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  • My Days at the Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendro: The Radio Broadcasting Centre During Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971

    The War of Liberation 1971, or the (Muktijuddho), or just Ekkator er Juddho as it is popularly known in Bangladesh, was a People’s War in which all Bengalis participated, sans a few thousands of the country’s seven and a half crores. This was a peoples’ struggle against the undemocratic Government of Pakistan and its oppressive Army. It was a war where ordinary people from all strata of life ― who knew nothing about waging a war ― took up arms against a trained and fully armed Pakistan Army, while many others ― men and women ― contributed in various other ways.

    November 2021

    Report of Monday Morning Meeting on “Political Instability in Sri Lanka”

    Monday Morning Meeting
    April 11, 2022
    1000 hrs

    Economic Crisis in Sri Lanka: An Assessment

    Depletion in foreign reserves has led to uncertainty about Sri Lankan government’s ability to account for import of essential items and debt servicing. Analyses of government’s policy measures and global geopolitical-economic developments suggest that a state of uncertainty is hovering over Sri Lankan economy.

    March 10, 2022

    Emerging Contours of Security in Jammu and Kashmir

    The decline in terrorist incidents and reduction in infiltration from across the border is no doubt a positive development but this alone cannot guarantee peace in Jammu and Kashmir. Strengthening of democratic institutions at the grassroots level is also required.

    February 21, 2022

    Monday Morning Webinar on “Economic Crisis in Sri Lanka: An Assessment”

    Monday Morning Meeting
    February 14, 2022
    1030 hrs

    Sri Lanka–China Fiasco over Shipment of Contaminated Fertiliser

    Chinese reaction to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Agriculture’s decision to cancel an organic fertiliser deal has demonstrated that China is not hesitant to take punitive action against Sri Lanka, if its interests are not fulfilled.

    February 10, 2022