Sarah Anjum Bari | The Daily Star
  • Sarah Anjum Bari

    Sarah Anjum Bari is a ravisher of caffeine and prose, with a heart that lives in Parisian cafes.


    The past few weeks, at least for young audiences of American television in Bangladesh, have been rife with different variations of the same discussion.
  • Why rape victims stay silent

    From the outdated legal concepts under which cases of rape are tried in court, the “medical” tests that are required for proving rape, to the institutions which are supposed to stand by the survivor, it is not surprising that many women are scared or traumatised to even report incidents of sexual violence.
  • The bonds that run deep

    In tracing the shifts from joint families of yesteryears to some single-parent households of today, what is happily evident is that the essence of the family remains the same.
  • Calculated cruelty over dowry

    The fact that 13 women have been killed and 17 physically abused over dowry in Bangladesh in January and February of 2017 does little to rattle us. Neither do the figures of 107 deaths, five suicides, and 94 physical abuse victims in all of 2016.
  • When the blackboard comes to life

    Looking up information on underprivileged children's education in Bangladesh, I found a picture online of a classroom that looked far