A Political History of Bangladesh

Abrar Fahyaz 15 days after the official declaration of independence, on 10 April 1971, the provisional government of the sovereign nation of Bangladesh was formed. A week later, on the

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Of Leda and “The Lost Daughter”

R E V I E W - M O V I E Fiana Islam With the touch of postmodern melancholia, The Lost Daughter offers an offbeat narrative of an unusual

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‘গ্রাফিতিও প্রশ্ন করে’: ডিস্টোপিয়ার মোড়কে বর্তমান

ব ই  প র্যা লো চ না তানজিনা তাবাস্​সুম নোভা ডিস্টোপিয়া এমন এক ভবিষ্যতের গল্প বলে, যেখানে পৃথিবী ঢেকে আছে অপশাসনের অন্ধকারে অথবা কোনো বিরাট বিপর্যয় ঘটে গেছে পৃথিবীতে। যেখানে

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Period Positive Bangladesh: A Virtual Art Campaign

F E A T U R E - C A M P A I G N  Talk Period, Bangladesh (TPBD) is a youth-based online platform established by Foundation 21. It

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Study Revealing Correlation of Hair Colour with a Person’s Character Breaks the Internet

S A T I R E Shudipto Dip In a recent study conducted by the Stonewall Observatory of Texas, scientists have come to a conclusion that hair dye, especially the

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A Million Miles Ahead or a Momentary Spell?

P O E T R Y Niha Zahan Tell me a little something of things that broke me Tell me where it goes To the north or south A right

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“Nodi Rocks” Starts with 7 Popular Bands for the Love of the Rivers

P R E S S  R E L E A S E  “Nodi Rocks – Jolbayu bachate cholo nodir kachey jai” is an exclusive initiative aimed to raise awareness about

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That Time I Cinematised My Life to Cope with Reality

Koushin Unber A lady in a matinee once told me we should switch places Apparently she had had enough of overused TV tropes. "Life will never be the same again,

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The Space Between Absolution and Forgiveness

P O E T R Y Anindya Arif I have conjured all of my misplaced guilt  and enclosed it in satin Armour wrapped  around 19th-century mysticism. The armour, now ruptured,

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All of Us Are Dead: Mediocre by Comparison, Enthralling Regardless

R E V I E W - T V  S E R I E S Sharika Sabha “It’s Train to Busan.” The trailer of All of Us Are Dead had

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“No administrative or social rule will care”: Rani, a sex worker

INTERVIEW At the mere age of 9, Rani was sold off by her family to a brothel. She was thus pushed into the sex work industry — forced to hide

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The Psychology of Prejudice: How Bigotry Comes to Be

INSIGHT - LGBTQ BANGLADESH Koushin Unber, Aranyo Rishi While the West’s notifications are riddled with Dave Chappelle comedy specials and his indirect transphobic jokes, the media grows forgetful of the

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The Absence of Cyber-Security and its Impact on the Mental Health of Genderqueer People

INSIGHT - QUEERNESS & SEX WORK Tasmim Kheya According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, there are higher rates of depression, anxiety, suicide, self-harm, and substance abuse among the queer

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“People mostly ignore when I ask for help”: Anwar Kader Chowdhury, a Hijra apa

INTERVIEW How familiar are you with digital platforms, such as Facebook, Email, Zoom, etc.? Anwar Apa: I use email, WhatsApp, and Facebook. I am not very good at it. I

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In Conversation with Munni, a Hijra Apa

INTERVIEW How familiar are you with digital platforms such as Facebook, Email, Zoom, etc.? Munni Apa: I am not very familiar with using them. I use IMO, WhatsApp, and Facebook

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In Conversation: Ruby Apa

INTERVIEW According to Ruby, she has been homeless all her life. After her parent’s death, at the age of 7 or 8, she started living in Aparajeyo Bangladesh which is

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In Conversation: Lucky Apa

INTERVIEW Formerly a garments' factory worker, Lucky apa resorted to sex work in her early twenties in the hopes of earning a higher pay than the insufficient amount offered by

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God of the Forge

P O E T R Y Koushin Unber He's a question mark hooked over his table, unbeknownst to the world outside   an emblazoned hammer in his oxide-covered hand; a

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In Conversation: Shahanaz Apa

INTERVIEW Shahanaz apa got separated from her parents at age seven, and with no one to attend to her needs, apa has had to provide for herself since then. Having

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In Conversation: Shefali Apa

INTERVIEW Shefali was only a five-year-old when her parents died. This incident led her to moving into her uncle's place. And that’s when the catastrophe began. Her uncle — whom

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