Mamunur Rashid

SUST Movement: A year of unkept promises

A year has gone by since the students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) suspended their movement for the removal of the vice chancellor and other demands.

Now they fear to go back home

Activists of BNP and its associate organisations who joined today's rally in Dhaka expressed fear that they might face backlash from the ruling party men after returning home.

Kabir Suman makes borders irrelevant

He is now 73 years old, he cannot even hold his guitar, like he used to. However, his mellifluous voice remains timeless – and he proved, like he always does, that every word, enunciation and tune – makes him forever an icon of Bangla music, Kabir Suman.

Activist Mizanur recounts what happened to him after being “picked up”

Every time someone gets “picked up”, reports are published in media. After being “picked up”, whereabouts of some become known, while the unlucky ones are never found. What is never known, however, is the way someone gets “picked up” and who does the “picking up”.

Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury: His journey towards ‘immortality’ began at 17

On February 21, 1952, police opened fire upon the Bangali population that sought their birthright—a right to use their own mother language. A boy of 17, and a Dhaka College HSC student at the time, Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury had rushed to the hospital to visit the injured.

They brave queues, chaos

The queues and chaos in front of TCB trucks have only been growing recently due to reduced earnings of low- and middle-income groups and price hikes.

‘Architects no longer at mercy of the rich’

“I want to tell the politicians -- bring in the architects to transform cities and communities. Create opportunities for them to study more, so they can get better and more competent. It is a tragedy that city planners never get to implement their plans.”

Red Gold sparks hope

It has a history stretching back millenniums. Emperors have patronised it, poets have romanticised it, monks have used its colour in their robes and worshippers have adored it. Popularly known as “Red Gold”, the crimson hued saffron has been used for culinary, medicinal and aesthetic purposes.

January 17, 2023
January 17, 2023

SUST Movement: A year of unkept promises

A year has gone by since the students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) suspended their movement for the removal of the vice chancellor and other demands.

December 10, 2022
December 10, 2022

Now they fear to go back home

Activists of BNP and its associate organisations who joined today's rally in Dhaka expressed fear that they might face backlash from the ruling party men after returning home.

October 15, 2022
October 15, 2022

Kabir Suman makes borders irrelevant

He is now 73 years old, he cannot even hold his guitar, like he used to. However, his mellifluous voice remains timeless – and he proved, like he always does, that every word, enunciation and tune – makes him forever an icon of Bangla music, Kabir Suman.

June 15, 2022
June 15, 2022

Activist Mizanur recounts what happened to him after being “picked up”

Every time someone gets “picked up”, reports are published in media. After being “picked up”, whereabouts of some become known, while the unlucky ones are never found. What is never known, however, is the way someone gets “picked up” and who does the “picking up”.

May 22, 2022
May 22, 2022

Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury: His journey towards ‘immortality’ began at 17

On February 21, 1952, police opened fire upon the Bangali population that sought their birthright—a right to use their own mother language. A boy of 17, and a Dhaka College HSC student at the time, Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury had rushed to the hospital to visit the injured.

February 18, 2022
February 18, 2022

They brave queues, chaos

The queues and chaos in front of TCB trucks have only been growing recently due to reduced earnings of low- and middle-income groups and price hikes.

December 4, 2021
December 4, 2021

‘Architects no longer at mercy of the rich’

“I want to tell the politicians -- bring in the architects to transform cities and communities. Create opportunities for them to study more, so they can get better and more competent. It is a tragedy that city planners never get to implement their plans.”

August 8, 2021
August 8, 2021

Red Gold sparks hope

It has a history stretching back millenniums. Emperors have patronised it, poets have romanticised it, monks have used its colour in their robes and worshippers have adored it. Popularly known as “Red Gold”, the crimson hued saffron has been used for culinary, medicinal and aesthetic purposes.