Nawshin Flora

The invisibilisation of women’s labour during Eid

Amidst the festive celebrations, exquisite dishes and beautiful decorations, most of us often overlook the strenuous invisible labour of women.

1m ago

The hills

They say the hills have eyes Iridescent, all knowing, and deathlike.

3m ago

Has the Boi Mela been reduced to photographic aesthetics and vacuous controversies?

In the last few years, there has been a paradigm shift in the traditional book fair culture. The commercialisation and curation of hyper nationalist books have led to the absence of literature and stories of “others”.

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The controversial legacy of Nabokov’s ‘Lolita’

Readers often look for relatability in the stories and characters they are reading but Nabokov doesn’t give his readers that comfort or spoon feed them. Rather, he challenges them to eschew feeling compelled by Humbert’s justification of his innocence

6m ago

4 witchy romance novels to read this Halloween

The fascination with October’s magic and mystery hasn’t subdued over the centuries. And what can be more magical than falling in love in October?

8m ago

Media literacy and the case of overrated classics

In this digital age, we are processing a large amount of information everyday and it’s important to learn media literacy in order to see the bigger picture.

10m ago

Rethinking Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, the humanist

Despite his caste-consciousness and critical depiction of the social prejudices of colonial Bengal, he never directly opposed them; in his real life, he was an upholder of traditional Hindu patriarchy and Brahmin-dominated caste society.

10m ago

Remembering Mahasweta Devi: The blueprint of subaltern activism and literature

While novelists such as Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay and Sanjeeb Chandra Chattopadhyay adopted an ambiguous position on caste discourse in their writing, Mahasweta Devi's fiction explicitly delineates the Dalits and adivasis as political, social, and psychological beings embroiled in multiple levels of oppression.

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June 8, 2023
June 8, 2023

Are the Gilmore Girls a glorified portrayal of an unrealistic mother-daughter relationship?

The unorthodox mother-daughter relationship between Lorelai and Rory Gilmore and their vibrant life in the town of Stars Hollow were what captivated viewers in the first place.

May 10, 2023
May 10, 2023
April 8, 2023
April 8, 2023

Do we need a Harry Potter reboot?

In regards to the Harry Potter universe, many fans have expressed their interest to see the story of the Marauders or a prequel about the Hogwarts founders.

March 25, 2023
March 25, 2023

‘Shadow and Bone’: new member of the "poor book adaptation club"

This season tries to cover too much ground and misplaces its focus in the process.

March 12, 2023
March 12, 2023

The glaring racial disparity of the Oscars

The Oscars has never tried to hide its bias towards white actors and filmmakers.

January 22, 2023
January 22, 2023

The "good for her" cinematic universe: gaslight, gatekeep, girlboss

The “girl-bossification” of the psychologically impaired female characters have led some of us to believe that it means a win for feminism.

November 4, 2022
November 4, 2022

Weike Wang's ‘Joan Is Okay’ tells the story of an antisocial millennial

Joan has always felt not American enough for America and not Chinese enough for China. As a transnational immigrant, even her work ethic is assessed in a dehumanising way.

October 29, 2022
October 29, 2022

Percy Jackson fans, mount your horses

The new book’s title, revealed to be Percy Jackson and The Chalice Of The Gods, will be out on September 26, 2023, the author confirmed via Twitter.

September 12, 2022
September 12, 2022

‘Sisters In The Mirror’ deconstructs the concept of "oppressed Muslim women"

"While the book is based on academic research, I've tried to write it for the 'interested educated reader'".

December 2, 2021
December 2, 2021

Dark Academia: Why we love it and what needs to change

Dusty libraries, tweed blazers, candles, classics, coffee pots and armchairs: these are some of the basic elements of a social media aesthetic when one is into Dark Academia.

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