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    Literature beyond books: confession of a Bangladeshi kid from the 1990s

    Abdullah Al Muktadir | Updated at 12:00am on July 12, 2020

    The world of knowledge is a socio-psycho-cultural hierarchy where books belong to a ‘higher’ source of knowledge, thoughts and wisdom whereas texts from all other sources are usually considered ‘lower’. Abdullah Al Muktadir talks about the politics of reality and utility

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    Caring less about the ‘real’ world while writing for children

    Umme Farhana | Updated at 12:00am on July 12, 2020

    Our heroes are very rational and intelligent. They are not dreamers. This shrinks the space for children to venture in the worlds of fantasy and mystery. Umme Farhana talks about the necessity of fantasy literature for the development of children psyche

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    Biotechnologists: the unsung heroes of COVID-19 war in Bangladesh

    Mahmud-Al-Rafat | Updated at 12:00am on July 12, 2020

    While discussing about the frontline role of biotechnologists in the COVID-19 research in Bangladesh, Mahmud-Al-Rafat argues about the need of a uniform government policy and recognition for the biotechnologists

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    Shouhardo: a philanthropic initiative

    Tanzila Zerin | Updated at 12:00am on July 12, 2020

    Shouhardo is a food distribution programme of North South University Social Services Club. Tanzila Zerin, a member of NSUSSC, writes about the initiative

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    Chinese foreign policies: strategies of modern imperialism

    MD Talebur Islam Rupom | Updated at 10:25pm on July 08, 2020

    MD Talebur Islam Rupom talks about how China is strengthening their modern imperialism through policies even during the time of COVID-19

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    Ending pandemics and a message from Coleridge

    Nayan Sayed Jibon | Updated at 03:05pm on July 08, 2020

    The redemption of the ancient mariner was accepted only when he was fascinated by the beauty of the sea snakes. Nayan Sayed Jibon argues that this is the high time we realise the destruction we do to the nature and make policies to protect the nature to prevent further pandemics

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    Fictional reality in Assam

    Anujit Saha | Updated at 03:10pm on July 08, 2020

    Under the façade of fiction, Anujit Saha writes about how state policies keep racism alive

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    YOUNG LIVES MATTER : From George Floyd to Nikhil Karmakar

    Nahid Riyasad | Updated at 12:00am on July 05, 2020

    Oceans apart, the context of George Floyd and Nikhil Karmakar’s death may have been similar, but the responses were not. In Bangladesh, already battered by the reality of an ongoing outbreak of COVID-19, media attention was brief. Except for a section of progressive students’ body and human rights activists, a-30-year old young farmer’s `death largely went unnoticed, writes Nahid Riyasad