If ever there was a slippery concept, it’s inner beauty. What is it? How is it manifested? Is it inherent or can it be cultivated? If so, how?

Muslim societies have long railed vociferously against the monolithic view of our cultures as immutable theocracies. We are not iron bound orthodoxies of obedient would-be radicals, but rather possessed of overwhelming diversity of thought, appearance and lived experience in our midst

Over time, Bangladeshi women’s representation in politics and elected office has increased manifold. But it has not been transformed into true participation and agency.