Nilima Jahan | The Daily Star
  • Nilima Jahan

    Nilima Jahan

    Reporter and Feature Writer at The Star Weekend, The Daily Star. Loves nature, arts, music and eating spicy foods. Follow her on

  • Are we covering suicide responsibly?

    The month of October is yet to come to an end, but the country has already witnessed at least 15 deaths by suicide. It won’t be a surprise if that number increases—statistics show that thousands commit suicide in Bangladesh every year.
  • Going gently into that good night

    A look into what palliative care is available for those with life-limiting illnesses in Bangladesh.
  • Puppetry: The dying art form

    It is the year 1971. Standing beside a green paddy field, Yahya Khan and a Razakar are locked in a heated deabate against a Bengali farmer.
  • Hustlers on the loose

    Thirty-eight-year-old Anisur Rahman had decided to send his sister BDT 10,000 through a bKash outlet on his way home from work. Eid was nearby and his sister needed some extra cash. Upon reaching the outlet, Anisur discovered that he was not the only one who urgently needed to transfer money. He was asked to write down his sister Jakia Sultana's account number and wait. A few minutes later, the agent informed Anisur that his money had been transferred and asked him to call Sultana to confirm.
  • I deserve the blue

    When 13-year-old Rafiul Islam Rabby was having trouble breathing, his mother Rabeya Begum didn't take it very seriously—not initially, at least. A week after, she noticed her son was coughing and wheezing throughout the night, unable to sleep. This time, Rabeya Begum took her son to the hospital.