Hi, I am a climate change and development scientist completing my second science degree here at ANU in environmental science. Currently I am exploring career goals in science communication, diplomacy and/or as a friendly environmental anthropology academic.  

As an Australian who was born in Bangladesh and trained in the UK, I am writing this blog to share my experiences with my fellow ANU students who also come from many different backgrounds but share a love for the things that make this campus so great.  

I have published two best seller Bengali novels, Shasuripuran (Uncovering the Mother in Law) and Shameesutra (The Husband Formula). I was awarded the City Anando Alo Literature Award for my debut Novel Shasuripuran in 2013 in Bangladesh. 

When I am not studying or writing for this blog, you might find me staring wistfully in the windows of high-end fashion shops, bargaining at saree shops in India or Bangladesh, or right here in Canberra reciting my poetry at the Front Gallery & Café.

Articles

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A cheapskate’s guide to being an international student in Canberra

I know a guy who is really good at his job. His job—or maybe it’s more like his life’s mission—is to never pay for food.

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How a double degree really can please everybody

When I was growing up, it was difficult for me to choose a study path that wasn’t defined by my parents.

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ANU is my mum

When I fell pregnant, I wanted both a baby and a degree. This is what I did.

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Winter is coming, with coffee (and more)

‘Why?’ I asked, unable to hide my curiosity. Is he going to ask me out on a date?

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Introducing Stunning Sully, the Miss World of ANU

A goddess with curves better than any beauty queen. I call her Sully, our own Miss World.