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.

May 6, 2021
May 6, 2021

The Origin of Eid-ul-Fitr Songs

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

May 2, 2021
May 2, 2021

In search of Satyajit’s roots

Maa showed little Manik, “This is where you’re from.”

April 29, 2021
April 29, 2021

An ode to cricket, taken with a pinch of salt

The Commonwealth of Cricket: A Lifelong Love Affair with the Most Subtle and Sophisticated Game Known to Humankind (HarperCollins India, 2020) is Ramachandra Guha’s latest book on cricket. It is...

April 22, 2021
April 22, 2021

The Dimensions of Fasting

Religions have provided time-tested moral codes of conduct.

April 8, 2021
April 8, 2021

Why Do We Choke Under Pressure?

The 2016 T20 World Cup Final. West Indies needed 19 runs off the last over. An unknown Carlos Brathwaite stormed his way into the history books with four consecutive sixes. West Indies won the T20...

March 25, 2021
March 25, 2021

Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra

The legacy of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra is in its songs of freedom.

March 4, 2021
March 4, 2021

Nobody Taught Us Money Management

Yet, schools don't teach how to manage money.

February 4, 2021
February 4, 2021

The Illusion of Success

Success truly isn't what it is. Even Superman is very mortal.

January 21, 2021
January 21, 2021

An Encounter With the Alchemist

My encounter with Santiago, Fatima and the Alchemist changed my life like it did for many others.

December 31, 2020
December 31, 2020

New Year’s Celebrations

Trying to be happy is the prayer this Echoes makes for you in the coming year and beyond.