Tabassum Zaman | The Daily Star
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  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Walking in the Streets of Dhaka

    There is not much to love about being a woman on the streets of Dhaka. Let's call a spade a spade—Dhaka streets are not pedestrian-friendly, irrespective of one's gender. Missing or broken pavements, gaping holes to catch you off guard, footpaths overtaken by hawkers, vendors, makeshift shops of all sorts, piled up construction materials, spilled-over garbage, bikers and even rickshaws carrying passengers looking to cut across heavy traffic—you name
  • Being an Unmotherly Mother

    Much like buying a free-size robe that needs no trial, motherhood is expected to fit all women who give birth. When it comes to