Action scenes are great but it is not the only element that makes a movie successful. Most people would keep Extraction at the very bottom of their watchlist during normal times. However, it managed to be a streaming blockbuster produced by Netflix. Is it really such a massive feature film? This super action movie earned... Continue Reading →
Climate change adaptation and gender dynamics
Monowara (30) had just returned home after fetching drinking water from a pond located almost one kilometre away from her home. Her immediate rush was to reach her five-month-old newborn son Nazmul as he was suffering from diarrhoea -- the newborn was crying out of misery. Lack of access to safe drinking water and salinity... Continue Reading →
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Understanding the Digital Security Act Bidyanondo Foundation has become quite a household name in recent days. Their dedicated service to humanity in these difficult times of Covid-19 has brought them under the limelight. But the organisation and its founding chairman have also become the target of vicious hate crime and racist attacks in social media.... Continue Reading →
Can cash transfers be an alternative to food aid?
Chandana, a domestic help who works on an ad-hoc basis, rings my mother for assistance of any kind to run her five-member family. She lives in Korail slum but never received any kind of relief since the lockdown to contain Covid-19 began in Dhaka. In a functioning market, cash transfer is likely to be the... Continue Reading →