Aahir Mrittika | The Daily Star
  • Aahir Mrittika

  • The Pressure to be Productive

    Parents are raising hell as their kids run on different time zones, teachers are urging students to finish up inhumane amounts of assignments, and the internet is filling up with more “things to do during quarantine” articles than the fake WhatsApp news that our parents thrive on.
  • My Newfound Appreciation for Life at Home

    I’ve been in the same outfit for days now, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. This oversized and worn in t-shirt has seen me on my best and worst days, and offered comfort on both.
  • The Women's Movement in Bangladesh Throughout the Years

    Over three decades ago, in 1988, March 8 was first observed in Bangladesh as International Women’s Day. The women’s movement has always been deeply rooted in this society.
  • The Subtleties of Sexism

    Sexism is the prejudice against someone based on their gender (especially against women). It can also be behaviour or attitude that fosters stereotypes of social roles.

    Street vendors are a defining part of Dhaka. And in these roadside businesses, the cheap clothing industry is booming. It’s a shopper’s dream; you can find almost every possible clothing item at shockingly affordable rates.