In Hindu mythology, the figure of the flaming, underwater horse has been repeatedly used to represent balance and harmony—a state in which both the elements of fire and water can coexist.
In 2009, the High Court issued a directive that requires active anti-sexual harassment cells in all educational institutions and workplaces. The landless organisations used RTI to find out how many schools in their locality had complied with the HC directive.
Mehnaz (not her real name), a student of Chittagong University, was sexually harassed by a group of men on her campus a few months ago.
Metaphors have never made more sense to me than when these two swapped but intertwined lives personified India and Pakistan, the two newborn countries, whose births were marked by blood, pain and trauma.
Faruk, a poultry dealer in Karwan Bazar who hails from Laxmipur, got married to his childhood sweetheart from the same village he used to live in. While they were staying in Dhaka, his wife got pregnant with their first child. But then, the couple had an altercation, and his wife went back to the village to stay with her parents.
On this week, 4 years ago, school and college students protested to ensure road safety for all.