Weekend Tribune

  • From Istanbul to Dhaka

    Testimony to an old allegiance of Bangladesh with the people of Turkey lies on one of the busiest roads of Dhaka. Kemal Ataturk road in Banani pays homage to the respect we have had for the Turkish pe ...

  • Cat Chat

    Despite its luxurious coat, open pansy like faces and large excessive eyes, the Persian cat's sweet and gentle personalities make them one of the most desired pets around the world. It has been an ...

  • The hype with Sultan Suleiman

    Recently, a meme has gone viral on the internet. The meme reads “Game of Thrones for sons, Sultan Suleiman for ammus." Apparently, this meme resonates with the true picture of reality as Su ...

  • A seriously laidback column

    It seems that lately there is a lot of hate regarding Muslims, in general. And with the rise of militant attacks it really doesn’t help Islam’s image on a global forum. However, on a brigh ...

  • Sufi mysticism

    The essential message of Sufism is to remember God and serve others. Like all forms of mysticism, it is above all the search for God and this search may be expressed in many different ways, taking var ...

  • Why I took up the hijab

    Ever since I began wearing the hijab (veil) countless people have asked me: “Why? What made you decide to suddenly start covering your head?” My reply is always the same: “Rather, yo ...

  • Girl, unveiled

    Dhaka, 2004. At thirteen, Death is at my door. I know this because Death claimed my cousin one autumn morning, brought the family together into my uncle’s Gulshan flat, laid siege to our beings ...