Swadesh Roy

Swadesh Roy

About Swadesh Roy

The author is a senior journalist based in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Nepal can choose to go the Bangladesh way or Pakistan way in dispute settlement with India

So, there are two examples in front of Nepal now; one is Pakistan, and another Bangladesh, which one will they choose? writes Swadesh Roy for South Asia Monitor

As corona rages in Bangladesh, opposition eyes opportunity

Leaders of the BNP and Jamat-E-Islami are thinking that the corona pandemic will totally change the political situation in the country and will help them seize power once again, writes Swadesh Roy for South Asia Monitor 

World leaders should join hands to save humanity

For the first time the world finds itself caught in the sufferings unleashed by COVID-19.  No one is safe from the virus which has impacted almost every nation on the planet

Bangladesh's economy will weather the virus storm

Despite these dark predictions, the main light in Bangladesh's economy is agriculture that is the largest employment sector. The government of Bangladesh has been highly successful in boosting the rural and agro-economy even during COVID-19, writes Swadesh Roy  for South Asia Monitor

Hasina first South Asian leader to announce virus economic package

The Bangladesh government is considering an extension of lockdown in the country as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise despite social distancing measures

Bangladesh: The corona pandemic has eclipsed Khaleda’s release from jail

Despite Khaleda Zia’s suspended sentence and release from jail, no news except about the coronavirus is attracting the people’s attention in Bangladesh, writes Swadesh Roy for South Asia Monitor

Bangladesh has a tradition of religious harmony: American senator’s remarks cause outrage

There is no incident in Bangladesh that can prove that any Bangladeshi has been persecuted by the government for his or her religious beliefs, writes Swadesh Roy for South Asia Monitor

Will China’s strategic embrace of Myanmar spell more trouble for Rohingyas?

The strategic gameplan of support to the Rohingya militancy is clearly visible. One, for China, making them into militants can be used to destabilize many countries, including India in South Asia, thus weakening its economic competitors, writes Swadesh Roy for South Asia Monitor

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51 years of bank nationalization in India: Crying need for a better corporate work culture

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