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.

  • On resilience and hope in Bengali verse

    As a student of English literature, “Eshob pore ki hobe?” is a question I've had to face on a near-daily basis.
  • The faces of Sexism

    "They said that the divorce rate in Bangladesh is so high because women these days are getting too educated, which gives them the independence to leave their husbands when they are abused physically or refrained from an activity; this wouldn't be allowed in earlier times."
  • The language of hurt

    A recent video circulating on Facebook, created for February 21, starts with a living room scene in a well-off household. A young girl of about eight or nine years – a house maid with bedraggled hair and a tired face – walks past her employer's daughter who is roughly as old as her.
  • Accepting the realities of mental illness

    We have been striving to evolve as a progressive society – one that frowns upon discrimination and stands up for victims of injustice, regardless of their gender or background. In truly embracing such ideologies, we must learn to perceive mental issues as illnesses – no more shameful than an ailing lung or liver – and combat them with the correct treatment and, above all, sensitivity.
  • Why we need to open that book now

    A group of teenagers spray-painted a historically black school with racist and anti-Semitic messages recently in Virginia. The judge, as reported by the Huffington Post on February 7, 2017, served the young men an unusual punishment: writing reports on a list of books and movies, besides also visiting a Holocaust museum and doing research on the swastika.