The tragic death of Babul Matabbar, a tea vendor, who suffered severe burns in a murky incident involving the police and died subsequently, moves the conscience of the nation, but unsurprisingly, not the administration.
ASSALAMU Alaikum. Rokia Afzal Rahman, respected chairperson of the celebration of 25th anniversary of The Daily Star, Mahfuz Anam, Editor of The Daily Star, invited distinguished guests from home and abroad, honoured representatives of the media and ladies and gentlemen.
As the flight made a rocky landing on the uneven runway of Dhaka's Shahjalal airport, I felt a rush of excitement at the prospect of coming “home”. I eagerly stepped out of the plane and was immediately greeted by a giant mosquito that landed on my nose.
Invest in quality writers and then, a simple facade will do while giving rich content. And please, don't underestimate the intellect of the viewers. They'll get it – no need to explain the punch line and as a backup, play an annoying sound bite to remind us to laugh.