Ishrat Jahan

January 28, 2021
January 28, 2021

Netflix’s ‘The White Tiger’: A Lukewarm Translation of Rage On-screen

One can’t help but be excited about Netflix’s recent attempts at bringing to life and screen valuable works of South Asian fiction. Today’s focus, The White Tiger, which premiered on Netflix on January 21, 2021, was a debut novel by the Indian-Australian writer and journalist Aravind Adiga, who won critical acclaim and the Man Booker Prize in 2008 for his critique of class and caste boundaries in India.

December 3, 2020
December 3, 2020

Dissent through the Ages in the Indian Subcontinent

Eminent scholar and Emeritus Professor of History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Romila Thapar, in her latest book, Voices of Dissent (Seagull Books, 2020), explores important perspectives on dissent located in the historical and contemporary context of the Indian subcontinent.

November 19, 2020
November 19, 2020

Reclaiming Historical Spaces through Fiction

The Adventures of China Iron by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara (Charco Press, 2019) begins in the poor encampments of a village in 19th century Argentina, with the protagonist marvelling at the hope and light she finds in the sight of a puppy playing in some dirt.

August 27, 2020
August 27, 2020

The stillness of human wandering

When we think of migration, the images in our collective narratives are constructed primarily with masses of people on the move, leaving places they belong in for foreign lands. In her latest book, Sonia Shah, an American science journalist and author, critically takes apart the boundaries around human wandering both in our lands and our mind-sets.

July 2, 2020
July 2, 2020

Reading Sontag in the pandemic

At the time of writing this article, the number of coronavirus cases in Bangladesh crept towards 140,000. This crises has brought forth an old conundrum: we rarely think of diseases as a part of ourselves,

September 3, 2015
September 3, 2015

E02: REARRANGE ME

There are Things that come crawling in the night. In the darkest hours. They crawl under your skin and along your spine in the silence that follows the falling apart of worlds.

August 20, 2015
August 20, 2015

Animal Cruelty Laws Resurrected

Three youths were caught beating a dog in Rampura. The rescuers found the dog fighting for his life, and took him to a vet and later to the Obhoyaronno Clinic for treatment.

August 6, 2015
August 6, 2015

MEN'S RIGHTS

Men want rights and so they should. But why in the name of free drinks?

July 16, 2015
July 16, 2015

KolpoKoushol: A Knowledge Initiative

The World Bank's Knowledge Economic Index ranks innovation in Bangladesh at 191 and shows a long and winding road ahead for innovation and technology here.

July 2, 2015
July 2, 2015

Living with Loss

I still pick up the phone and dial your number, the one number I have dialed everyday for the last 2 months.