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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
Technological third arm – Cell phone

Technological third arm – Cell phone

Sabiha Anjum writes about the strange dependency particularly among our youth, as if these personal gadgets for better or worst are invisible technological third arm

July 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover
Songs echoing from the hills

Songs echoing from the hills

In the context of most recent arson attack in Langadu, where many houses of Pahari people were burnt to ashes, leaving many students living under the sky, Shabab Tahsin investigated how such incidence of violence and discrimination influenced and shaped the relationship between Pahari-Bengali students in educational institutions.   My new roommate is the best roommate I have ever got. […]

June 18, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Cover