Happiness is what I am waiting for!

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Member since June 8, 2016
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Happiness is what I dream for my country by 2100, a dream for a Bangladesh where we will dream without any hesitation. I don’t dream for super technology, or super powerful economy or tall buildings. All I want is a child playing at the street without giving a second thought about his background in the society or about his safety at the street. In next 100 years I want back my evergreen Bangladesh, where a child will steal a mango from the tree. A country where people will...


This is Not a Goodbye

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Member since June 8, 2016
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I am writing this with a broken heart. I knew that this blogging internship will end one day but still my heart is aching to write this last post as an intern. I tried to start writing this for days but I couldn’t. So I am writing this in the hope that it will mend my heart. I am a Bangladeshi girl who studied in a Bengali medium school. In my country, the syllabus most common in usage is the National Curriculum and Textbooks, which has two versions, a Bengali version and an En...


Being in Love

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We as human beings are needy. We are in need of love. For centuries we have made poems, stories, realities surrounding this one thing: love. We all desperately want it, in one way or another, believe it or not! We also want to share love and gain energy by doing so. But I have seen some people who are getting extreme levels of love from their close ones, and still there is this emptiness in their eyes. They are also people who are sharing vast amounts of love but are still not...


If Not You Then Who?

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From very early on I have had this fascination towards storytelling. I always used to write, act and make. When I was a kid I used to say with lots of enthusiasm “Nayika Hobo”, which means I want to be an actress in Bangla language. People used to laugh a lot hearing that. But after a certain age, when they saw that I am still not changing my mind, their attitude started to change. Years ago, one day my grandmother was telling me “Do you know what kind of girls enters a career in...


They Are Bangladeshis

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I was sitting in a CNG, which is a natural gas vehicle, with two of my friends and colleagues. Suddenly the driver asked me if we are Bengali, or not. I laughed for a bit and then said “Yes I am a Bengali but they are not.” He said “You have very short hair and your nose is flat. And their faces look Chinese. Are they Chinese or Japanese?” This time my friend replied that they are not Chinese, but indigenous people. The driver looked at me and asked “Then why did you say...


United For The Sundarbans

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This blog post is a collaboration between Maria Jurado Giraldo and Sadia Akhter Aurna. Many people in Bangladesh are now planning to go and visit Sundarban which is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest on earth. There is this talk in the air that Sundarban will be no more in the near future. Why is it so? Even though I am a Bangladeshi living in the capital I have never been to the Sundarbans. I have been to Khulna; from there I could see a lit...


Inspire! With Armeen Musa-Living Life Like Music

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A white tree! Trying to grow in a garden which is full of dirt and dust. She faces storm everyday that wants to stop her from growing. But she never does. She shares all her pain through such beautiful arts that it makes her even more pure. One day I asked her how can you be so benignant when the whole world is so barbaric? She said, life is all about perspective you see! Turn that storm into a flower and add it in your body. Be so kind that your body will...


The Girl

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I have a friend. She is a girl who loves other girls. She wanted to say it. She wanted to find someone. But what happened to her? Let’s find it out. “The girl sees other kids playing in the street. She never goes there because she is not just like the other kids. She has another name that they have given her. She is just a little girl who loves other girls, Love, it seems terrifying to her now. This street with so many colors, This street which is so wid...


Starting It From Me

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It’s been more than a month now that I have shaved my entire head. The reason behind this was to promote diversity and protest against the killings happening in my country and around the world. Let me give my beautiful readers some context. Oftentimes my mom would run her hand through my hair and say how beautiful it was. People used to say that too. But when I used to talk about cutting it a little those people would say, “No! Do you want to look like a boy?” After cutting m...


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