Here’s to 2020

Featured Illustration: Mariah Parker As the last few hours of 2020 pass while loud music blasts in the background and all across the streets of Dhaka, I am still trying to wrap my head around this year slowly. Honestly, there’s a lot to unpack here. I stepped into adulthood this year, all while the world…

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Gen Z, Social Media And Cyberbullying: An Unsupervised Landscape

Featured Illustration: Alex Marino Recently, some Facebook posts have been making rounds on my newsfeed. Comments flooded the posts criticizing a girl who frequently posts videos of her dance choreography and skits for her lack of artistic values. Her dance videos and skits, which became the hot topic for trolling for some meme pages, had…

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Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America: A Book Review

Featured Image: Bloomberg CityLab Bengali Harlem — a reconstructed narrative of the long-forgotten South Asians in America. Do you know about the fate of those South Asians who had to deal with the newly built immigration process? Bengali Harlem by Vivek Bald is about the historical migration and assimilation of South Asians in America —…

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A Sailor Cruising Through Failure

Featured Illustration: Vero Romero “Thank you for submitting to ‘X’. After careful consideration, it was not chosen for publication. This does not reflect the quality of our work.” “Thank you for applying for our research position, but we cannot offer you a position at the moment.” More often than I would have liked, I had…

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Between the World and Me: A book by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Featured Image: The Atlantic Have you ever felt fearful of your body growing up? Have you ever felt unsettled with your own identity? Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates talks about the apprehensive state in which he grew up in his book, Between the World and Me. He confides all his intimate concerns, worries and agitations to his…

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Colourism and Racism from the Perspective of a South-Asian

Featured Artwork: Ojo Agi Lupita Nyong’o once famously said, “Colourism is the daughter of racism.” Why is it relevant, you ask? Being a South-Asian brown girl living in a third-world country, colourism is something I have faced for most of my life. “You have a dirty skin-‘moyla’” is what they call it in Bangla. “You…

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