Myat Moe Khaing

Navigating a world without Indigenous representation

When a child is disrespected for who she is, she will reject her home and culture.

Understanding the manifold oppression of Indigenous women

Twenty five years ago, on June 12, 1996, Kalpana Chakma, organising secretary of the Hill Women’s Federation, was abducted in the dead of the night.

Indigenous displacement and our complicity

If you were forced out from your ancestral land today, where would you go? How long could you walk in your torn sandals?

Why are Indigenous students falling behind?

Before Aung (name changed) had attended his first university class, he became the subject of a post on his batch Facebook group.

The pandemic of racism

Imagine waiting for a bus at a station when someone shouts “Corona, Corona, Corona!” while pointing at you. Instantly everyone looks at you and you wish to disappear into thin air for being held responsible for a deadly virus.

The Interview

Baba has one of those loud, bellowing voices that can move an entire house.

Debating within the Walls of an Engineering School

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) is widely known for its success in different national and international programming contests, Olympiads and idea generation contests.

HOW TO HELP YOUR FRIEND QUIT SMOKING

I am one of those people who will walk ten steps away as soon as someone lights a cigarette.

December 15, 2016
December 15, 2016

Life of a forgetful person

A large portion of my childhood was spent wondering how two Bollywood characters, who had just fallen in love, instantly synchronise dance steps and lyrics.

December 1, 2016
December 1, 2016

It's not always PMS

To many, the universal definition of a good woman has been one who is tamed, gentle and calm. But the one time you are pushed to your limits and all hell breaks loose, you're probably thought to be PMS-ing.

November 24, 2016
November 24, 2016

Keeping My Language Alive

My three-year-old niece giggles when I tell her the story of the dragon, Ree Fu Zang, who rose from a lake to save the world.

November 24, 2016
November 24, 2016

How to handle criticism

Criticism: a word that makes people jump from their seats and prepare for Mongol conquests in a second. We get offended fast and react faster.

November 3, 2016
November 3, 2016

No “Happily Ever After” for Us?

People went crazy over The Huffington Post's article titled “We are the generation who doesn't want relationships” because we related to every bit of it.

October 6, 2016
October 6, 2016

Writing Using Pseudonyms

Usually I get mails from readers curiously asking me who I really am.. I get along and feign a different personality,

June 23, 2016
June 23, 2016

The Yellow Bulldozer

We didn't believe they were coming for our home until they did. We lived in a slum together. It wasn't the best place to live in, but definitely the best place to play danguli, marble and wheel racing. We friends were a gang.

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

Phases of a Skype call

Welcome to Bangladesh, a land where the internet connection is as fragile as our CGPAs. If you talk about the duration of the call connection, it is as infrequent as my concentration during Chemistry class.

May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

Nailing a Rochona

In a usual Bengali second paper exam, we allocate a period of 45 minutes to an hour for writing an essay.

May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

How Parents React to Your Success

We all dream of winning the world some day and make everyone around us super proud. However, life is not a movie and most Asian parents just seem to suppress their reactions.

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