Sushmita S. Preetha

THE SOUND AND THE FURY

The writer is an activist, journalist and outraged feminist.

January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016

A fifteen-year-old wait

We must confront the uncomfortable truth that beyond paying lip-service to the “ideals of secularism and tolerance” (if that!), we have done precious little to show we care about the Hindu...

December 10, 2015
December 10, 2015

Breaking of spirits and bones

Forty-four years since independence, must we remain a caricature of a dysfunctional, postcolonial state where law enforcers...

November 26, 2015
November 26, 2015

Do we really remember?

We have been taught contradictory versions of history that are outright lies at worst and simplistic at best, to the extent that we now either disavow the atrocities of the Liberation War or use ...

November 20, 2015
November 20, 2015

Is the parliament above question?

Wouldn't any criticism against the government or any form of dissent then be reason enough to have an NGO's registration cancelled? In addition, going by Sengupta's comments, are we...

November 14, 2015
November 14, 2015

WOMEN WAGING PEACE

When she first landed in earthquake-ridden Haiti, Rockfar Sultana Khanam, commander of the first ever all-female UN peacekeeping

October 7, 2015
October 7, 2015

LIVING WITH INJUSTICE

We were “assured” after the attack that the in/action of the law enforcers would be “looked into” and “action taken against anyone found negligent of his duties”. However, till now, no...

September 24, 2015
September 24, 2015

Not just a hashtag generation

Kudos, young comrades, for making the impossible possible – for making the government rethink its position at a time when our policymakers often stubbornly stick to their guns, no matter how...

September 9, 2015
September 9, 2015

Negligence most foul!

It is a hopeful sign that after three years and relentless pressure from activist groups, a Dhaka court has framed charges against 13 people, including the two owners of Tazreen, Delwar Hossain and...

August 27, 2015
August 27, 2015

The definitive writer's guide to surviving this democracy

Are you a writer, journalist, blogger or Facebook user? Do you find yourself thinking long and hard about the dwindling state of affairs in the country?

August 20, 2015
August 20, 2015

“We need to separate speech that is offensive and insulting from speech that actually leads to imminent threats to people's lives and well-being”

David Kaye, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, shares his observation on Bangladeshi blogger killings and state...