Ashfaque Swapan | The Daily Star
  • Ashfaque Swapan

    The writer is an Atlanta (US) based freelance journalist.

  • Pahela Boishakh in Atlanta:how expatriates celebrate

    Here in Atlanta, in the land of fried chicken and grits, Pahela Baishakh is celebrated with great fanfare. As the chill of winter gives way
  • A dream still too far

    Fifty years ago, America's iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr, was slain in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4. In the United States, King's following words are famous to the point of being clichéd, but they bear repeating nonetheless: “I have a dream that little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.”
  • Afzalunnessa

    A shameless plug for my octogenarian mum

    Dr Afzalunnessa, retired professor of anaesthesiology, was conferred an honorary doctorate by the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University at its third convocation on February 19 in recognition for her four decades of service to anaesthesiology in Bangladesh.
  • irrfan khan-tisha

    Reflections on current Bangladeshi cinema

    Is Bangladeshi cinema turning a corner? There are some signs of hope, but don't uncork the champagne yet.
  • For the US, a year that will live in infamy

    Two events that bookended the year 2017 epitomise the dire political predicament the United States faces.