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A world without firearms

The BBC is one of the very few news organizations that continuously comes up with new ideas for its audience. Recently, BBC Future published an analysis titled “What if all guns disappeared?” in its “What if…” section where Rachel Nuwer depicts the present state of humanity bubbling with guns and gun-related deaths across the world, […]

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Dial 333 and 999

April 16, 2018. A group of robbers entered Kapona village of Bishombopur thana in Sunamganj district. Realizing that the robbers have entered the village, a villager dialed 999 for emergency help. A team of police force immediately the local police stations made their move and arrested 11 robbers of an inter-district group from that village. Although […]

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The hanging hand

A hand was stuck in the middle of two buses. Hanging. In the air! Two busses as forceps! An unnerving photograph. When the morning papers reached the breakfast table, my eyes were glued to the front-page photograph. I didn’t have to read the caption, I simply knew what has happened to the hand. My instant […]

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No country for women

Bangla Tribune, one of the country’s leading online news portals, published one of my articles on Wednesday on violation against women in Bangladesh. In the piece, I thanked actor Mosharraf Karim for raising an issue of “decent and indecent attire of women” on a television programme. While discussing rape in Bangladesh, the issue of women’s […]

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ধন্যবাদ, মোশাররফ করিম

মোশাররফ করিমের সঙ্গে আমার পরিচয় নেই। দেখাও হয়নি কখনও। ব্যক্তি মোশাররফ করিমকে আমি চিনি না। অনেক দিন ধরে টেলিভিশনে অভিনয় করছেন, সে সুবাদে তাকে চেনা। তার অভিনীত বেশ কিছু নাটক দেখার সুযোগ আমার হয়েছে। এই সেদিনও– বাসে চড়ে কুষ্টিয়া যাচ্ছিলাম। বাসের টেলিভিশনে তারই অভিনীত তিনটি নাটক দেখালো। ইচ্ছে না থাকলেও নাকের ডগায় নাটক চলতে থাকলে […]