Who are the animals?

It’s difficult to argue for the preservation of animal rights in a country like Bangladesh, or a world like the one we currently find ourselves in, when the very notion of even simple, obvious t ...

The great unifier

In the span of a month, a friend of mine lost two of her grandmothers. She cooped herself up in her room, unable to deal with the loss of two female role models in her life. She, essentially, went int ...

Right here, wrong now

Right now, the nation’s government -- and perhaps many of its citizens -- are patting themselves on the back for Operation Storm 26, which resulted in the death of nine militants and the capture ...

Even on your best behaviour

Even on your best behaviour, you are just like Nibras. Or Rohan, or Meer, or Abir, or Safi. Or that Tunisian, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, across the European border and into Nice, as he drives throu ...

Thy kingdom come

My friends, family, and acquaintances are under the impression that the world is coming to an end. To paraphrase something George Carlin once said with regards to global warming: The earth will be ...

With friends like these

The so-called elite, middle-upper-middle class of Dhaka, of which I am very much a part of, have cared-but-not-really little about the increasing number of religiously motivated attacks that have plag ...

The beginning of the end

I honestly don’t care how bad you feel, sitting across a 42-inch Bravia flat screen TV, turned to a news channel, and cursing at the state the country suddenly finds itself in. “What is ha ...

What a wonderful world

Nothing much happens in this country when you’re fasting. Sometimes a prime minister inaugurates the dream of a train that will make life easier for the average citizen, or the police remain sus ...

Fasting, feasting

A friend of mine, of soft spirit and quiet heart, works at a financial institution here in the capital. I have no reason to assume that she does anything but enjoy her work there, her environment, ...

The enemy of the day

When American-Afghanistani Omar Mir Seddique Mateen saw two men kiss in the American city of Miami, he was outraged. Previously, he had been married to an Uzbekistani woman, but the marriage fell a ...

SN Rasul

SN Rasul is a Sub-Editor at the Dhaka Tribune. Follow him @snrasul.

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