Month: March 2012

41 Years Later: Women’s Rights in Bangladesh

This past Monday, the 26th of March, was Bangladesh’s 41st Independence Anniversary. I was so happy that the issue of women’s rights four decades after we separated from Pakistan was featured on “The Stream” on Al-Jazeera. I had worked for months to get this issue on air. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcsknTDJN4M&feature=player_embedded#!q] Bangladesh is often touted as a “development …

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Asma al-Assad: To Shop or Not To Shop?

British newspaper the Guardian recently revealed thousands of personal emails it uncovered between Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad and his wife, Asma. Amidst the beginnings of civil war brewing in Syria, and the slaughtering of civilians in Homs, one would be forgiven to think that the Assads were busy packing their bags, and boarding the nearest …

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What is the Rush? Learning & Accepting the Art of Slowing Down

Last week, my husband and I made a trip down to Charlottesville to my alma mater, the University of Virginia (UVA), with our six month old daughter, Ava. It was honestly one of the happiest days of my life, walking through the university grounds, showing my college where I had gained a priceless education with …

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