Iqra L Qamari | The Daily Star
  • Iqra L Qamari

  • Why must the dogs go?

    In the midst of ungodly incidents of street harassment, countless potholed roads, ridiculous standards of drainage systems, a stunning lack of proper garbage maintenance and hundreds of other issues that Dhaka residents have to deal with every single day, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has planned to ameliorate the plight of the city-dwellers by rounding up around 30,000 stray dogs and dumping them in isolated areas outside the capital.
  • Youth Policy Forum’s Budget 2020 Dialogue

    On June 6, Youth Policy Forum’s ambitious series on budget dialogue culminated in its much-anticipated final event, “Youth meets Leaders.” Standing true to the name, six distinguished experts of political and non-political backgrounds gathered to analyse the policy proposals presented by teams of young specialists from YPF.
  • Of panic and pandemic

    Remember that cruel, old joke about the bear and the two men—the one where upon being attacked, one of them, panicky, starts hurrying with the intention of outrunning the grizzly carnivore, while the other, appearing more relaxed, says to the other, “I don’t have to outrun the bear, just you”?
  • Save the environment, not posters

    With the Dhaka City Corporation election ready to roll out next month, the capital is brimming with a palpable air of electoral mood.
  • The shepherd of floating dreams

    I sometimes think of Dhaka as an ancient twisted folk tale—one with a mystical, rusty lamp with a faux genie.