Nahaly Nafisa Khan

February 17, 2022
February 17, 2022

Made in Bangladesh, played in Bangladesh

Musicians in the country, more often the young and emerging ones, have always faced the dilemma of choosing between a quality instrument and an affordable price.

February 17, 2022
February 17, 2022

What does it take to prepare for Ekushey Boi Mela?

Amar Ekushey Boi Mela has been one of the most celebrated literary events of the country for decades. Every February, this book fair celebrates our love for language and literature, with a festive mood that lasts for a month. But what does it take to prepare for a fair this big? 

February 10, 2022
February 10, 2022

Revisiting Zahir Raihan’s ‘Arek Falgun’ this spring, and every spring

Winter was slowly taking off, with the February breeze following through, with the falling of the Debdaru leaves, with the advent of a new season.

January 27, 2022
January 27, 2022

Early curfews at women’s dormitories: An outdated practice

The process comes with plenty of inconveniences for the students.

January 18, 2022
January 18, 2022

When justice remains elusive for victims of gender-based violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) has always been a major cause for concern in Bangladesh, but it reached an alarming level in the last two years.

December 2, 2021
December 2, 2021

Manoranjan Byapari's 'Imaan': Between the familiar and the alien

Through Imaan's interactions with the world outside of the central jail in Kolkata, we meet rickshaw pullers, street hawkers, and tea-stall owners, who belong mostly to the lowest strata of the society and come from highly marginalised caste and economic backgrounds.

October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021

The World’s Greatest Journey by Boat

Nothing less than an ethereal experience.

October 1, 2021
October 1, 2021

It’s been a good run, but have I been a good manager?

This issue’s feature talks about being a good manager. As I was editing the piece, I couldn’t help but think, have I been a good manager to my absolutely wonderful team of writers without whose support this publication would fall in an instance?

September 18, 2021
September 18, 2021

Keeping hope alive through storytelling: Why ‘The Breadwinner’ is a timely watch

War is always the hardest on women and children. Setting all the geopolitical discussions aside, it is not brand new information that the Taliban rule proved to be the worst for the women of Afghanistan in particular.

September 17, 2021
September 17, 2021

“Local jazz scene is growing and has mainstream potential”

Popular Jazz band ‘Imran Ahmed Trio’ will be soon releasing their album titled ‘Imran Ahmed Trio: Live in Warsaw’ from the Slovakian label ‘Hevhetia’. The 20-year-old label has released more than 280 albums so far and is one of the most active jazz labels in Central Europe.