Aanila Kishwar Tarannum | The Daily Star
  • Aanila Kishwar Tarannum

  • Climate crisis worsens, Boshonto and Shorot cancelled

    In a shocking announcement, Bangladesh Met Office yesterday said the country no longer has six seasons.
  • Pahela Falgun, Valentine's Day: '2 days' in 24 hours

    In recent memory, Pahela Falgun, the first day of spring according to the Bangla calendar, has fallen on February 13… or has it?
  • Mayoral Candidates Social Media Campaigns

    Swaying voters on the digital space

    With close to 100 million internet users in the country, everything from shopping to entertainment is moving online, and it is no surprise that mayor and councillor candidates for the two Dhaka city corporation elections have jumped on the bandwagon.
  • Swipe right to exercise your voting rights

    As the city polls draw nearer, candidates are pulling out every stop -- be it composing hip hop music about lack of discipline in the ‘hood, posters on heritage sites, or going on Facebook Live more times than the admin of an average buy-and-sell group -- mayoral candidates know how to tap into the large pool of young voters.
  • Putting the “news” in our news feeds

    Roshni Islam, 23, is a student of environmental science at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). On a typical day in her life, she wakes up around 8am and goes through a rotation of social media apps on her phone.