation resembles a gamble: it will either be a big win or a catastrophic fail. Perhaps it is this realisation that keeps the administration squarely in the PM'...

October 17, 2016
October 17, 2016

The Fog of War

2005: the War on Terror was in its third year. Hundreds of tonnes of explosives had pummeled Iraq and Afghanistan, and thousands

September 20, 2016
September 20, 2016

What's in a frame?

It was always destined to become iconic: an image of blood-red streams flowing through a cityscape. The city was Dhaka and the

September 12, 2016
September 12, 2016

A Dramatic Fall

Tania, Tania, Tania!" a ponytailed musician-type claps furiously. He is apologising to his girlfriend. His face looks as though it were

September 11, 2016
September 11, 2016

Cornered men and toxic masculinity

Just after we had graduated to secondary school, a new boy joined our class. This new entrant was of pale, white complexion,

August 6, 2016
August 6, 2016

A marriage of ideals and realities

In reality, a village father does not care about Bangladesh's commitments at the Girl Summit 2014; he cares about his daughter, and his social standing. Integrally linked to this sense of...