Monthly Archives: June 2013

Not a he, nor a she, but an individual, in life and in death

June 11, 2013 | Op-Ed | Rubaiyat Hossain Rituparno Ghosh’s sudden death has hit a massive emotional chord with the queer population When Rituporno Ghosh passed away, I got the news from a queer friend of mine who lives in Kolkata. The … Continue reading

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I am not a hanger for your ideology

June 01, 2013 | Op-Ed | Rubaiyat Hossain Why have women’s bodies become a political battleground? I had faced the threat once before. It was in 2001. Delwar Hussain Sayedee’s tape titled “Nari O Porda” (Women and the Veil) was selling everywhere. Bangladesh … Continue reading

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The fractured Bangladeshi nation

May 24, 2013 | Op-Ed | Rubaiyat Hossain The national rhetoric must evolve and learn from history Today we stand fractured as a nation. The umbrella of homogenous national identity is ruptured. We are divided in the way we recall our history, recollect … Continue reading

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