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  • IT’S WHAT WE’RE ALL THINKING ABOUT

    The year after the FIFA World Cup and before the Olympics may not mean much to most of the world, but in this neck of the woods, it’s party time (or hold your breath and don’t move from the couch time, depending on how superstitious you are).

  • CONSUMPTION

    Eid, religiously marked by unity, family, and togetherness, has for many, lost its true meaning and the sheen of the occasion has been replaced by crazy discounts and rampant consumerism.

  • We’d like to hear from you

    I’ve been with SHOUT from the very beginning as a contributor the past six years.

  • POP YOUR BUBBLES

    Bubbles used to be fun things. It’s a fun word to say, blowing bubbles and chasing them around was one of the things almost everyone remembers doing in their childhood.

  • Metro Tales

    Public transportation happens to be one of those things I’m somewhat of a ‘nerd’ about the way some people love learning about the various flavours of coffee or loan interest repayment schemes.

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    Kids these days...

    It’s fun to scroll through your newsfeed and see thirty-somethings and forty-somethings blame your generation for most societal problems.

  • THOSE WHO MAKE US HAPPY

    Eating is a biological process for a lot of people, but for a fair few, eating brings around moments of spiritual elevation.

  • ODE TO ANIMATION

    Animation is a medium that is often considered childish and is overlooked compared to live action.

  • INTERN OF THE YEAR

    I remember doing an internship at a radio company.

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    Expectation is taking its toll

    We often lead ourselves to dangerous precipices by letting our expectations get the better of us.

  • They'll probably do a better job than you

    When I took the decision to major in the arts, many people asked me, “Why bother?” They wanted to know how I would put food on the table and warned me of the job insecurity. And often times, some enlightened individual would tell me, “Arts are for girls.”

  • Soft skills? What's that?

    I think we have all seen upsets in sports where a star-studded team shows up to only be defeated by a ragtag bunch of minnows.

  • I HOPE YOU CAN UNDERSTAND ME

    I have a slight stutter. It comes and goes. It's worse if I'm talking to new people, or if I really know what I'm talking about and get overexcited.

  • The book that taught love

    For the longest time, I never told anyone about my favourite book.

  • Don't weight till it's too late

    It's a popular meme among millennials that we don't take care of our health. From sleeping late to skipping breakfasts and hoarding on lunch, and hours spent sitting with minimal physical activity, we should really be looking towards making our lives sustainable not just financially but physically as well.

  • WELCOME TO THE DESERT

    The storm that never ends, well, why did it ever have to begin?

  • Respect is a two-way street

    Small steps us men could take can make the world a safer place for women by a lot. No one's asking anyone to fundamentally change overnight. It's all about treating a

  • Yeah, sports. It's in the game.

    And I'm pretty sure you aren't. Cricket, and every other sport in Bangladesh, requires proper infrastructure – plans, support, and finally development – if we even want to have a seat at the table where the big boys talk.

  • WAIT, THERE'S MORE

    You have failed to keep up with your new year's resolution on the first week. You are dejected. The first week of classes makes it seem like there's no way you can do another 51 of these. 2019 has gone bad at the start and it will remain bad till the end. Or will it?

  • New Year, New Me

    Every January, we get to see people make promises to themselves as if the change of a year can change our endless cycle of procrastination.

  • Your Time Has Come

    Another issue, another year, another editorial. For the next few days everyone – if not randomly generated applications and bots – will be asking questions like “So, how did 2018 go for you?” and “So, how will 2019 be like?”

  • IT'S NOT LOOKING GOOD

    It's fascinating that around the world, there are still people who deny climate change. For us, living in the largest delta in the world, threatened by Mother Nature with increasing frequency, it's not quite that simple to run away from this reality.

  • Job-hopping and you

    All across the corporate job market, most people look towards getting a cushy job at a multinational that will pay six figures. It's not a bad aspiration at all.

  • ALOO 4 ME, ALOO 4 U

    There is only one thing people really look forward to at a wedding. No, it is not the gate dhora ceremony where everyone thinks the groom is an ATM booth. It's also not the chance to take a selfie with the lovely pair 0.00001 seconds after you've downed your food with a sip of borhani.

  • ADD ME, OR DON'T

    If you were given the option to get to know someone by randomly starting a conversation in person, or by first getting to know them a bit online and then meeting them in person at a pre-determined time at a well lit place, what would you be more comfortable with?

  • Speak up?

    Talking about one's own problems or what they are going through is always difficult. More and more barriers go up as we get older.

  • New phone, who dis?

    My phone screen has cracked and I've never felt such sadness, ever.

  • CAN YOU PLEASE MAKE THE CLOCK STOP?

    Deadlines are something we all face on a day-to-day basis, and while being on top of deadlines and getting things done ahead of time is what should be the norm, something I've learned from my time assigning deadlines to a group of young writers is that a large percentage of people, if not most of them, just can't do it.

  • Let's talk, but where?

    Regarding mental health, there's always the talk about talking going around. However, no matter how many times people say that they are there to listen, it's not always that easy for the ones who are depressed.

  • Encouragement begins with U

    Some nights ago I was scrolling through Instagram, as I do, and stumbled upon the story of a friend. She had posted screenshots from her personal blog; a fiction that wasn't written well enough to garner praise, according to her.

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