For most A level students in Dhaka, attending coaching classes is an immutable part of day-to-day life.
In "Returning to Haifa," Ghassan Kanafani explores Palestinian trauma and the complex dynamics of homeland, weaving Arab-Jewish perspectives in a tragic narrative.
Law can be an intimidating subject. From its student, it demands both a sharp memory and an even sharper set of critical thinking skills.
As someone who grew up reading American and British novels, these small experiences that I have accrued with Bangla hold enormous value.
The infallible whiteness of the walls, the omnipresent smell of disinfectants, and the fields of artificial grass come back to me. Swimming before me are visions of smiling children and the legions of overworked childcare professionals constantly at their service. Every blink threatens to permanently relocate me to their world of ceaseless laughter.
Fairytales were not just a vehicle for the imagination but also an introduction to the dangers of the world and the accepted moral standards of the time.
I repeated the process throughout what time was left, playing a different tune for every question paper.