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Home in a foreign land

Home in a foreign land

Dristy Rahman reflects on her experience of studying abroad.   I had just moved to Singapore, overwhelmed by the idea of living alone and having no one to stop me from doing anything. It was my first day there. I went home and took a shower, unaware of the horror that I’d have to face in a while. It felt […]

August 20, 2017 · 0 comments · Mindspeak
‘Can a hate crime be committed with words alone?’  Riasat Raihan aptly problematise issues of hate crime in Bangladesh.

‘Can a hate crime be committed with words alone?’ Riasat Raihan aptly problematise issues of hate crime in Bangladesh.

Hate crime is considered as a ‘criminal act.’ The reasons behind hate crimes could be so many. But, generally these crimes happen against race, sex, religion, disability, transgender issue and more. I think the difference between hate-crimes and other crimes is the role played by the personal characteristics in motivating the offender. Most of us always wonder why hate crimes […]

August 13, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Graffiti as a way of expression

Graffiti as a way of expression

As an art enthusiast and believer in revolution, Rummana Ferdous Fagun writes about her thoughts on grafitti.     Why do people take up doing graffiti on walls instead of showcasing their work elsewhere? Because graffiti is much more than just art. It is a way of expression as well as protest. One of its perks is anonymity. Graffiti, painted […]

August 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Can we not legalise but liberalise drugs?

Can we not legalise but liberalise drugs?

Aqib Tahmid presents his case for reformative than punitive approach to fight drug addiction….

July 23, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Cell Shock

Cell Shock

Ayan Soofi reflects on our cell-phone dependency…

July 16, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
To tech, or not to tech!

To tech, or not to tech!

As a technologically handicapped person, I feel delighted to write an article where I get to bash the extreme usage and dependence on modern day gadgets…

July 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Modern death traps

Modern death traps

In the aftermath of the tragic death of two students of Jahangirnagar University, Tasnia Ahmed expresses her grave concern about the high incidence of death from road accidents in Bangladesh.

June 18, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Hypocrisy in Ramadan

Hypocrisy in Ramadan

Dristy Rahman’s satirical take on the disjuncture between the values and practice of Ramadan.

June 11, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
The plight of the third gender

The plight of the third gender

Sabiha Anjum writes about the plight of the third gender.

June 4, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Disney’s discrimination

Disney’s discrimination

Dristy Rahman deconstructs the mythic reality that Disney represents.

May 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak