NRB

The teenage life of a Bangladeshi-American in Tashie Bhuiyan’s ‘Counting Down with You’

Karina’s experiences are conveyed with compassion, emphasising the real issues of gender inequality in South Asian communities. The fact that parents continue to force their dreams on children instead of letting them pursue their own speaks volumes about the family dynamics existing in our households. Karina is seen to experiment with various ways of coping with anxiety instead of seeking professional help. Her experiences represent the glaring lack of mental health care in our community, even beyond national borders. That being said, the techniques Karina employs could be a helpful resource for readers suffering from similar issues. 

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022
NRB

Bangladeshi worker’s posts “deliberately provocative”, Singapore ministry says

A migrant worker who was active in local literary circles and founded two community groups here has left Singapore after his work permit expired and was not renewed.

July 24, 2021
July 24, 2021

The teenage life of a Bangladeshi-American in Tashie Bhuiyan’s ‘Counting Down with You’

Karina’s experiences are conveyed with compassion, emphasising the real issues of gender inequality in South Asian communities. The fact that parents continue to force their dreams on children instead of letting them pursue their own speaks volumes about the family dynamics existing in our households. Karina is seen to experiment with various ways of coping with anxiety instead of seeking professional help. Her experiences represent the glaring lack of mental health care in our community, even beyond national borders. That being said, the techniques Karina employs could be a helpful resource for readers suffering from similar issues. 

February 13, 2016
February 13, 2016

How to get a black-belt in carrom?

Carrom board is the second most common thing in Bangladesh for a Bangladeshi after the crow, and also second behind the rickshaw for a foreigner and definitely second after the dirt, grime and pollution for a non-residential Bangladeshi (NRB) just arrived…Ufff, ki gondho (What the stench is this?)