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Duelling panic attacks

Duelling panic attacks

I thought I can always tell when a person is having a panic attack. You see, I tend to look for the usual visible symptoms- the sudden freezing on their part, the frantic eye movement, slight shaking and a lot of stuttering…

March 13, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
What if boys cried and girls wrestled?

What if boys cried and girls wrestled?

One day, I saw a little boy crying, after getting into a fight with his friend. His mom began yelling at him. ‘Stop crying. Do you not know that it is only girls who cry?’ As I watched this exchange, I was dumbfounded…

March 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Love knows no time, no distance

Love knows no time, no distance

Shagufta Tasnim Nur writes how a couple’s pursuit to stay close to each other wiped out the geographic distance and two time zones they lived in, only to explain how love is timeless…

February 28, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Balancing between Bangla and English

Balancing between Bangla and English

I t was the year 2003. I was in sixth grade. The authorities at my three decades old English medium school decided that students speaking Bangla anywhere within school premises would be fined 50 takas…

February 21, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Valentine’s Day for singles

Valentine’s Day for singles

Shagufta Tasnim Nur  explores how singles could truly be unaffected amid the lovers’ parade and escape feeling the blues I crawled out of bed to a Sunday waiting to happen. I crawled out of bed to a lot of sunshine and a workweek ahead that didn’t seem as bright. I crawled out of bed to a day like any other […]

February 14, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Embracing embarrassment

Embracing embarrassment

It happens to the best of us at some point in life or other. When it happens, there is not a single thing you can do to undo the situation…

February 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Chasing after dreams

Chasing after dreams

Last week, I read about Jack Ma, the richest man in China and the 18th richest man in the world. He applied to Harvard University 10 times and got rejected every time…

January 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
What is it with winters and weddings?

What is it with winters and weddings?

The residential area of Dhanmondi is a great place; I especially love it when it is not the time for countless children to scurry to the countless schools in the vicinity, to create a tiresome traffic…

January 24, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
COP 21: Climate change and youth

COP 21: Climate change and youth

While governments and international organisations work at the macro level, youths need to use their power as voters, mobilisers, and innovators to ensure sustainability in the future…writes Sohara Mehroze Shachi As one of the 11 youths selected from all over the world for the Climate Tracker fellowship, I had the opportunity to be part of the biggest climate conference COP […]

January 17, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Dilemma of the eyes and exercise

Dilemma of the eyes and exercise

We take a lot of pride in our capital city. Despite its many shortcomings, we can all agree that Dhaka has a certain charm that is hard to find anywhere else…

January 10, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak