Category Archives: Current Issues

House of Cards

Shahana Siddiqui.

Published in Forum on 5 April 2011.

questions the social pressures which keep people bound to unhappy relationships.

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Bollywood Badshah and Bangladeshi Loyalists: 39 Years of Freedom and Schizophrenia

Shahana Siddiqui.

Published in the Forum on 3 January 2011.

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Sex workers and our moral police

Wasfia Nazreen.

Published in bdnews24 on 13 October 2010.

This piece challenges the hypocritical taboo surrounding sex workers in Bangladesh.

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You have 30 minutes to evacuate

Shahana Siddiqui.

Published in the Daily Star on 14 August 2010.

This piece describes the recent slum-eviction in Mahakhali.

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Faceblocked

By Fariha Sarawat.

Published in the Daily Star on 2 June 2010.

This piece shows the folly in the government’s recent ‘temporary’ ban on Facebook.

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What went wrong with DST?

By Syeed Ahamed.

Published in BDnews24 on 24 March 2010.

This piece explains the rationale and failure of DST.

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Sexual harassment and our morals police

by Hana Shams Ahmed.

Published in the Daily Star on 25 February 2010.

This piece discusses paternalistic hypocrisies of our society in the wake of a recent Bangla movie.

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