Pinaki Roy | The Daily Star
  • Pinaki Roy

  • Rohingyas keep coming

    Rohingya refugees from Myanmar's Rakhine State are still crossing into Bangladesh though the two countries are expected to start the repatriation of the Rohingyas, who have already taken shelter here, in weeks.
  • Rohingya Repatriation Details: Everyone here in the dark

    The 450 Hindus who would be taken back by Myanmar in the first batch on January 22 know little about their repatriation, and officials concerned here are also in the dark.
  • Poisoning the Dhaleshwari

    After the Buriganga, the tannery industry is now polluting the Dhaleshwari river, as the central effluent treatment plant (CETP) for treating liquid waste and hazardous chemicals is yet to be fully operational.
  • Down but not out

    This song might give many from our older generation a sense of nostalgia for the days when we used to wait for the postman to know if there was “some word” from our loved ones.
  • Night at a refugee camp

    7:00pm As the last relief truck departs, Shafiuallah Kata Pahar, a group of hillocks, reverts back to a strange sense of calm. People, carrying sacks of rice and packs of food, begin to return to their tents. Suddenly, the hills seem to be dotted with fireflies. Lamps and candles masquerade as shining stars in the sky on a dark night, lighting up one by one.