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Hasib’s death in harness

Hasib’s death in harness

YOUNG LIVES MATTER The death of young garment worker Rashedul Islam Hasib exposed the way factory authorities are continuously violating the national labour laws.  The new safety regimes implemented after the Rana Plaza collapse are focused on the structural improvements of factory building or the new fire safety measures but, Hasib’s death had shattered young workers illusions of safety, writes […]

May 20, 2018 · 0 comments · Cover
Srijonshil: a creative caricature?

Srijonshil: a creative caricature?

For the last decade, public examinations of school and college level are having Srijonshil or structured question, a creative question pattern to test student’s ability on four different criteria. However, this system has become a concern for both the teachers and students. Lack of well trained teachers in this system is translating, unfortunately, into students failing to grasp the system […]

May 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
‘Relax, it won’t hurt’

‘Relax, it won’t hurt’

Great literary minds have shown ordinary people the way to imagine, dream and hope. Their works have captured people’s way of life as well as influenced people’s thinking. Among those writers, surprisingly, many have lost hope and purpose of life, ultimately logging off from this world voluntarily. Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree explores a few such writers and endeavours to chisel out […]

May 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
The native refugee

The native refugee

Public university halls in Bangladesh offer students living standard of no better than a refugee. Over politicisation of university administration and its failure, dominance issue of students political parties and ragging — make up most of the university life of a student. Indifference of the authorities and their lack of will to solve these issues only add to the miseries […]

April 29, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Rajib Hossain: dismembered hand, dead dream

Rajib Hossain: dismembered hand, dead dream

YOUNG LIVES MATTER In conventional terms, Rajib Hossain was no brilliant young ‘change makers.’ He was an ordinary young man raised in relative’s house met with an every day accident in the city, but his tragedy got extra-ordinary attention in the media and it exposed how indifferent is the government towards the lives of struggling young people in Bangladesh, writes […]

April 22, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Nigerian students in Bangladesh

Nigerian students in Bangladesh

Recently, Bangladesh is seeing a number of international students in different universities, most of them are of African nationalities. Riasat Raihan talks with a group of Nigerian students and explores their experiences of living in Bangladesh so far. Bangladesh has become a popular choice of destination for higher studies for the international students, specifically for students from different African nations. […]

April 8, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Anonymous Crew: hip hop in Bangladesh

Anonymous Crew: hip hop in Bangladesh

Hip hop is new in Bangladesh. Until recently, break dance was something we have seen in the music video of Michael Jackson. Those who are interested took an extra step to read and know the history of this dance form and how it is often marked as subversive form of cultural expression among the afro-descendents across the world. Anonymous Crew, […]

April 1, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Priyabhashini: a tribute to an icon of courage

Priyabhashini: a tribute to an icon of courage

Ferdousi Priyabhashini, she knew why caged birds sing. The grace, courage and simplicity with which she conducted her life left a legacy for the new generation, particularly for young women to draw inspiration from, writes Dipa Mahbuba Yasmin. An indomitable-fighting spirit, a woman, a survivor of unspeakable torture, an artist, and an inspiration – one Priyabhashini! Two eyes coated in […]

March 25, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Ragging: the crooked comedy in campus

Ragging: the crooked comedy in campus

Ragging is still there. Is it a result of the failure of the university administration, or a manifestation of a larger systematic problem in our higher education? Talking to many students, faculties and university authorities, Nahid Riyasad scrutinises different aspects of ragging.  The pervasive practice of ragging in the public universities of Bangladesh is neither new, nor unreported. Isolated incidents […]

March 18, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Tonu’s stolen dreams

Tonu’s stolen dreams

YOUNG LIVES MATTER Sohagi Jahan Tonu, a thriving theatre activist,  dancer and engaged citizen, was murdered, so were her dreams. On  International Women’s Day 2018, Shaikha Shuhada Panzeree dedicates this piece to her memory and writes about her family’s ordeal after Tonu’s killing. Silence. Eternal silence. Shohagi Jahan Tonu does not rest in peace. She died, she was killed, but […]

March 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Cover