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    I love cities. I love finding out about all the different cities of the world, what makes a metropolis special and unique, I like thinking about what it is about the people living in a certain place that makes a place a certain way.

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    It’s gotten to a stage where reality is becoming hard to grasp. I know that sounds alarmist and people often say these things without meaning them, but let me explain.

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    I had a birthday recently. It’s true that birthdays become less and less exciting as you grow up. Your age, that all-important number, becomes more of a nagging reminder to get things done instead of being an excuse for youthful exuberance like it used to be. What a nightmare!

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    Log into Facebook, you have infinite scrolling. On your Netflix home screen, endless things to watch. Choose music on Spotify, there’s too many on shuffle. Where, if at all, does it end?

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    If you asked me what I think a writer is, I’d say a writer is someone who can tell tales that are worth listening to, for someone, somewhere,

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    I went on a life changing trip to a magical place last year. It was a place full of football, cricket, and history. There, I saw a rainbow.

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    Three months in and we still don’t know where we are. If this shutdown was a 15th century Spanish expeditionary voyage, we’d point to the next

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    Social media moves at a mind boggling pace. It’s literally mind boggling because if you tried to keep up with every trend or every story that’s in the conversation, you will get confused, dizzy, and eventually sick. It is known.

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    There are two sides to a coin. You can toss it however you want, and regardless of the outcome, one thing remains constant.

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    This past month, I think I spent the most time with my parents since I was a toddler. And that brought me to a realisation. Millennials and

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    The year is 2020. I don’t think we’ll ever forget that. We barely experienced April this year; the days went by faster than the gusts of the Kalbaishakhi. And what day is it today? I don’t know.

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    These are unprecedented times. It really is, I asked my parents and they don’t remember a global pandemic. I looked at the history books and

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    A couple days from now and the holy month of Ramadan will be upon us. True, this month has a special meaning in our lives, no matter which

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    The upcoming Bengali new year will be like no other. There will be no songs early in the morning, no festive processions around the city,

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    With the coronavirus outbreak affecting countries and people all around the world, everything else is cancelled. In the midst of it all,

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    I’ve been thinking about this and the last time I slept well was probably early 2014. What I mean by sleeping well is a prolonged period of

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    This Sunday is International Women’s Day all across the globe, and while it ranges from being a public holiday in some countries to a

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    Spring is here. Or is it?

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    This year was the first time I was able to attend the Dhaka Art Summit, and I had a great time. Far better than expected.

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    We are so starved for things to do in Dhaka that any large event draws thousands of people, but the Ekushey Boi Mela is my favourite.

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    I tutored a pair of twins in Class 7 early in 2018. They went to the same school I used to go to, they did classes with many of the same teachers I had back in the day, their early morning struggle to wake up and get to school on time reminded me of sleepy 7 AMs that trounced me for eight long years.

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    The weather can’t seem to make up its mind. By the time you’re reading this, winter might be gone, but whatever it is right now...

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    Calendars are interesting – at one point in history, someone comes up with a new way to break down the time it takes for the Earth to

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    This year went by faster than Ronaldo when he sees his tax filing.

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    Truth be told, I have created quite a reputation for myself just by writing editorials every year when we put out a wedding-themed issue. I write about weddings I’ve been to and the biriyani I’ve had.

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    Unpopular opinion: As much as I revel in the satisfaction of throwing “OK boomer” at any senile octogenarian, I can’t help but feel hypocritical somewhat as a generation.

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    As the newer generations (millennials, zoomers) have infinite access to knowledge that they can navigate skilfully, the experience gap we had with previous generations is narrowing each day.

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    See if this sounds familiar. You are a young adult who’s grown up in Dhaka. You have visited places around the country, or maybe even around the world with your family, but the city is the only place you’ve stayed in for a prolonged period of time.

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    A very “chill” person lovingly called Bob once said, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.”

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    It’s everywhere online, in our homes, restaurants, offices, classrooms — literally everywhere. It’s what makes up this very issue of SHOUT you’re holding in your hands.

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