Ahmed Humayun Kabir Topu | The Daily Star
  • Ahmed Humayun Kabir Topu

  • Learning in the open

    Taherul Islam, a retired primary teacher of Shara-Gopalpur village in Pabna's Ishwardi upazila, set up a free school for underprivileged children seven years ago.
  • Navigability crisis in Jamuna

    Navigability crisis in the Jamuna river badly hampers movement of vessels, much to the inconvenience of cargo boats heading for Baghabari river port in Sirajganj from early November.
  • A legacy fading away

    “Coffee houser shei addata aaj aar nei”, “Maago, bhabna keno, amra tomar shantipriyo shanto chhele” and many other songs by lyricist Gauri Prasanna Mazumder ring through the hearts of Bangalees across the world.
  • Deprived of care they deserve

    Some 21 years after the Pabna Mental Hospital (PMH) -- the country's first specialised hospital for patients with mental disorders -- was upgraded to a 500-bed facility in 1997, it is still operating with the manpower of a 200-bed hospital.
  • To our boatmen, from the heart

    “Oh Dada, bring your boat, I have to go home.” It's the call of villagers that will forever live in the sentiments of fifty-year-old Bimal Kumar, though he won't hear it anymore.