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  • Coronating a child goddess in Kathmandu

    Board any flight to Kathmandu, and the co-passengers would nearly all be happy, vacation-bound Bangladeshi families. Nepal with its
  • SENT FOR HOUSE WORK: MANY TRICKED INTO SEX WORK

    Her home is two boat rides away from central Narsingdi—first, a boat drops you off on the outermost banks of the char, and then after crossing half a mile across the sandy islet, a smaller dinghy takes you down a canal that feeds into the body of char.
  • City hawkers and the public space challenge

    Everything is going as is at the traffic signal beside Dhanmondi road number 32, when all of a sudden, the jhalmuriwalah hoists up his
  • WHY ARE FACTORIES DEEMED UNSAFE STILL OPERATIONAL?

    When the Accord and Alliance signed on different brands from all over the world after the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013, they pledged that the factories that these brands will do business with will ensure safe working conditions for the workers.
  • From a t-shirt to Nusrat: Our right to protest

    Nusrat Jahan Rafi died for protesting against sexual harassment on the same week that social media hyenas were tearing women apart for daring to wear the ga gheshe daraben na t-shirt on public buses.
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