Inside Bangladesh’s Night of Terror

July 07, 2016 / The Huffington Post (link to article) Photo: Mahmud Hossain Opu Minutes before, the upscale restaurant had been brimming with life. “I was waiting for my food when they walked inside—barely a year or two older than me, wearing jeans and t-shirts. Within minutes they pointed their weapons at us, killed the … Continue reading Inside Bangladesh’s Night of Terror

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The Weaker Sex

July 8, 2012 / The Daily Star It is no longer uncommon to read news or be victimized by eveteasing. Although the High Court passed a law in 2010 that labeled eveteasing as a sexual offense and committed the guilty party to jail or imposed a fine – the phenomenon has only gotten more rampant … Continue reading The Weaker Sex

Why I Am Excited about the City Mayoral Elections And ultimately, does my vote matter

April 17, 2015 / The Daily Star (link to article) I'm a lousy utopist. I daydream about waiting behind a line of people to enter polling centres – homemakers, teachers, middle-aged medical officers, rickshawpullers, third year university students, artists, activists – and a social entrepreneur. Are we finally voting for a city mayor we believe … Continue reading Why I Am Excited about the City Mayoral Elections And ultimately, does my vote matter

This is Not the Bangladesh I Grew Up In

March 01, 2015 / Youth Ki Awaaz (link to article) I am in shock since Avijit’s murder. A Bangladeshi engineer, writer and blogger, Avijit Roy was best known for his outspoken religious discourse, atheism and science. He founded the online platform Muktomona to encourage others to engage in liberal thinking and religious questioning. He lived in the … Continue reading This is Not the Bangladesh I Grew Up In

Chobi Mela VI: In Conversation with Pedro Meyer

One day in 1946. 11-years old Pedro Meyer receives a present from his father. It’s a camera. Intrigued, Meyer begins taking pictures. Over time, pictures become his becoming, and a legend is born. Pedro Meyer is lauded as one of the most innovative and accomplished photographers across the globe. At the forefront of the digital … Continue reading Chobi Mela VI: In Conversation with Pedro Meyer