Shababa Iqbal

Shababa Iqbal is a Journalism graduate of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) and a sub-editor of ICE Today. She likes Jane Austen's novels and Disney movies. Email: [email protected].

Evil never looked this good

Even without a full-blown sympathetic backstory, a villain’s motivations can be complex.

2d ago

‘Crew’ flies high with the delightful chemistry of its cast

“Crew” serves as a great example of how a light-hearted comedy can successfully blend entertainment with relevance by maintaining an air of levity while addressing timely topics.

1m ago

Percy Jackson finally gets the adaptation he deserves

The 2010 and 2013 Percy Jackson films, despite Logan Lerman's charismatic lead performance, fell short of expectations, drawing criticism for creative decisions like omitting significant book sequences and ageing Percy prematurely to 16.

4m ago

‘Dunki’ takes a heartfelt but bumpy road with illegal migrants

“Dunki” is about the shocking ways in which people try to illegally migrate to the UK or any other developed Western country. Called the ‘donkey route’, it involves unscrupulous agents, tough border controls, corrupt officials, and lots of money.

5m ago

Is the whimsy in Zoya Akhtar’s ‘The Archies’ whimsical enough?

A rather random yet enjoyable song highlights how everything is political, from the lunch we eat to the way we dress for school.

5m ago

The comfort of rereading old books

I often feel overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of new books that I still want to read—so many stories, so little time—and understand that this is an ambition that rereading can only delay.

11m ago

Riverdale can be anytime, anywhere

Sweet, colourful, and funny, Archie comics were one of the only graphic narratives available for people who weren’t interested in superheroes and really gritty, edgy comics like Batman.

11m ago

5 "own voices" romance books that will warm your heart

The path towards truly diverse representation in literature necessitates that marginalised authors are given the chance to tell their own stories and shape our understanding of diverse experiences. 

12m ago
May 26, 2024
May 26, 2024

Evil never looked this good

Even without a full-blown sympathetic backstory, a villain’s motivations can be complex.

April 2, 2024
April 2, 2024

‘Crew’ flies high with the delightful chemistry of its cast

“Crew” serves as a great example of how a light-hearted comedy can successfully blend entertainment with relevance by maintaining an air of levity while addressing timely topics.

January 1, 2024
January 1, 2024

Percy Jackson finally gets the adaptation he deserves

The 2010 and 2013 Percy Jackson films, despite Logan Lerman's charismatic lead performance, fell short of expectations, drawing criticism for creative decisions like omitting significant book sequences and ageing Percy prematurely to 16.

December 24, 2023
December 24, 2023

‘Dunki’ takes a heartfelt but bumpy road with illegal migrants

“Dunki” is about the shocking ways in which people try to illegally migrate to the UK or any other developed Western country. Called the ‘donkey route’, it involves unscrupulous agents, tough border controls, corrupt officials, and lots of money.

December 10, 2023
December 10, 2023

Is the whimsy in Zoya Akhtar’s ‘The Archies’ whimsical enough?

A rather random yet enjoyable song highlights how everything is political, from the lunch we eat to the way we dress for school.

July 2, 2023
July 2, 2023

The comfort of rereading old books

I often feel overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of new books that I still want to read—so many stories, so little time—and understand that this is an ambition that rereading can only delay.

June 22, 2023
June 22, 2023

Riverdale can be anytime, anywhere

Sweet, colourful, and funny, Archie comics were one of the only graphic narratives available for people who weren’t interested in superheroes and really gritty, edgy comics like Batman.

May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023

5 "own voices" romance books that will warm your heart

The path towards truly diverse representation in literature necessitates that marginalised authors are given the chance to tell their own stories and shape our understanding of diverse experiences. 

May 11, 2023
May 11, 2023

When BookTok amplifies diversity, who controls the narrative?

When certain types of books are consistently marketed and sold more than others, it can result in a lack of diversity in the types of stories and perspectives that are being shared

April 30, 2023
April 30, 2023

‘The Hunger Games’ and the danger of desensitisation to violence

In making the Hunger Games unglamorous, Suzanne Collins challenges the audience to reflect on how they view violence in entertainment

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