Aasha Mehreen Amin

Aasha Mehreen Amin

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Aasha Mehreen Amin is joint editor at The Daily Star.

July 7, 2022
July 7, 2022

How late can a Late Lateef be?

For most guests of honour at seminars, inaugurations or book launches, if they are VIPs, being on time is unthinkable. The norm is to arrive at least an hour later than the stipulated time, while the other guests and participants huff and puff with exasperation and then speak well over the allotted time.

July 1, 2022
July 1, 2022

Faraaz’s message to the world

Stumbling across a post on the meaning of “Faraaz”, I was taken aback by the qualities attributed to this name – “someone full of love”, one who “creates balance and harmony for anyone lucky enough to be called his friend”.

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

Why I’m a fan of Ananta Jalil

But not because of the logic-defying stunts in AJ's latest movie venture, Din: The Day. It's because of Ananta Jalil, the human being.

June 17, 2022
June 17, 2022

How do we get the goons out of the EVM booths?

The recent eruption of political activity, and hence political news centred on city corporation elections has again livened up the dull, drab political stage of recent times.

June 4, 2022
June 4, 2022

Prices of machetes, bamboo and iron rods to go up?

It may seem like an odd assortment of items to be afflicted by the inflationary fever currently in circulation, but following the basic rules of economics—when demand goes up, with existing supply, prices will go up in a free market

May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022

Besides the PK Halder saga

Food prices have been keeping us awake at night, making some of us seriously rethink our diets.

May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022

Being a non-VIP at Dhaka airport is no fun

The adviser to the prime minister on private industry and investment, Salman F Rahman, recently expressed his dissatisfaction about the way our airport in Dhaka has been handling passengers, referring to allegations of staff members taking bribes and harassing them.

April 20, 2022
April 20, 2022

Who will speak for the George Floyds of Bangladesh?

In the US, being Black or just a person of colour is enough to get one killed or arrested by a cop, merely for being at the wrong place at the wrong time—or even the right place at the right time.

April 12, 2022
April 12, 2022

Can traffic get any worse than this? Yes, it can.

Why is it that, no matter how many times we have experienced something unpleasant, we continue to do the exact same things we did before, expecting a different outcome?

March 27, 2022
March 27, 2022

Bangladeshis are so ‘senti’

Bengalis are well-known for being unusually driven by emotion, a trait that has brought about many great things—our right to speak in our mother tongue, our right to be independent.