Asrar Chowdhury

Asrar Chowdhury teaches economic theory and game theory in the classroom. Outside he listens to music and BBC Radio; follows Test Cricket; and plays the flute.

August 4, 2021
August 4, 2021

The Debut Album of Pink Floyd ft. The Beatles

How did the Beatles influence Pink Floyd's debut studio album?

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

50 Years of the Concert for Bangladesh: How It Came to Be

The backstory of the concert scripted in the heavens.

July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021

Re-reading ‘The Alchemist’: A book of omens

Before I knew it, I developed a personal relationship with the book. I was glued from beginning till end. I read slowly. Sometimes I read the same section twice. I could not focus on anything else...

July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021

The Dimensions of Infinity

To describe infinity, we need to redefine the way we count.

July 1, 2021
July 1, 2021

A Subtle Emptiness at Dhaka University

After my HSC, I stood at a crossroads. I reached a fork where only “two roads diverged”. And I had no option but to take one of the two roads and embrace the next phase in my life.

June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021

Bayes’ Theorem, With No Maths

As new sets of information appear, we adapt our perception.

June 5, 2021
June 5, 2021

Azam Khan: Ten Years On, Bhalobasho Manushere

Today, June 5, 2021 is his tenth death anniversary.

May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021

Echoes at 100

This is the 100th instalment of the fortnightly column on SHOUT.

May 24, 2021
May 24, 2021

Bob Dylan at 80: Forget about today until tomorrow

The legendary singer-songwriter made songs a part of literature.

May 6, 2021
May 6, 2021

The Origin of Eid-ul-Fitr Songs

How did "O Mon Romjaner Oi Rojar Sheshe" come to be?