An expatriate's Pohela Boishakh in New York

Pohela Boishakh in New York City is both weirder (and more ordinary) than you think. Weather is a big, big thing here, and although there aren’t millions of Bengalis here,

The story of how Bengalis owe Pohela Boishakh to Mughal emperor Akbar

It’s that time of the year again. Pohela Boishakh is tomorrow. As usual the country will welcome the Bengali new year 1426 with music, parades and day-long celebrations. Even though

The case of Nusrat and our "rape culture"

At first, when I was told to write about Nusrat, I was very keen on doing it. I was very eager to voice a wave of scream towards all the

Is Julian Assange’s arrest a fatal blow to free journalism?

The Julian Assange case is a morally tangled web. For many of his followers, Julian is a trailblazing hero. Someone who exposes information that never should have been hidden, despite

The cost of being a female consumer: ‘Pink Tax’

The term pink tax may sound harmless to many. But it is the root of all the discrimination existing in the system that is alone a barrier to the progress

Planning a Date? Here are 10 things you could try

As bustling it is, Dhaka can be a dark and dreary place when you are trying to date someone. Planning a date here is almost impossible because of the lack

Rubana Huq: breaking glass ceilings

Rubana Huq, the managing director of Mohammadi group, is the new president of Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA). She is the first female in the history of Bangladesh

Find yourself through Samadi Yoga Studio

what do you think of when it comes to losing weight? correct- it’s either restricting your diet or going to a gym.. Little do we know that our short time

Transgender women in Bangladesh can now run for the parliament!

For the first time in the political history of Bangladesh, transgenders who identify as women will be able to run for elections. This is a step towards advancing their place

A Bangladeshi’s story of romanticizing the rain

People have been romanticizing the rain since the beginning of time. There are poems and stories written that revolve around the beauty of this season. There are paintings of the

Pathao CEO Elius and Artist Morshed Mishu make it to Forbes Asia 30 under 30

In a city riddled with road accidents, fire hazards and sudden Nor’westers, Tuesday morning begins with some joyous news. Our very own Pathao’s CEO Hussain M Elius and artist Morshed

Dhaka: A city on the edge

I would like to begin this article by offering my condolences and heartfelt prayers to the victims of the fire tragedies and their families. Many acquaintances have been deeply affected