Nafisa Tanjeem

A song that exposed our fear of the hybrid

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

4d 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.

4w 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.

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.

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.

Thinking beyond Accord and Alliance

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