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The homecoming of Durga

The homecoming of Durga

With folded hands, my prayers at the feet of the Goddess. Jai Maa Durga! — kaleiodoscopic kanvas  Durga Puja, yet another moment in our lives in which mythology, religious practice and culture interacts with each other. Nasif Tanjim writes about a daughter’s return to her troubled home and the promises she brings with her focusing mainly on different versions of […]

September 24, 2017 · 0 comments · Mindspeak
Prank : Humor or Humiliation?

Prank : Humor or Humiliation?

Samia Sultana Lira reflects on the recent incidences of prank in public places, mostly by group of young men to earn online accolades and likes. They say, ‘Just for fun.’ Is it? You wake up in the morning with an alarm tone. A busy day ahead! You hurry for the washroom lest you should get late for classes. Taking toothpaste […]

September 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Teachers as friends

Teachers as friends

Samin Sakib asks, can we be friends with our teachers? Where do we create barriers?   An ever-changing world seeks advancement in every aspect of life including education. Since it is recognised that the level of education in the developed world is far higher than in the developing countries, it stands to reason that education has an important role to […]

September 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Selling Empowerment!

Selling Empowerment!

Dristy Rahman critically reflects on the marketing strategies that half-heartedly appropriates from feminism. Just in case you were thinking that advertisements are changing the entire world by making people more aware of equal rights, then you are a fool. All the social media campaigns and promotional adverts on television don’t really help. Using feminism to sell products is leading to […]

August 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
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 · Comments are Disabled · 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