Opinion

April 10, 2022
April 10, 2022

Finding ‘Rahmah’ during Ramadan, against the odds

Life in Dhaka provides a thousand reasons to feel hopeless and frustrated. Still, we can find hope amongst it all.

April 6, 2022
April 6, 2022

A scooter and a teep: Misogyny, in public and private

It is time to reimagine our city—a city where I can ride my bike without being run over or recorded by a stranger, where Lata can wear whatever she wants, and Meem can ride her scooter home safely...

April 6, 2022
April 6, 2022

What are US-Bangladesh relations like, post sanctions?

Apart from trade relations, the US has also contributed to Bangladesh's development since the inception of their ties. Immediately after the Liberation War, the US provided aid and assistance...

April 5, 2022
April 5, 2022

Teep or Hijab: Why not both?

Are teeps truly a Hindu religious symbol?

April 4, 2022
April 4, 2022

Why should we need to demand safe roads?

What hope is there for a country—soon to become a middle-income one—to be a safe one for its citizens if people are being killed on roads daily, with little intervention from authorities besides...

March 30, 2022
March 30, 2022

Working towards safe, sustainable cities for women

Making cities like Dhaka women-friendly and climate-proof requires a whole-of-society approach.

March 23, 2022
March 23, 2022

Why Asian ads are more emotional

Oftentimes, the storytelling in local TVCs focuses more on the sentiments of the protagonist rather than the attributes of what the ad is trying to sell. 

March 15, 2022
March 15, 2022

No, we were already pathetic before Sunny Leone came

If you think the social media tendency to obsess over trivial matters is problematic, be sure to highlight what’s causing it.

February 24, 2022
February 24, 2022

Nato's inadequate response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: All thunder and no rain?

While the attack on Ukraine does not come as a surprise, given the apprehension of the West of a mass-scale attack on Ukraine since December last year, the response from these countries to the...

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

Of marriage and movement: The curious case of VC Farid

In a leaked phone conversation, the VC of SUST claimed that nobody wants to marry the female students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) because they stay outside till late at night.