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Millennial Amma: 5 Post-Pregnancy Comments Not to Say

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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Shein, Fast Fashion and the Garment Industry

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.

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Bangladesh’s National Poet a.k.a. “The Rebel Poet”

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.

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THE ORNATE HISTORY OF THE “ORNA”

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

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Millennial Amma’s Five Beauties of “Ammahood”

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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