Millennial Amma:5 Post-Pregnancy Comments Not to SayBy Rumki Chowdhury In all of the miraculousness and excitement of the birth-process and holding one’s own newborn, both new and experienced mothers have it tough. It’s not easy being a parent, but there are also other challenges post-pregnancy; mothers go through physical, emotional and psychological struggles. For example,
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By Sadia Noor Joya The last couple of weeks have been nothing less than hell on Earth for the residents of Sylhet and Sunamganj due to the violent flood that has shown no mercy. This devastating flood has made its place in history by showcasing its wrath, gaining the throne of the queen of all
Shein, Fast Fashion and the Garment Industry By Zara Kabir Garment workers in a Shein workshop in Guangzhou, China. Credit: Public Eye . Almost everyone owns something from Shein and even if we don’t, we’re definitely guilty of browsing. But, there are many reasons you should reconsider that next Shein haul, especially as a Bengali.
Bangladesh’s National Poet a.k.a. “The Rebel Poet” By Rumki Chowdhury One of the greatest Bangladeshi poets of all-time was also known as “The Rebel Poet” because of his controversial themes: Kazi Nazrul Islam. He was one of the few poets to intertwine Muslim, Hindu, Christian and Greek mythological philosophies into his poetry, stories and songs.
THE ORNATE HISTORY OF THE “ORNA” By Bengalis of New York After many years, I finally took up my bridal orna again and draped it over myself to celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr. It was a moment I had been yearning for, for a while, but I hesitated because of the sheer extravagance of its embroidery. In celebrating
Millennial Amma’s Five Beauties of “Ammahood”By Rumki Chowdhury@rumkitheauthor I had initially considered titling this blog post, “Millennial Amma’s Five Advantages of ‘Ammahood,’” or “Millennial Amma’s Five Positives of ‘Ammahood.’” But then, I took a step back and winced at those titles. What is “Ammahood,” a.k.a. motherhood, really? Well, it’s definitely not a job application or
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