Shuprova Tasneem

April 22, 2021
April 22, 2021

‘We have the laws and institutions – it’s time for the country to comply’

The theme of this year’s Earth Day is “Together, We Can Restore Our Earth”, and at today’s global climate summit, there is a definite focus on

April 1, 2021
April 1, 2021

The inescapability of domestic violence

The news last week was dominated by the celebrations of the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation and the pride we felt at reaching the golden jubilee of independence, alongside the concerns...

March 9, 2021
March 9, 2021

Feminism must be inclusive for it to be effective

On March 2, the Prothom Alo shared a post that would move even the hardest of hearts—a photo of Dhaka South City Corporation cleaner Nurjahan Begum, pressing her hands together with tears in her...

February 28, 2021
February 28, 2021

Mushtaq’s grim punishment for the most ‘unspeakable’ crime

How should a country treat its detainees/prisoners, especially in the middle of a global pandemic?

January 12, 2021
January 12, 2021

When rape is encouraged by moral policing

On January 5, 2020, a second-year student of Dhaka University was raped in Kurmitola after she mistakenly got off at the wrong bus stop at around 7pm on her way to a friend’s house.

December 27, 2020
December 27, 2020

Where water lilies will always bloom

The sky was unusually blue for an early morning in late November, the day Aly Zaker passed away. Everything else that happened after feels like a sort of blur, except I distinctly remember thinking...

December 14, 2020
December 14, 2020

The last days of a martyred intellectual

We were on strike today to protest the attack on India. None of us went to the university. I sat at home and prepared examination questions. I didn’t go anywhere else today. By evening, I had...

November 24, 2020
November 24, 2020

Recovering addicts are not criminals

The CCTV footage showing the killing of senior ASP Anisul Karim at Mind Aid Psychiatry and De-Addiction Hospital on November 9 has created a renewed focus on the mostly unlicensed and unregulated...

November 16, 2020
November 16, 2020

Independent Bangladesh was built on values of inclusion and tolerance

I always believed I lived in a tolerant society. What else could one think, growing up in independent Bangladesh?

November 10, 2020
November 10, 2020

Myanmar elections reflect a fractured society

This past week, the world has been transfixed by the high-drama US elections and the soon-to-be ex-President Trump’s temper tantrums, as his opponent Joe Biden slowly overtook him to become the...