Aanila Kishwar Tarannum

April 5, 2019
April 5, 2019

The other side of Archie comics

When Riverdale, a TV series based on ye olde Archie comics released a few years ago, I was quite disappointed. The writing got worse each season, and the show had no humour.

March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019

Why blame the observers?

During the Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) and hall union polls on March 11, a group of eight teachers voluntarily carried out the duty of election observers. They reported multiple cases of irregularities and demanded reelection, claiming that the polls were not free and fair.

March 28, 2019
March 28, 2019

Sustainable startups by the youth, for the people

On a random Ramadan evening a few years ago, Abdulla Al Hamid, then a student of United International University, noticed the huge amount of waste generated from cooking oil.

March 27, 2019
March 27, 2019

'Will cooperate with this panel if they work for students'

Auroni Semonti Khan is a student of Dhaka University's Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology department.

March 10, 2019
March 10, 2019

The millennial way of campaigning

In almost three decades, since the last Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) election, a lot has changed. Social media is now an indispensable part of students' lives, with Facebook being a popular platform for sharing information. Campaigning is no longer limited to the streets, it is also done through carefully curated content online.

March 8, 2019
March 8, 2019

Imagining a women-friendly city

While science fiction novels have moved on to imagining lunar cities where people travel on hoverboards, Bangladeshi women can still barely imagine a place where half of its population isn't constantly discriminated against. No one here dreams of hoverboards—they just want good buses they can get on without being groped or having their wallets stolen.

March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019

Everything you need to know about DUCSU election

Earlier this week, I learned that many Dhaka University (DU) students have absolutely no clue what DUCSU is. Some have only seen this name being thrown around in memes, some have seen it on a building on campus, but they're not sure what it means.

February 22, 2019
February 22, 2019

From Patharia to Lusai

The books we read as children have a much stronger influence on us than the ones we read as adults. When I was little, my only goal was to finish one book and get started on the next.

February 8, 2019
February 8, 2019

Hello, kishor bondhura

As a child, my one and only after-school activity was reading. I was extremely unathletic and I only got to watch TV for a limited amount of time before the adults in the house took over with their news and Ekta Kapoor shows. None of this was a problem for me, because there were always enough books.

January 25, 2019
January 25, 2019

Beneath this mask there is an idea

During the road safety protests last year, a photo of a schoolboy standing in a desolate road with V's mask on became viral. It was seen as an expression of anarchy, a form of protest against an allegedly totalitarian rule.