Yearly Archives: 2019

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Save tribal homes from corporate greed

In the late 70s when the Bengali hordes set feet on the hill, they saw themselves as the conquistadors, conquering both the land and the people who lived there for the newly formed nation. In many respects, they didn’t even discriminate between land and home. Everything was obtainable.

The Constitution of Bangladesh commands in Article 23A, […]

By |August 10th, 2019|Human Rights, Politics, Society|0 Comments

A phone call

As I was having lunch, sitting alone at the dining table, my phone rang and vibrated. So, I took the phone out of my pocket and glanced at the screen. It was her. I cut the call, thinking I would call her after lunch and put the phone on the table. Right away, the phone […]

By |July 3rd, 2019|Literature, Love|0 Comments

Pain

Returning from school, Russel noticed a strange girl sweeping the yard. He learned from his mother the girl was his maternal cousin’s newlywed wife. His cousin would fly back to the middle east in a few days after a three-month vacation; Therefore, they paid a visit. Russel had attended their marriage ceremony held a month […]

By |June 30th, 2019|Literature, Women|0 Comments

Is Michael Chakma still alive? We need an answer

In a functional democracy, where basic human rights such as holding a political opinion were more than just lip service, the disappearance of a frontline defender of the ethnic people of the Hill would have generated a political shock wave, drastic action, and even solidarity.

But in Bangladesh, after months of the incident, all we have […]

By |June 27th, 2019|Activism, Bangladesh, Human Rights, Politics, Society|0 Comments

The guilt

The batsman hit a six, and the ball landed on a nearby tin-shed house. And Nishat, a fielder, chased the ball. As he was casting around for the ball in the yard, the woman emerged from the room, wearing a sleeveless top. Though the woman was his friend’s mother, his friend was living in his […]

By |June 20th, 2019|Literature|0 Comments

Eat fat to lose fat

If you’re trying to trim the excess body weight, probably you’ve already heard about the ketogenic diet, also known as keto. It is the latest weight-loss trend in town, and everyone, even the Kardashians, are talking about it.
But what, precisely, is a Ketogenic diet?
Starvation of carbohydrate is at the heart of the keto concept.

You can trace the […]

By |June 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The beggar

Though I called the shopkeeper a few times, he didn’t heed me, for he busied himself in rearranging the products on the rack. Then a middle-aged female beggar showed up on my left and begged for money from me. At first, I ignored her, but she continued begging, whereupon I denied her request with a […]

By |May 19th, 2019|Literature|0 Comments
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