Bishakha Devnath | The Daily Star
  • Bishakha Devnath

  • Left candidates' eyewitness accounts of polls

    The administration together with the law enforcement agencies played a role to influence the December 30 polls outcome in favour of the ruling Awami League, the Left Democratic Alliance candidates have alleged.
  • Where are the women in the manifestos?

    The manifestoes of different political parties came one after another over the last three weeks, and to the dismay of women's rights activists, promises made ahead of the 11th general elections lack any determination to even try and establish a fair, equal society for women.
  • Social challenges hold back women's economic participation

    Social challenges have held back women's economic participation over the last decade, despite headway made in education, training, entrepreneurship, and jobs overseas.
  • Election brings back trauma for survivors

    It has now been over a month that Bhajan (not the real name) travelled to Munshiganj with his family. He doesn't get enough work to make a living there, but he feels it is safer than his home in Monirampur of Jashore ahead of the upcoming national election.
  • A case of sheer negligence

    Mazkura Ayub, once an active homemaker, is now leading a life limited to watching television and taking occupational and physiotherapy at a rehabilitation centre. Neither the 63-year-old can walk with ease nor can she move three of her fingers on the left hand.