Shanjida Nowshin Chowdhury

Looking back on the Hindi serials that raised me
A return to the world of twisting plots, charismatic villains, and swooning music I enjoyed with my mother and grandmother
'Spy x Family' is a hilarious anime comedy that has dramatic consequences
The anime about a household made up of a spy father, an assassin mother, and a psychic daughter works because it grounds its silliness
Should children read fairy tales? Or do their archaic morals clash too strongly with our modern world?
We have magical memories of these stories from childhood, but many contain messages we may find uncomfortable
The retro, music-first approach of NewJeans is a breath of fresh air in the K-pop scene
The all-rookie girl group’s easygoing debut is a throwback that goes against the usual industry trends
I came to Bangladesh when I was 9. Here’s how I grew to love Bangla literature
When I first came to Bangladesh, I struggled to speak the language. But when I pushed myself at university, I learned to love reading Bangla books
How to be a fan of a musicals while 7,800 miles from Broadway
Broadway may be a world away, but you can still find many ways to experience the performances
My social anxiety helped me to have better conversations
Once I pushed myself to talk, I found my natural worries made me empathetic and attuned to people's feelings
Martin Luther King Jr had a dream, but he also showed us how to realise ours
The US civil rights icon did not just dream of a better world, he also described a blueprint for how to achieve it