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  • Game of Thrones: An allegory or an escape?

    The word “Dracarys” has the power to burn entire cities to the ground with scathing dragon fire in HBO’s epic fantasy saga Game of Thrones. Even off-screen, the Valyrian term has had an impact on millions of fans around the globe.
  • Precious childhood lost in the streets

    Dhaka, a city of cacophony that reverberates from its belligerent streets which carry the clash of a million stories every day. Amidst cars honking, buses screeching, people cursing, vendors trading, the shuffling sound of pedestrians and the din of everyday life, the sound of a boy, begging for a few takas with his hand outstretched, gets muffled.
  • Friends Drifting Away

    The sense of losing a friend is similar to the utter loss of having your favourite “tong” shut down. The tin-shed recluse, right around
  • Dear Parents, please stop fighting

    Ashraf jerked awake from the same recurring nightmare he has been having for quite some time now. He woke up to muffled raised voices in the middle of the night coming in from the next room.
  • How a girl should get ready

    From the beginning of time immemorial, it has been established that females take an exasperatingly long amount of time to get ready before venturing out.
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