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  • Tasnim Odrika

  • Why you should read travelogues

    Before I mention why you should read travelogues, let’s go over why travelogues are read in the first place. Travelogues are basically short travel stories.
  • Midnight Train

    Every day at 3 AM I’d see her. She’d be in the second compartment of the subway sitting with her legs crossed with a book in her hand. Always with a book in her hand. She’d sit so perfectly and so still, you’d mistake her for a china doll. If she did not occasionally flip the pages of her book, I would actually think so. Even when she flipped the pages she’d do so with the utmost grace.
  • Double shot espresso

    I hadn’t slept for days and I could feel my body finally giving in and drifting away. It felt like I was in a dream when I heard the phone ring. I patiently waited for the ringing to stop then closed my eyes. It hurt to even keep them open at this point. But, there it was
  • The perfect partner

    What is considered a perfect partner? When I was a teenager, I had a list of attributes inside my head regarding my future partner. At that time, the thought had never crossed my mind that I might never find any man, let alone “the perfect man”. Why would I? I grew up on rom-coms

    In a galaxy far far away lies the Bangladeshi equivalent of Mordor, the land known as Gawsia. Feared by many but revered by even more, the strange land seemed like a completely different planet. One fateful day, four friends took it upon themselves to bravely venture into the heart of this land they’d heard so much about.