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  • Aanila Kishwar Tarannum

    Aanila likes having cookies dipped in tea, but the act of dipping the cookie stresses her out because it might fall into the tea cup. She mostly writes humour, and hopes that her writing will make you laugh sometimes. Reach her at aanila.tarannum@gmail.com.

  • Bangla natok and chill

    There are over 40 privately run TV channels in the country, of which four are news channels, one music channel, and one is for
  • Clouds aren’t fluffy and other revelations at Meghalaya

    During the Eid holidays, I went to Meghalaya through the Tamabil-Dawki border with seven friends. On our way to Sylhet from Dhaka,
  • ‘The most alone of poets’

    “I fell in love with how modern Jibanananda Das’ work was, and how unusual the temperament behind it was. And it’s not just his poetry, his life is just as interesting to me,” said Japanese filmmaker Hiroshi Sunairi, who has been researching on Das for the past few months.
  • Black Mirror’s “Miley Cyrus episode” : A better ending to Hannah Montana?

    Any form of television or literature targeted towards female young adults have a few tried and tested tropes—protagonist gets a
  • How unlimited pizza became an iftar tradition

    Over a decade ago, Dhaka was introduced to the phenomenon of unlimited pizza and its faithful companion, the bottomless drink. The first and only time I have ever availed this offer was back in fifth grade. My mother, a dedicated pizza lover, took me to Pizza Hut on Satmasjid Road.