Abida Rahman Chowdhury | The Daily Star
  • Abida Rahman Chowdhury

  • Why count birds?

    On a half-wooden, half-iron boat, a team of men and women in heavy winter gear and heavy-duty binoculars set sail on a very, very cold winter morning on January 5. Their destination was the sandbars and shallow water lagoons of the mighty Padma River.

    The soft light of the setting sun illuminates the entire section every time I walk in, mostly because I AM ALWAYS LATE. On one side white balloons hang, on another side a dart board.
  • Where it all ended and where it all began

    This is the fifth and final (for now) instalment in a fiction series about a family navigating the woes of immigrant life.
  • Of stories from tidal villages by a vanishing forest and a fast-rising sea

    Maybe it was Anita Desai’s book The Village by the Sea or was it that movie My Japanese Wife—I do not remember so clearly now—that had us all riled up during that short four-day long journey down to the last villages of the Sundarbans.
  • Who am I?

    The packing began months ahead of time, even before they had officially decided to move, even before tickets were purchased, even before the children could talk to their school and tell their friends that they were leaving home yet again.