Amiya Halder

Amiya Halder works as In-Charge for Daily Star's weekly career supplement Next Step. She has the daunting task of turning dull, sleep inducing articles into interesting content. She often steps in to create info-graphs which happens to be one of her specialties. Amiya has a recurring worry that her arms are too short for taking selfies, rather like the Tyrannosaurs Rex. This IBA student refuses to let her poor selfie taking skills hamper her team building activities. Most of that involves accepting LAN games of NFS and beating the guys most of the times at races. It's called team building exercise and she practices what she edits.

October 31, 2017
October 31, 2017

Tall, handsome and deathly—the enduring allure of vampires

Growing up, vampires were never quite the James Deans of the undead that they are today. Vampires that I would encounter were middle-aged, had an unwholesome pallor, the same coiffure as Alfalfa from The Little Rascals, and god-awful vaguely-European accents.

October 27, 2017
October 27, 2017

Phoenix of Longadu

“After the landslide, it became all too clear where the aid was headed. Of course there would be an inclination to send relief to the Bengalis,” says Mrittika Kamal, Director of Terracotta Creatives and one of the curators of Phoenix of Longadu, a charity exhibition, held between October 16 and 19 at Drik Gallery, dedicated to raising funds for the affected families.

October 20, 2017
October 20, 2017

3 signs your work place is killing you

Wondering if your workplace is getting to you? Here are the top three questions you should be asking yourself.

October 20, 2017
October 20, 2017

What to do when entry-level positions require “two years of experience”

It's your dream job in your ideal industry. This is what four years of undergrad built you up for. You are ready to take on all those challenging albeit thrilling responsibilities. Even better—you are genuinely digging the company's mission, you can already envision yourself sticking up Steve Jobs posters in that spiffy green cubicle with the plywood walls. So what's stopping you?

October 13, 2017
October 13, 2017

Epic fails: Jack Dorsey

The founder of Twitter and biggest US mobile payment chip service, Square, faced a heavy blow when he was kicked out as CEO of the microblogging site for his poor management style.

October 13, 2017
October 13, 2017

Is spitting it out the best way to break bad news?

People pick up on when they're being buttered up for bad news—it only amps up their anxiety. Why make a person go paranoid waiting for you to get the point just because you can't find the right words?

October 6, 2017
October 6, 2017

Leaving no one behind: “Hijra Lives in Bangladesh”

"When I was a volunteer for UNYSAB, a bunch of us were distributing sandals to rickshaw pullers who didn't have any. A group of hijras came along and took the sandals away, but a little while later, they returned and apologised for having done so. Assuming we were NGO workers, they said: 'Rickshaw pullers have parents, children, siblings, a family. We have nobody. Can't you do something for us too?'”

September 22, 2017
September 22, 2017

Job hunting? Get a personal website

With your résumé and your cover letter, you have to tell hiring managers all about your skills. But why tell them, when you can show them?

September 22, 2017
September 22, 2017

Television for the bibliophile

It is often said that the book is better than the movie, and it is certainly not every day that a movie improves on the novel that inspired it, or that a masterpiece like Rashōmon springs out of the mind of Ryūnosuke Akutagawa and into the hands of Akira Kurosawa to mould into the vivid piece of storytelling and cinematic brilliance that it is. With filmmakers determined to take a shot at breathing new life into literary greats, here are six exciting on-screen adaptations you don't want to miss this fall.

September 15, 2017
September 15, 2017

What happened where [INFOGRAPHIC]

We map the shortest possible distances Rohingya families needed to take to reach Kutupalong Refugee Camp, as well as the destruction at Maungdaw and Rathedaung.