Category Archives: Shahidul Alam

Forest of Tides: The Sundarbans

The world’s largest mangrove forest is home to hundreds of species and, mostly along its edges, 4 million people. September/October 2016 PDF Saudi Aramco World Magazine Written by Louis Werner Photographed by Shahidul Alam / DRIK Split not quite in half … Continue reading

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PATHSHALA’S RESPONSE TO BDNEWS24.COM’S REPORT

A report on Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, published by the online news portal bdnews24.com, has come to our attention (“Shahidul Alam’s Pathshala operates without affiliation,” bdnews24.com, 6 August 2016). Unsubstantiated allegations, backbiting and innuendo and the absence of cross … Continue reading

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On the ‘uncertified’ Pathshala

At a time when our entire education system is in crisis, the quality of education is in question and the values that student’s inculcate is a source of fear. A student of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, in response to questions about the … Continue reading

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Didi. The Street Fighter

MAHASWETA DEVI (JANUARY 14, 1926 – JULY 28, 2016), WRITER AND SOCIAL ACTIVIST Protocol wasn’t Didi’s thing. Shoitan! (Satan) she would say lovingly. And then grab you and plonk you on her lap. The fact that both Rahnuma and I were far … Continue reading

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The spirit of a ghostly fabric

Having heard Saif speak of muslin over the last three years, I had gained some knowledge, albeit second hand. Going out filming with him to museums, arboretums and libraries, I had met some of the world’s leading experts. Lived part … Continue reading

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Kalpana’s Warriors in Delhi

THE SEARCH FOR KALPANA CHAKMA BY SMRITI DANIEL  /  28TH JANUARY 2016   Shahidul Alam has long been gripped by the life of a woman he has never met. It’s been two decades since Kalpana Chakma was abducted, but Shahidul refuses to … Continue reading

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Kalpana’s Warriors opens in Delhi

  Kalpana Chakma, a young leader of the Bangladeshi Hill Women’s Federation, was abducted from her home by military personnel and civilian law enforcers at gunpoint on 12 June 1996. She remains missing. Through this work, part of Drik’s ‘No … Continue reading

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As Drik As Possible

The dot matrix Olivetti printer was noisy. The XT computer came without a hard drive: two floppy disks uploaded the operating system. When the electricity went (as it often did), we had to reload it. Our bathroom doubled as our … Continue reading

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