Aliza Rahman

Is it enough to just have female heads of state?

We have seen that women who are able to helm a country are often able to do so through their associations with powerful men.

1w ago

What could the recent ICC warrants mean?

The recent arrest warrants may create an impression that there is an equivalence between Hamas leaders and Netanyahu and Gallant.

3w ago

Who was Raisi and what does his death mean?

Given the turbulent state of the Middle East at the moment, the repercussions of Raisi’s death could have effects in not only Iran but also the wider region.

4w ago

Zadie Smith’s rhetorical tricks

Smith’s framing runs into the same blind spot in other criticisms levelled at student protests, i.e. it detaches the student’s cause from the activists, academics, and journalists, Palestinian or otherwise, who have been documenting Israel’s settler colonial project for 75 years.

1m ago

Will we finally take student suicides seriously?

This tragic phenomenon, though shocking each time, is unfortunately not new.

1m ago

Beyond the page: Podcasts discussing POC authors

The following are podcasts that focus on POC writers, a list made because of the heavy Eurocentrism still present in the lists and bookstores known around Bangladesh.

1m ago

The devaluation of the sacrificial mother

Even as she is glorified, her work is devalued.

1m ago

‘Shubeik Lubeik’, wishes, and the vulnerability of human beings

In Deena Mohamed’s Shubeik Lubeik (originally published in 2015 and translated in 2023 by Mohamed herself), wishes have not only drastically altered the fabric of daily life in Egypt, but the world at large.

2m ago
June 8, 2024
June 8, 2024

Is it enough to just have female heads of state?

We have seen that women who are able to helm a country are often able to do so through their associations with powerful men.

May 23, 2024
May 23, 2024

What could the recent ICC warrants mean?

The recent arrest warrants may create an impression that there is an equivalence between Hamas leaders and Netanyahu and Gallant.

May 21, 2024
May 21, 2024

Who was Raisi and what does his death mean?

Given the turbulent state of the Middle East at the moment, the repercussions of Raisi’s death could have effects in not only Iran but also the wider region.

May 18, 2024
May 18, 2024

Zadie Smith’s rhetorical tricks

Smith’s framing runs into the same blind spot in other criticisms levelled at student protests, i.e. it detaches the student’s cause from the activists, academics, and journalists, Palestinian or otherwise, who have been documenting Israel’s settler colonial project for 75 years.

May 17, 2024
May 17, 2024

Will we finally take student suicides seriously?

This tragic phenomenon, though shocking each time, is unfortunately not new.

May 14, 2024
May 14, 2024

Beyond the page: Podcasts discussing POC authors

The following are podcasts that focus on POC writers, a list made because of the heavy Eurocentrism still present in the lists and bookstores known around Bangladesh.

May 12, 2024
May 12, 2024

The devaluation of the sacrificial mother

Even as she is glorified, her work is devalued.

March 28, 2024
March 28, 2024

‘Shubeik Lubeik’, wishes, and the vulnerability of human beings

In Deena Mohamed’s Shubeik Lubeik (originally published in 2015 and translated in 2023 by Mohamed herself), wishes have not only drastically altered the fabric of daily life in Egypt, but the world at large.

March 17, 2024
March 17, 2024

Technology for when writing feels tough

A bunch of free places on the internet that allow me to complete assignments or personal projects when the going gets rough.

February 17, 2024
February 17, 2024

Romance and unfulfillment in the past and the present

Much like most media geared toward women, romance novels have frequently received flack for its supposed shallowness, absurdity, and flamboyancy.

push notification