Wara Karim

May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021

Daydreaming about holidays

If you are like me, someone who jumps at the idea of exploring a new place, but have not travelled in the last one year, you will understand my plight. On some days, I so want to catch a flight and...

May 11, 2021
May 11, 2021

Buy Bangladeshi from abroad

The items arrived in DHL’s famous red-yellow mail bag.

April 27, 2021
April 27, 2021

Understanding the power of small businesses

I wanted to order some food from a local café, so I Googled to find their phone number. The search result took me by shock, it said that the café was “permanently closed.”

February 16, 2021
February 16, 2021

My exploration of Bengali literature — better late than never

If someone asks me what I have achieved in this long stay-at-home situation, I will say that I have relished the rich and exciting works of Bengali wordsmiths! During this time at home,

January 19, 2021
January 19, 2021

Still thankful

The pandemic has brought people closer. Yes, there are times when seeing each other 24/7 is leading to more frequent arguments and disagreements among family members,

December 22, 2020
December 22, 2020

Philadelphia’s century-old public market

The Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has been serving gastronomes for 127 years. The historic market has survived the Great Depression and two World Wars! On a September...

November 17, 2020
November 17, 2020

Bangladeshi Americans on US Election 2020

Americans voted with zeal and fervour; they voted in-person and by mail, setting a record voter turnout, even amid a pandemic that is ravaging their nation. Joe Biden bagged more than 75 million...

October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020

In a quest for freedom

When asked what it means to her, Ranita Ghosh Chakrabarti, an Indian American pursuing higher education, said, “To me, freedom is my ability to make my life’s decisions by myself.

September 22, 2020
September 22, 2020

Preparing for the second wave

The lockdown condition of spring and summer seasons was bearable, thanks to long, sunny days and warm weather. However, as I look to the future and think of the cool-cold days ahead, I feel that...

September 8, 2020
September 8, 2020

A life measured in numbers

We count everything — from the size of the paycheque deposited to our bank accounts to the number of ‘likes’ on our last Facebook posts.