My mother woke up from a post 16 hour brain surgery induced slumber and the first thought on her mind was- where is her youngest child. The first thought when she stepped out of an airplane into her home country was, when will she reach her cats. Both the times I sat there, exhausted from … Continue reading Dancing in the apocalypse
Basing your political ideology on religion, race, class, sexuality, gender, wealth, national, linguistic or any other identity is called identity politics. Historically identity politics have done a lot of good and a lot of bad. In a modern world identity politics seems to be the hot craze in all of politics. We want to infuse … Continue reading The case for Identity Politics- Bangladesh vs the west.
Shadhinism, is me and how I see reality. I am shadhin, I have no degrees, no big titles, no wisdom of age, nothing. I'm just some dude. That is all. Is there a god? maybe, maybe not. It's irrelevant, to be honest. God is like Schrodinger's cat. Until you die, you actually don't know. That … Continue reading Flying Thundergod.
The woods are lovely, dark deepbut I have promises to keepand miles to go before I sleepmiles to go before I sleep. I remember repeating this to myself again and again, like a spell, during days when I was being crushed under a mountain of to-do lists. I have blood on my hands. Faces I … Continue reading Ragnarok.
“Dearly beloved” is a series of love letters sent and received over a period of one hundred years. 9/3/3027My last insignificant otherMi amor, my preciousThis letter is an embodiment of your vivid imagination. You know, there's no chance of me writing to you. But I know, as you will go on conjuring up this piece, … Continue reading Dearly beloved, part 12: Insignificant other
Let's start with a soliloquy from the book, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves … Continue reading ‘cool girl’ wife VS ‘woke bengali husband’
"You will eat when I say, you will sleep when I say, you will kill when I say. When we find them, we will eat their beating hearts." এসএনএল নামক জঘন্য এক নিওলিবারেল ভাঁড়ামি শোতে এই ডায়লগটা শুনেছিলাম। সেখানে প্রথম শুনি টার্মটা- all the beast of heaven. ওই শো-এর এক স্কেচে, এক আফ্রিকান ওয়ারলর্ড তার … Continue reading All the Beasts of Heaven
অফিস থেকে বের হলাম সন্ধ্যার একটু পরে। কানে হেডফোন গুঁজে দিয়ে হাটা দিলাম, বাসায় যেতে বেশীক্ষন লাগবে না। এই ব্যাপারটা আমার জন্যে থেরাপিউটিক। এই কানে হেডফোন গোঁজা ব্যাপারটা। আমি নিজে দশ বছর পর পর নতুন প্লেলিস্ট বানাই। কিছুদিন আগেও বানিয়েছি, অনেক আয়োজন করে। নতুন দশকের নতুন প্লেলিস্ট। তার আগ পর্যন্ত পুরাতনটাই চলেছে। পুরানো স্যান্ডেলের মত। … Continue reading unworthy, Einherjar
Those of you that disagree with feminism, this is for you. This is an original write up, so if you have questions just- send me a message via the contact form. And don't steal things out of context. That won't benefit anyone, and we'll both look stupid. It's a long read, and each paragraph connects … Continue reading Shoulders of Giants
In a world where the written word is getting overshadowed by images, actors, orators, agent provocateurs and their collective rhetorics- Notes from The Underground is my tribute to the written word. The written word that had stories and logic within it. The written word that wasn't blurted out. The written word that concealed within its … Continue reading The Underground Series: Editor’s Notes
Our guest writer today, Farishta Shahel. Dhaka, Bangladesh. September 2020. I used to be a very confident kid in school- Now that I've brought up the topic of "the school", I'm sure we all have a pretty common set of memories rushing back to us. That so-called best friend picking on you for your looks … Continue reading The Underground, ep. 7: on Being labeled as “Average”