Tamanna Khan

‘It was a journey of self-discovery’: Asif Islam on his award-winning debut film

From passion project to international acclaim, filmmaker Asif Islam’s debut film “Nirvana” won the Special Jury award at the 46th Moscow International Film Festival. “Nirvana’s” journey doesn’t end with Moscow as the director has received offers to screen the film at festivals in Morocco, Spain, London, and India.

1w ago

Time to strengthen the fight against dengue

Bangladesh has succeeded in eradicating several diseases in the past. Why not dengue?

1w ago

The hospital can't deny responsibility

Accountability remains an illusion when it comes to patients’ death from hospital mismanagement and medical negligence.

1w ago

Learning Bangla made easy: Bangladeshi-Canadian's app gaining popularity among NRBs

An amusing incident unfolded on March 30 at Farhana Rajib’s home in Minneapolis, US. Her mother-in-law Shawkat Ara Begum received a note from her 12-year-old granddaughter Ella Rajib. Handwritten in Bangla, the note read: “Dida darun boka” (Grandma is very silly).

2y ago

Why does Canada hide its shameful history and its consequences for Indigenous peoples?

Travelling was my hobby before I emigrated to Canada. During my trips both within and outside Bangladesh, I always tried to taste local and regional food to appreciate the culture of the place I visited.

2y ago

From the archives: Sayeeda Khanam, living through the lens

Mid-twentieth century Pabna: Upon her aunt's insistence, a frightened little girl hesitantly stands in front of the one-eyed box covered in black cloth. The object looks like a square-headed monster on a tripod. Who would have imagined then that the little girl would one day capture the world with this very object? “I never thought that this camera will one day become my life partner,” chuckles Sayeeda Khanam, Bangladesh's first woman photojournalist.

3y ago

A simple act of kindness

On March 25, The New York Times ran a story about Americans stepping up to face the coronavirus pandemic by sewing masks for their healthcare providers as well as the general public.

4y ago

Agonising wait for organ transplant act amendment

Still bearing the trauma of her last dialysis, Marjia Rabbani Shoshi was speaking with a smile until the subject of the Organ Transplantation Act 1999 (amended in 2018) came up.

4y ago
May 16, 2024
May 16, 2024

‘It was a journey of self-discovery’: Asif Islam on his award-winning debut film

From passion project to international acclaim, filmmaker Asif Islam’s debut film “Nirvana” won the Special Jury award at the 46th Moscow International Film Festival. “Nirvana’s” journey doesn’t end with Moscow as the director has received offers to screen the film at festivals in Morocco, Spain, London, and India.

May 14, 2024
May 14, 2024

Time to strengthen the fight against dengue

Bangladesh has succeeded in eradicating several diseases in the past. Why not dengue?

May 13, 2024
May 13, 2024

The hospital can't deny responsibility

Accountability remains an illusion when it comes to patients’ death from hospital mismanagement and medical negligence.

April 17, 2022
April 17, 2022

Learning Bangla made easy: Bangladeshi-Canadian's app gaining popularity among NRBs

An amusing incident unfolded on March 30 at Farhana Rajib’s home in Minneapolis, US. Her mother-in-law Shawkat Ara Begum received a note from her 12-year-old granddaughter Ella Rajib. Handwritten in Bangla, the note read: “Dida darun boka” (Grandma is very silly).

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

Why does Canada hide its shameful history and its consequences for Indigenous peoples?

Travelling was my hobby before I emigrated to Canada. During my trips both within and outside Bangladesh, I always tried to taste local and regional food to appreciate the culture of the place I visited.

August 18, 2020
August 18, 2020

From the archives: Sayeeda Khanam, living through the lens

Mid-twentieth century Pabna: Upon her aunt's insistence, a frightened little girl hesitantly stands in front of the one-eyed box covered in black cloth. The object looks like a square-headed monster on a tripod. Who would have imagined then that the little girl would one day capture the world with this very object? “I never thought that this camera will one day become my life partner,” chuckles Sayeeda Khanam, Bangladesh's first woman photojournalist.

April 20, 2020
April 20, 2020

A simple act of kindness

On March 25, The New York Times ran a story about Americans stepping up to face the coronavirus pandemic by sewing masks for their healthcare providers as well as the general public.

March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020

Agonising wait for organ transplant act amendment

Still bearing the trauma of her last dialysis, Marjia Rabbani Shoshi was speaking with a smile until the subject of the Organ Transplantation Act 1999 (amended in 2018) came up.

March 9, 2020
March 9, 2020

Female artists paving the way

Women have always been a common subject in visual art, but not so much in the role of an artist. For centuries, their thoughts and expressions remained hidden from public view and crushed under the weight of patriarchy.

December 16, 2019
December 16, 2019

Blood, sweat, tears

“…Then after dark, a tentative ‘Joy Bangla’ in the back streets. Older men came out and persuaded the lads back into their homes; ‘there is still a curfew’. Then a more determined ‘Joy Bangla’. The Mukti Bahini had taken over the streets.

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