Shah Tazrian Ashrafi
Shah Tazrian Ashrafi lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is currently an undergraduate student of International Relations. His works appear in Himal Southasian, The Diplomat, Caravan, TRT World, The Aleph Review, Six Seasons Review, Dhaka Tribune, and The Daily Star, among other places. He was part of the 2021 cohort of Write Beyond Borders mentorship program arranged by the British Council.
The Hippo Girl
A short story.
Dec 30, 2021
Caste on the streets
Dhaka’s street cleaners, many of them Dalits, faced a grim future even before the pandemic.
Jul 21, 2020
Imran Khan’s attempted arrest, UN appeal for Afghanistan aid, a graphic novel on Naga repatriation and more
March - Updates and analysis from around the region
A disappeared Maldivian journalist’s family still waits for closure
Eight years after he vanished, and despite an official report pointing to his abduction and murder, Ahmed Rilwan is yet to be declared dead, and powerful officials allegedly linked to the killers evade justice
Punjab’s battles over Bhagat Singh
Controversies over the anti-colonial revolutionary expose Punjab’s political fissures, with the farmers’ protest movement, Communists, Khalistanis, the AAP and other parties all having staked their own claims
Tehreek-i-Taliban is making its way back in Pakistan
Tehreek-i-Taliban’s resurgence reveals the failure of the Pakistan government’s anti-terror policy and its ambivalent, contradictory relationship with Islamist militant groups