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Welcoming Maa Durga!

Welcoming Maa Durga!

Dristy Rahman writes about the celebration of Durga Puja. Devi paksha is the waxing phase of the moon that comes in the month of Ashwin as per the Hindu lunar calendar. The holy occasion of Mahalaya is the first day of Durga Puja or Navratri. This day marks the beginning of the grand festival and prayers are offered to invite […]

September 24, 2017 · 0 comments · Cover
Another face of facebook..!!

Another face of facebook..!!

Facebook opened doors for new forms of friendship.  There is no denying of it. A school friend you have lost touch with, suddenly is there, just a click away. But, Facebook also allowed space for anonymity. Maureen Nawer writes about these anonymous, fake faces of facebook. When I got to know about Facebook back in 2008, I was curious like […]

September 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Youth responding to flood crisis

Youth responding to flood crisis

Talking to students at different campuses in the country, Sohel Tarek writes about the way, youth has responded to the current flood crisis.   The country witnessed four severe floods in the last four decades. Of them, the flood of 1998 was the worst when two-thirds of the county remained submerged for nearly three months. The flood that hit the […]

September 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Sexual Harassment …. Sshh!

Sexual Harassment …. Sshh!

  August comes with haunting memories of the tragic death of Yasmin, a 14 year old domestic help Yasmin. It comes with the reminder of the fearless protest that unleashed after her rape and murder in Dinajpur in 1995. Yasmin’s death and subsequent protest brought new and tougher anti-rape law in Bangladesh. Sexual harassment too is now a legally recognised […]

August 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Campus protests

Campus protests

Students from different universities are protesting to establish their rights and continuing demonstration against undemocratic, tyrannical administrations. With their chants and slogans from different campuses reverberate the sounds of change on campus and in society at large, writes Sohel Tarek   Historically, students’ movements played a foundational role in the political struggle of Bangladesh – the language movement of 1952 […]

August 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Everyday stories of intolerance

Everyday stories of intolerance

When we talk about violence on campus or youth violence, we mostly talk about the violent political clashes between right wing student parties. When you talk about violence an ethnic or religious minority student face, we mostly talk about the arson in their village, we never talk about everyday form violence and discrimination minority students endure in Bangladesh. Ayan Soofi […]

August 13, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Subodh, run-away;time not on your side…

Subodh, run-away;time not on your side…

Since this summer, a set of graffiti on the street side walls of Dhaka introduced an artistic figure, character, Subodh that took the social media by storm. Some found the young man nihilist; others thought his words aptly captured the crisis of our time. Shovon Das reviews the art work, also respond to the political questions revolving around the figure […]

August 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Musicians who left a void

Musicians who left a void

Musicians are our closest friends because music can heal, can console a broken heart or can be companion in a lonely journey. When you lose such a friend, it leaves a void inside you. Who on this planet can fill that void? Maureen Nawer, Istiaque Ahmed Nahian and Riasat Raihan write about their favourite musicians who left an imprint in […]

August 4, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
BODY SHAMING AND YOUNG WOMEN

BODY SHAMING AND YOUNG WOMEN

We live in a society where there is constant pressure to be perfect. Perceptions of beauty and expectations of women are not only being constantly modified, but also ridiculed. One of the biggest issues that women face in this day and age is body image and it’s a constant struggle to fit the mold of what everyone sees as “beautiful.”

July 23, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
We know why caged birds sing

We know why caged birds sing

In the music industry of Bangladesh, a new generation of young woman singers slowly making space for their songs. Talking to these singers, Akramul Momen writes about their journey…

July 16, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover