Zoheb Mashiur

July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019

Fossil fuels spark wars and create migrants. Are renewables better?

There is a concept called the Resource Curse. Countries with high quantities of natural resources such as oil and certain minerals have

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

Islamophobia is the New Black

Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s recent partnering with Hungarian PM Viktor Orban appears at first blush to be the

May 24, 2019
May 24, 2019

The towers smell like rain

For all intents and purposes, the world ended 600 kilometres ago.

May 10, 2019
May 10, 2019

Who is fantasy for?

If I say fantasy, what do you imagine? Castles, knights, dragons, and different fantasy ‘races’ (by which one means dwarves, elves and

April 19, 2019
April 19, 2019

Dead Brown Bodies vs. Hurt White Feelings

I'm writing this on April 13. Exactly a hundred years ago, today was the day of the Punjabi New Year, celebrated by the Sikhs as Baisakhi. At Baisakhi, 1919, the British Indian army massacred...

March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019

Is the UK using citizenship to avoid its responsibilities?

When UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced the decision to prevent Shamima Begum from returning to the UK, many were thrilled—including Bangladeshis.

February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019

White Headstones and Black Bodies

Tucked away in the hills of Chittagong, and between the overgrown temples of Maynamati, are white stones bearing the names of the African men buried beneath them. We refer to their graves as...

February 1, 2019
February 1, 2019

Being American Can't Be Easy

There are certain advantages to being Bangladeshi. (This is not actually true, but for now let's pretend.)

January 4, 2019
January 4, 2019

ARMIES OF DARKNESS

The knights of the heroic king had come to the village. “Have no fear! We will liberate you from the forces of evil!” they cried, as they rode in with the dawn's light.

December 14, 2018
December 14, 2018

Millions will be made stateless, and we're silent

The day after this article is published, three million Bengalis will have become stateless in India.