Don't hold my hand

  • Here Was a Door

    Here was a door, above which hung the cherished beauty

  • A Little Wind

    My fists open like leaves

  • Tagore and Keats

    John Keats (1795-1821) and Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), two great idealists...

  • Dreams

    I clawed at my throat; my nails digging into my skin. The pressure of my nails was good enough to leave some crescent shaped bruises.

  • Insane

    Your nails are long...

  • Five things to know about Harper Lee

    Enrich yourself with five exciting facts about Nelle Harper Lee, the author who defined true grit, and moved readers with her persuasive style of storytelling.

  • Sheikh Hasina, Ekushey Padak 2016

    PM hands Ekushey Padak 2016

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hands over Ekushey Padak for 2016 to 16 eminent personalities in recognition of their outstanding contributions in their respective fields.

  • Umberto Eco

    Italian author-philosopher Umberto Eco dies

    Italian author Umberto Eco, who became famous for the 1980 international blockbuster The Name of the Rose, died on Friday, Italian media reported. He was 84.

  • The Broken Heart

    Hope this mail finds you still playing to life's songs in perfect beats. However challenging the tunes are, I know that you will bear with

  • Monday Morning Blues

    It was on a Monday morning that I was running late for work. To compound my problems, traffic was heavier than usual and only later,

  • Fleeting Clouds

    Where do they go these white puffs of cloud?

  • In remembrance of Jibanananda Das

    Today is the 117th birth anniversary of poet Jibananda Das, a legend in Bengali literature. We remember him in this day with the greatest reverence.

  • women, Afghan, housewives

    Love, rage, silence: Secret lives of Afghan female poets

    With her kohl-rimmed eyes cast down, Nadia lilts through a folk couplet before a secret assembly of women poets on a forbidden subject that often gets people killed in Afghanistan -- love.


    Though Wiles is absent from these narratives, their seamless clarity is evidence of her skill as an interviewer and editor. Her introductions are invaluable in setting these writers in the context of their physical and cultural environment.


    Oh Rosie, Rosie my girl

  • Three Poems

    Morning comes upon us, a yawn...

  • The Daily Star Centre, top writers

    Inspiring storytellers to join Daily Star's silver jubilee gala

    During 25 years of its journey, The Daily Star has unfolded inspiring stories and taken numerous initiatives to make a difference. In alignment with this spirit, The Daily Star arranged an online campaign marking 25 years of Journalism without fear and favour where online readers were urged to submit their inspiring stories.

  • Hasan Azizul Huq

    Happy birthday Hasan Azizul Huq

    Eminent short story writer of Bangla literature Hasan Azizul Huq turns 77.


    She cruised through her grades with tremendous ease and ended up giving the school finals a year earlier than her peers. She was fifteen then.

  • Upon Ruining the Rickshaw Economy in Uttara

    Every day unbundles pain for this stranger in his cycle of despair.

  • Sounds of the night

    The night was still, sacred and dark

  • Remembering Virginia Woolf with her best novels

    One of the foremost modernists of the Twentieth century, Virginia Woolf gained fame for her nonlinear, free prose style which not only inspired her peers but also earned her accolade. Yesterday was her 134th birth anniversary and to commemorate the day we have put together a list of the writer’s most iconic works.


    Fractals is an encounter with a design paradigm, a certain matryoshka revelation of dolls-within-dolls.

  • Recycling Shakespeare

    Hogarth Press has commissioned a series of 'retellings' of Shakespeare plays. First to appear is Jeanette Winterson's take on The Winter's Tale.

  • Human Shield

    Rashna set out to meet Abedin on the Saturday after the incident at the procession, and on the way to the hospital in a rickshaw, she debated whether she was doing the right thing. It wasn't her responsibility to keep in touch with Abedin, but they had shared a perilous experience together, which seemed to make them more than strangers. They were both supposed to have been cut into pieces by Taleb and his men, but had miraculously survived. It still seemed unreal to Rashna because this sort of thing only happens in Bollywood movies.

  • Incongruity

    I see a black darkness

  • The sound of rain

    The fluffy white puffs turned to a discordant grey

  • Poet Rafiq Azad at ICU

    Renowned poet Rafiq Azad is admitted to the ICU of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka following a stroke.


    Rashna suddenly heard one of her classmates shout, “Look that's Abedin! They're going to kill him!” Rashna turned to see a young man on the ground and recognized Abedin immediately. He was their batch-mate, an attentive and serious student who