Entries by Katrina


Protests led by youth are met with violence; attempts of dissent are suppressed. In Bangladesh, mass outrage over two teenagers killed in a road crash escalated into a social movement, with high school students stepping out on the streets, holding placards demanding for road safety and the resignation of the Shipping Minister, Shajahan Khan. Shajahan Khan’s […]

“Why me—Why not me—Why not you?”

Simple narratives can be deadly: how I recovered from a terror attack | Bonya Ahmed | TEDxExeter At the Ekushey Book Fair, in Dhaka, 2015, Rafida Bonya Ahmed and her husband, Avijit Roy, were targeted by Islamist terrorists in a brutal attack, leaving her gravely injured and Avijit dead. The attack was not an isolated incident. […]

Remembering Shahzahan Bachchu

Rest in Peace Maybe I’m No Human* By Nirmalendu Goon, Translation by S M Maniruzzaman   Maybe I’m no human, humans are different; They can walk, they can sit, and they can wander room to room They are different; they are afraid of death, scared of snakes. Maybe I’m no human. Then how can snakes […]

Liberation Day Reflections

LIBERATION DAY “As we learn to bear the intimacy of scrutiny, and to flourish within it, as we learn to use the products of that scrutiny for power within our living, those fears which rule our lives and form our silences begin to lose their control over us.” – Audre Lorde   May 5th (Bevrijdingsdag/Liberation […]

‘Zeg maar niet dat je sjiitisch bent’

Op de warmste 19 april die ooit is gemeten in Nederland, bevolken grote groepen mensen de terrassen van Utrecht. Ook in de buurt van Theater Kikker, waar de paneldiscussie ‘Muslims Represent!’ zal plaatsvinden. Bezoekers druppelen langzaam naar binnen, waar ze worden verwelkomd door meevoerende klanken uit de rietfluit van Cengiz Arslanpay. De host van vanavond is […]