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January 16, 2017
January 16, 2017

Of gangs, adolescents, and winners

As the outrage over a ragging incident at Jahangirnagar University died out, news about gangs of Uttara took its place, complete with a picture of a young man gone too soon.

December 28, 2016
December 28, 2016

Violence: Neoliberalism at the root of it

As we look to the future, this is what I hope we can do: recognise that without addressing the various forms of economic and social inequalities we cannot address violence. Recognise that structural problems – including climate change, poverty, weak institutions, bad governance, lack of sanitation and access to water, transportation, unsafe roads and streets, together with a culture of misogyny exacerbates structural violence.

December 27, 2016
December 27, 2016

Violence: An inevitable outcome of a world unequal

What do you think about when you think about violence against women? Do you think about sexual harassment on the streets?

October 10, 2016
October 10, 2016

Profiling narcissists in love

Khadiza, a university student in Sylhet didn't respond to Badrul Alam's romantic proposition. He couldn't handle being rejected. He responded by attacking her with a machete in public. A bystander recorded it and the video went viral on social media.

September 26, 2016
September 26, 2016

Speaking in tongues: Language and personality

We respond to others based on our dominant language, but when their dominant language is not congruent with ours, our understanding may not be congruent with what they intend.

August 31, 2016
August 31, 2016

Coal-fired power plants and related stories

Those claiming that Rampal will generate employment are not wrong. Not at all. But, we must ask: at what personal cost? Who will bear the cost of their health? Who will be held personally responsible?

July 30, 2016
July 30, 2016

Cap-Dem-Rel

Capitalism prioritses policies that promote efficiency in resource allocation, while democracy espouses ideas of equality and fairness.

July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016

Has the world gone mad?

To understand the violent world in which we live today, it is important to understand that with neoliberal policies came rapid globalisation (that fostered international trade, privatisation of national institutions, deregulation, and competition) and that includes, as we can see, globalisation of terror and acts of terror.

July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016

Untangling our collective chaos

We're not new to disproportionate experiences based on class. So when class dynamics unfolded in the aftermath of the attacks, we yet again remained silent.

January 8, 2016
January 8, 2016

Ma: Telling stories through shapes

Life, death, and everything in between – is what I see when I look at the paintings of my mother, Shameem Subrana.