Nafisa Nipun Tanjeem

Nafisa Nipun Tanjeem is an educator, researcher, writer, and activist. She is associate professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Worcester State University in Massachusetts, US.

The making of Coke Studio Bangla’s complex subjects

I would argue it is inadequate to develop an oversimplified criticism of Coke Studio Bangla.

3w ago

The untold story of an unfinished journey to motherhood

We need to normalise talking about pregnancy losses. In popular media, we would often see someone have sex just once, and then they get pregnant, and the next thing you know is that they had a perfectly healthy, happy baby.

1y ago

Our struggle for freedom is not done yet

I am here not to refute any of these stances but to ask readers to think deeply about why people got so uncomfortable seeing such a photo/heading like this. 

1y ago

A song that exposed our fear of the hybrid

What made 'Nasek Nasek' so popular, whereas 'Nahubo' received sceptical responses?

1y ago

Coke Studio’s Murir Tin: Testament to working class (men’s) struggles

'Murir Tin' is a creative fusion of local tunes and American bluegrass and rap music.

1y ago

Coke Studio Bangla's 'Prarthona': Caught between subversion and co-option?

The second song of Coke Studio Bangla, titled “Prarthona” (Prayer), was released on the eve of Ramadan this year. It was the same time when both the mainstream and social media flooded with updates, news, and views on the harassment of a Hindu female college teacher by a Muslim male police constable for wearing a teep on her forehead.

2y ago

16 days of activism and our obsession with ‘commonsense’ violence

Along with many other countries in the world, Bangladesh is currently observing the UN system’s 16 days of activism against gender-based violence—an annual international campaign calling individuals and organisations to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls.

3y ago

Beyond the question of choice, motherhood, and burqa

Jharna Akter overheard journalists talking about how the photo of a burqa-clad mother playing cricket with her son will shake the world.

3y ago
May 18, 2024
May 18, 2024

The making of Coke Studio Bangla’s complex subjects

I would argue it is inadequate to develop an oversimplified criticism of Coke Studio Bangla.

May 14, 2023
May 14, 2023

The untold story of an unfinished journey to motherhood

We need to normalise talking about pregnancy losses. In popular media, we would often see someone have sex just once, and then they get pregnant, and the next thing you know is that they had a perfectly healthy, happy baby.

March 28, 2023
March 28, 2023

Our struggle for freedom is not done yet

I am here not to refute any of these stances but to ask readers to think deeply about why people got so uncomfortable seeing such a photo/heading like this. 

March 23, 2023
March 23, 2023

A song that exposed our fear of the hybrid

What made 'Nasek Nasek' so popular, whereas 'Nahubo' received sceptical responses?

February 27, 2023
February 27, 2023

Coke Studio’s Murir Tin: Testament to working class (men’s) struggles

'Murir Tin' is a creative fusion of local tunes and American bluegrass and rap music.

April 12, 2022
April 12, 2022

Coke Studio Bangla's 'Prarthona': Caught between subversion and co-option?

The second song of Coke Studio Bangla, titled “Prarthona” (Prayer), was released on the eve of Ramadan this year. It was the same time when both the mainstream and social media flooded with updates, news, and views on the harassment of a Hindu female college teacher by a Muslim male police constable for wearing a teep on her forehead.

November 28, 2020
November 28, 2020

16 days of activism and our obsession with ‘commonsense’ violence

Along with many other countries in the world, Bangladesh is currently observing the UN system’s 16 days of activism against gender-based violence—an annual international campaign calling individuals and organisations to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls.

September 17, 2020
September 17, 2020

Beyond the question of choice, motherhood, and burqa

Jharna Akter overheard journalists talking about how the photo of a burqa-clad mother playing cricket with her son will shake the world.

April 21, 2017
April 21, 2017

Thinking beyond Accord and Alliance

Workplace safety and security in Bangladeshi garment factories attracted widespread international scrutiny after the Tazreen fashion...

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