Maliha Khan

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

April 19, 2019
April 19, 2019

Beyond the pitch

16-year-old centre back Akhi Khatun's talent caught the attention of scouts when she played in the 2014 edition of the Bangamata Primary School Gold Cup. She was soon enrolled in the...

April 5, 2019
April 5, 2019

The dust-laden air of Dhaka

We all know Dhaka's air is bad. Yet it is never more visible than now, in the drier months of the year. This is only compounded by the constant construction that unfolds across the city, not...

March 22, 2019
March 22, 2019

The life and work of Simeen Mahmud

The life of a researcher often goes unnoticed. But for Simeen Mahmud, who passed away a year ago this month, her contemporaries and colleagues in the world of development academia in Bangladesh and...

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...

March 8, 2019
March 8, 2019

CEDAW at a dead end in Bangladesh?

The United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, CEDAW in short, was adopted in 1979, and came into force in 1981. To date, a total of 189 countries...

March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019

Localising the Rohingya refugee response

For decades now, Rohingya refugees have been crossing the border into Bangladesh as unrest worsened in their native Rakhine, Myanmar.

February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019

The Layoffs

On January 12, Jubayer walked to his factory with his fellow workers to find his name and face up on the walls of the factory. He has since been unable to enter the factory and terminated from work.

February 1, 2019
February 1, 2019

Publishers prepare for the Boi Mela

February is synonymous with a string of cultural events, but none perhaps as iconic as the Ekushey Boi Mela, a month-long commemoration of the 1952 Language movement that takes over Suhrawardy...

January 25, 2019
January 25, 2019

Stuck in limbo

An old Dhaka native, Sheikh Shariful Amin went to the UK as a student in 2008. He had already completed a master's degree but as it didn't count there, Amin then did one at the University...

January 11, 2019
January 11, 2019

Going up the Americas

That Bangladeshis migrate to far-flung parts of the world is nothing new—undertaking long, dangerous, and expensive journeys to reach countries in Europe, East Asia, Africa, and even the Americas.