Aanila Kishwar Tarannum

July 11, 2020
July 11, 2020

Periods to be replaced with commas in women’s bodies

When my editor asked me to write a period piece for this week’s Satireday, I was quite perplexed. After all, it is common knowledge that periods have been cancelled, and emojis now mark the end of...

July 8, 2020
July 8, 2020

Worse off at a shelter

Photos taken by activists at a shelter called Kalua’s Homes at Baruikhali of the capital’s Rayerbazar area have revealed a dismal picture. Scores of well and unwell dogs were photographed cramped...

May 16, 2020
May 16, 2020

Satireday staffer quits as line between reality and satire no longer exists

Three weeks ago, I wrote a piece for your page on American conservatives, nay, white people. However, the piece had lost relevance before it could live out its originally predicted shelf life.

April 9, 2020
April 9, 2020

No room for suspected Covid-19 cases?

Forty-three-year-old Mosammat Roksana Ahmed, mother of three, and caregiver to her ill husband, passed away on the night of March 31 following multiple health complications including respiratory...

February 15, 2020
February 15, 2020

Climate crisis worsens, Boshonto and Shorot cancelled

In a shocking announcement, Bangladesh Met Office yesterday said the country no longer has six seasons.

February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020

Pahela Falgun, Valentine's Day: '2 days' in 24 hours

In recent memory, Pahela Falgun, the first day of spring according to the Bangla calendar, has fallen on February 13… or has it?

January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020

Swaying voters on the digital space

With close to 100 million internet users in the country, everything from shopping to entertainment is moving online, and it is no surprise that mayor and councillor candidates for the two Dhaka...

January 25, 2020
January 25, 2020

Swipe right to exercise your voting rights

As the city polls draw nearer, candidates are pulling out every stop -- be it composing hip hop music about lack of discipline in the ‘hood, posters on heritage sites, or going on Facebook Live...

November 29, 2019
November 29, 2019

Putting the “news” in our news feeds

Roshni Islam, 23, is a student of environmental science at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). On a typical day in her life, she wakes up around 8am and goes through a rotation of social...

November 5, 2019
November 5, 2019

Architecture for the people

If you have passed through Manik Mia Avenue recently, you may have noticed six shipping containers sitting right outside the parliament complex -- each depicting the unique architectural landscape...