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The teachings of the events of Karbala

Imam Hussain (RA) stands tall among even the giants peppering Islam’s history, revered for his tenacity, indomitable spirit, and the ultimate sacrifice he and his people made. His spirit often...

100 days of solitude

Alas! It would never happen like before, and yet, it seems so real to be with him. He is my imaginative companion, who has no desire to be the last romantic of the century. Yet, I paid the biggest...

The fading sounds of ferriwallahs

People used to wake up to the sound of hawkers or ferriwallahs coming to sell eggs, chicken, and vegetables. I used to enjoy watching the morning crowd on the road through the balcony.

The importance of job satisfaction

Being dissatisfied with your job could lead to extreme stress and bring down the morale of the entire organisation. An increase in absenteeism and decrease in productivity are two major signs of...

Happy once again…

As she stepped outside, the sunshine made Laila squint, and she had to use her hands to block the light. Her tiny hands now felt

To my dearest Ninan,

I remember the days when TGIF was TGIT (thank God it’s Thursday), because every Thursday for me was a signal to pack my bags and

January 15, 2019
January 15, 2019

Juggle struggle

What seemed like an impossible job for the world, even a few decades ago, is now the reality for many women.

January 8, 2019
January 8, 2019

The importance of self-love

For many people, the concept of self-love is an overblown theory and they often ignore its importance. People aspire to be perfect and perfectionism is considered a greater asset or attribute than...

January 8, 2019
January 8, 2019

Do math after supper

The question was simple enough, but just like almost everything that comes out of this generation, it was beyond my perception!

December 25, 2018
December 25, 2018

Christmas in Atharogram

From the beginning of December, people clean their homes and decorate them. They trim trees and prune bushes. Horticulture enthusiasts often sow seeds of flowering plants in their courtyards.

December 11, 2018
December 11, 2018

Flight to Freedom

The nine-month struggle for our liberation saw endless dead, millions displaced, thousands lost, and countless enduring abject dishonour — and as ironic as it may sound, especially for a country...

December 4, 2018
December 4, 2018

Bengalis and their obsession with marriage

The degree of obsession we Bengali folks have with the aspect of marriage, especially involving those of women in our society, is maddening, disturbing and excruciating, especially from the point...

November 6, 2018
November 6, 2018

The probability of losing weight

With a long deep breath, and high hopes of something positive, she finally stepped up on the weighing scale, only to have her heart broken by what she saw on the screen.

November 6, 2018
November 6, 2018

Amber Autumn

Summer crawls into autumn, a slow but poised walk into a natural world different not solely in terms of weather. Mother Nature lays out the differences the season brings about in the colours of the...

November 6, 2018
November 6, 2018

Eating out isn't that great!

Not having many sources of entertainment or spaces to simply relax lead us to one place and the only place we have free access to—restaurants! You want to hang out with friends, you want to go on a...

September 25, 2018
September 25, 2018

Children and acts of giving

Many of us donate money, time, and belongings to good causes every year, and it is the least we can do for those who are less fortunate. However, acts of giving should not only be performed by...