Ashfaque Swapan | The Daily Star
  • Ashfaque Swapan

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

  • Is his political mystique finally unravelling?

    The Trump Tamasha

    Way back when George W Bush was in the White House, comedian Bill Maher made a wickedly funny observation: How badly do you have to suck to lose a popularity contest to Saddam Hussein?
  • Ekushey February: The legacy and the challenge

    For a perennially homesick expat living 10,000 miles away in Atlanta, February is a special month. It's that particular time in the year when Bangla lovers renew their pledge to nurture their language and culture.
  • Naiyor: A Tale of Two Passages in Two Eras

    Imagine, dear reader, a youthful village belle. Transport yourself back 50 or 60 years ago. She lives with her husband and her in-laws in a farming homestead in rural East Bengal. It's been a few years since she arrived in her new home.
  • From Atlanta, with love

    It struck us like a bolt of lightning around the end of November.
  • US, reeling from fatal racial attacks, goes to midterm polls

    Americans vote on November 6 in a momentous mid-term elections. Polls suggest that the total Republican grip on federal power is about to be shattered as Democrats regain the House.