Firoz A Muzahid

June 8, 2021
June 8, 2021

Breaking taboo with needles

Seeing young Aminul Islam’s keen interest in embroidery and needlework, the villagers used to tease him saying, “Embroidery is for women and girls. Why do you like it so much? Are you a housewife?”...

June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021

Two jobs and a mayor

Ignoring the Monthly Payment Order (MPO) Policy 2021, an acting principal of a government college, has been enjoying amenities of two jobs since he was elected mayor of Dinajpur’s Birampur...

May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021

Where canal runs through a river!

An LGED project to excavate a six-kilometre-long and 100-foot-wide channel in the middle of a river -- 15 kilometres long and roughly 600 feet wide -- is causing an outcry from residents of...

May 30, 2021
May 30, 2021

A mayor’s motive

The destruction of Borshijora Eco-Park -- a protected forestland spread out on 326.07 hectares of land near Moulvibazar stadium -- by the hands of the town mayor has brought to light the question...

March 10, 2021
March 10, 2021

Disability fails to hold back widow

Physically challenged Rozina Begum was left with two young children when she was widowed six months ago, at only 35 years of age.

December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020

Martyrs who still remain unrecognised

It was time to rebel. It was time to revolt. It was 1971.

December 3, 2020
December 3, 2020

The ‘Birangona’ we never knew

It was a Saturday noon in 1971 when Jahiron Bewa’s world came tumbling down.

November 26, 2020
November 26, 2020

‘Wonder girl’ reaches for the stars

Out of all the limbs in her body, only one arm is functional. And in that arm, only three out of four fingers work properly.

November 10, 2020
November 10, 2020

She fights on, 24 years later

It has been 24 years since retired school teacher Kanon Bala Devi, now 71, her sister Basona Devi and their widowed relative Nayan Rani fled from their village home -- in Shahbazpur village of in...

November 2, 2020
November 2, 2020

A green enclave called ‘Gaach Bari’

Everyone in Laxmandia village, in Shailakupa upazila, feels proud when visitors from faraway places come looking for “Gaach Bari” in their village.