Syed Tashfin Chowdhury

Syed Tashfin Chowdhury is a Dhaka, Bangladesh based freelance journalist and the editor of  Xtra, the weekend magazine of New Age, a leading English daily in Bangladesh.

As a regular contributor to Al Jazeera English and VICE publications, Tashin writes features and business articles, as well as news pieces on border conflicts, Indo-Bangla relations, and workers rights among others.

Tashfin also serves as a national communication consultant for the United Nations Development Programme. 

Poverty & Development

Bangladesh students protest education tax

Thousands of students from private universities protest across country against proposed tax on tuition fees.


Series of gruesome child murders shocks Bangladesh

Within weeks of a 13-year-old boy being lynched, another child was found tortured and murdered, sparking public anger.

Humanitarian crises

Meet Bangladesh's people smugglers

Refugees are vulnerable to violence from smugglers who pay off Bangladeshi authorities, insiders say.

Human Rights

Bangladesh and India finally give people a nation

More than 50,000 people without nationality for 70 years now get to choose citizenship and receive the benefits.

Human Rights

Bangladesh bloggers face threats after murders

Bloggers continue to receive death threats in wake of brutal killings of three secular bloggers this year.

Human Rights

Bloody blockade cripples Bangladesh economy

More than 100 people have been killed in clashes since opposition parties launched a nationwide blockade on January 6.


Abducting and selling babies in Bangladesh

New parents describe 'nightmares' after their newborns were kidnapped from hospitals - a rising trend in the country.

Science & Technology

Bottle lights brighten lives in Bangladesh

Cheap method of refracting sunlight, lights up poor homes and schools and provides solution to recurrent power cuts.

Human Rights

Bangladesh sex workers yearn for lost home

Workers protest after 2,000 forced to flee 200-year-old brothel due to alleged threats from ruling party activists.


'Infoladies' bring change in rural Bangladesh

'Infoladies' on bicycles provide health, agricultural and IT services to remotest villages in Bangladesh.


Library movement takes root in Bangladesh

Village Library Movement not only helps in inculcating reading habits but also encourages community work in rural areas.


Bangladesh woos China in snub to West

India likely to be watching closely as Sheikh Hasina bolsters ties with Beijing to repair dented legitimacy.