My Graduate Life and Quest for Knowledge

An International Graduate Student’s Perceptions

In-flight study life (Singapore Airlines). Photo Credit: Author

I belong to a Bengali middle-class family where my erudite, bookish and ‘very sincere’ parents always endeavor to make me comprehend that without a ‘sincere’ academic life, I cannot achieve the desired aims in my life.

My efforts, in tandem with their die-hard sincerity, paved me to enroll in the best academic institutions of Bangladesh.

Rewarding Active Writers in the Partner Program

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Since 2017, the Partner Program of the Medium has been motivating writers in contributing resourceful essays and stories.

Last month, the Medium shared through an announcement that it is going to bring changes in the existing Partner Program.

Today, on August 11 of 2021, the Medium has updated its MPP program to ensure the influx of authentic stories and essays in this open publishing platform.

In the previous Partner Program, the writers’ stories could only earn money through reading engagement of Medium Members.

There was no incentive for the Medium writers in contributing external traffic generation.

MEDIUM Announces Non-Fiction Writing Contest

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Have you recently visited Medium’s official publishing blog 3 Min Read ?

If yes, then I assume you have already delved yourself into writing spree!

The writing contest titled “The Medium Writers Challenge: Calling All Storytellers” is really for worth considering for writers for THREE reasons!

First, there is no payment necessary to participate the contest!

What writers need to do sincerely, is to log in their respective Medium accounts and publish the essay!

Second, the amounts of monetary reward are sincerely nothing to sneeze at! To be honest, the awards are heart thumping and eye popping!

Third, when it…

Medium Readers can share ideas and stories with ‘Lists’

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This week, the Medium brings additional renovation to the ‘Reading List’ feature.

In the preceding months, this open platform brought several updates for Medium writers.

This time, the Medium has focused on its readers to introduce frictionless and clutterless reading vibe.

For readers of the Medium, this update would improve the navigational accessibility of reading list stories.

It is also available in the mobile app of the Medium.

Travel Story

The Singapore Strait is approximately seventy one miles long in length and located among Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

This Strait connects the Strait of Malacca and the South China Sea.

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The Singapore Strait divides the island of Singapore from the Indonesian archipelago.

Book Review

Source: Alfred A. Knopf Publishing (2021); Book: Things We Lost to the Water (2021).

Book Title

Things We Lost to the Water


Eric Nguyen


Alfred A. Knopf



Book Review

Source: Little, Brown Group Book.

Book Title

Coromandel: A Personal History of South India


Charles Allen


Little, Brown Book Group



Rubaiyat Rahman

A South Asian Academic, Book Reviewer, Maritime & International Affairs Analyst. Rubaiyat loves to wade across the universe of Reading and Writing.

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