Maliha Khan

The writer is a graduate of the Asian University for Women with a major in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

November 8, 2019
November 8, 2019

“I never start writing until I can hear the voices of the main characters in my head”

I always had a desire to write fiction from school days onwards, but ‘to be a writer’ seemed like an unattainable goal.

August 9, 2019
August 9, 2019

Lost in documentation

A long-awaited and yet-to-be released ‘Ethno-Linguistic Survey of Bangladesh’ identifies 14 indigenous languages on the verge of extinction. Completed in 2015, this is the first large-scale...

August 2, 2019
August 2, 2019

Polygamy in the CAMPS

Earlier, I wrote on sexual and gender-based violence in the camps as well as the psychosocial support provided in the camps to Rohingya women in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.

July 12, 2019
July 12, 2019

How independent and effective is the NHRC?

When it comes to allegations of human rights violations against law enforcement agencies, the NHRC claims that its hands are tied in investigating themselves and it can only ask for reports from...

July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019

Speaking for our times

When I started reading Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire, it was not for the fact that it was the new work of a much-admired writer of the

June 28, 2019
June 28, 2019

Is the UN redundant?

An internal report, now released to the public, on the UN’s conduct in Myanmar between 2010 and 2017 says there was ‘systematic failure’ of the organisation in the Rohingya crisis

June 21, 2019
June 21, 2019

Quantifying gender in the national budget

By now it has been established that women have less access to opportunities for social, economic and political advancement. National

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

The high price for a foreign degree

Samia* returned to Bangladesh two years ago, after a harrowing experience in the UK where she went for higher education.

May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019

Slow poison

While Dhaka residents continue their ongoing protest against the poor-quality water that is piped into our homes by WASA, at least it

April 26, 2019
April 26, 2019

The uphill task to receive an education in the camps

On a recent visit to the camps, a young Rohingya boy, who proudly wore a bright blue UNICEF backpack, took us to his school.