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Arrest of prominent photographer Shahidul

Arrest of prominent photographer Shahidul

The power politics of law enforcement: Arrest of prominent photographer Shahidul under the unlawful ICT Act  Bangladesh 2019 After the death of two students in a road accident in late July 2018, protests sparked in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, with tens out thousands...
​The Life and Teachings of Lalon Sai

​The Life and Teachings of Lalon Sai

By Madeleine Meyjes Lalon Sai was a Bengali poet and singer whose work advocated for interfaith harmony in his work. Lalon’s songs have inspired many and his words can be returned to in order when promoting interfaith harmony. Many of Lalon’s teachings were not...
Dictators In Fear of Stories and Story-Tellers

Dictators In Fear of Stories and Story-Tellers

Shahzoda Nazarova runs Red Intellect with her husband, Mehdi Jami an Iranian-British media consultant. Shahzoda was a guest speaker in the Freedom Book Fair, 2019 – held in The Hague, The Netherlands . Red Intellect, is a private publishing company based in the North...
Political Puppetry Dance in Bangladesh

Political Puppetry Dance in Bangladesh

As a Bangladeshi, you speak up at your own risk By: Shucheesmita Simonti I was very young when I went to a cultural program with my mother and my brother. We saw “Putul Nach”, or puppetry dance (1). It was quite amusing for a 9 year old, and 20 years later, I can...
Remembering Shahzahan Bachchu

Remembering Shahzahan Bachchu

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 roomThey are different; they are afraid of death, scared of snakes.Maybe I’m no human. Then how...