Ashfaque Swapan

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

February 21, 2021
February 21, 2021

The promise and challenge of Bangla in the digital age

Every Ekushey, we renew our pledge to the language martyrs of 1952 that we will ensure that our beloved Bangla continues to flourish. To redeem this pledge, we need to remember a critical fact: The...

February 20, 2021
February 20, 2021

The strange kabuki of the trial of Donald Trump

The trial of former US President Donald Trump in the US Senate had all the hallmarks of a Shakespearean tragedy. The Democratic impeachment managers put together a chilling case proving Trump’s...

February 6, 2021
February 6, 2021

A traveler’s adventures in Covid testing

During a recent round-trip from Atlanta, US to Dhaka, Bangladesh, I had wildly contrasting experiences in the two cities as I tried to get tested for Covid-19.

January 23, 2021
January 23, 2021

Biden’s balm of normalcy soothes US

America’s quadrennial celebration of peaceful transition of power is one of its more hallowed traditions.

January 12, 2021
January 12, 2021

Stunning democratic wins in Georgia defy history

As the world continues to reel from images of the outrageous assault of the US Capitol by Trump’s goons, history was made in the southern US state of Georgia this month.

December 27, 2020
December 27, 2020

For US, after a terrible year, perhaps a respite?

Here in America, are we finally beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel?

December 11, 2020
December 11, 2020

US elections survived a threat, but the future is bleak

The toxic political fallout of the recent presidential elections has truly tarnished America’s reputation.

November 21, 2020
November 21, 2020

Trump’s enablers – a grave threat to a nation in crisis

President Donald Trump will leave the White House in January, thank goodness. Unfortunately, his malign influence on American politics will remain.

November 9, 2020
November 9, 2020

Joe Biden eyes arduous path after historic election

Never before has a hard-won victory had such a bitter edge.

October 30, 2020
October 30, 2020

Thank You, Donald Trump! (And you too, Fox News)

Today, Americans are terrified of a pandemic virus whose infection rate has spiked up again. With just four percent of the world’s population, the US already has a quarter of the world’s Covid-19...