Opinion

January 1, 2021
January 1, 2021

Are we looking at a hug-less world?

I have to confess, one of the most frustrating things I have had to face during The Year of Covid-19 is having to restrain myself from hugging people.

November 21, 2020
November 21, 2020

The MP’s words are an insult to all women

One would think it to be the rantings of a madman had it not been the words of a parliamentarian—that feminists are to blame for the rape incidents across the country.

October 6, 2020
October 6, 2020

Has the Noakhali gang rape shaken us enough?

By now, many people have already watched the video. Others could only stomach the transcript, also shared on social media.

September 4, 2020
September 4, 2020

Air travel in the time of corona is surreal

I don’t know why I was expecting that I would not be fazed at embarking on a journey across the Atlantic at a time when just stepping out of my bedroom had the potential to kill me.

July 10, 2020
July 10, 2020

A distressfully uncertain future created by the latest US foreign student guideline

Monday July 6 proved to arrive with ominous news for international students studying in the US, some of them still in the US, others back home for the summer as well as those who were scheduled to...

March 27, 2020
March 27, 2020

The universe is shutting us down. Can we restart?

After washing my hands for the eleventh time today, I am still not completely sure whether I touched something contaminated—the metal tap, the metal doorknob, the metal part of my pen.

March 3, 2020
March 3, 2020

The Unhappiness Factor

When we read about a woman being “gang-raped”, then raped again by her “rescuer” (The Daily Star, October 28, 2019), how long do we spend thinking about the unbelievable trauma this woman has gone...

February 7, 2020
February 7, 2020

The privilege of being a brown South Asian traveller

One of the interesting perks of being a brown South Asian, travelling anywhere in the world, is the special attention you get from various official quarters.

January 8, 2020
January 8, 2020

A DU student’s trauma

Even before we can catch our breath as we enter a new year, a new decade, rape continues to haunt us, reminding us of its presence...

November 7, 2019
November 7, 2019

BCL violence again

You have to hand it to them—rain, hail or storm, Chhatra League manages to hog the headlines. The latest has been an attack on protesting students at JU who were demanding the