Happy Anniversary to my Monthly Digest Series! ✨ Despite initial misgivings, I managed to churn out a blog post every single month over the last year, (barring Jan 2020 when I was holidaying in Dhaka),…

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This post was originally written in 2015 for my old blog. Chitkadoni is a Bengali word that refers to someone who cries very often. A lot of my past is resurfacing in lockdown as memories.…

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Where The Crawdads Sing is the story of Kya Clark who raises herself in the North Carolina marshes after being abandoned by her family as a child. Kya is an unforgettable character, a fiercely independent…

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Before we dive into the history of TMM and TMB, a bit of geography is in order. Nizar was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1988. I arrived roughly a year later, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.…

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Once upon a pre-babies land, I would never be caught going to bed with a full face of makeup. I am not one to channel my inner Hindi serial actress as a literal sleeping beauty…

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