Mathews Chiran | The Daily Star
  • Mathews Chiran

  • To keep the language alive

    Nandita Ritchil and Natasha Manda, two young volunteers with their hands full of books, were talking with attendees with great enthusiasm at a book fair in the capital’s Nadda.
  • ‘Illegal floor’ thrives in risky building

    Right next to the Gulshan-2 intersection, one of the most upscale commercial areas in the capital, a shabby-looking “kitchen market” under the city corporation’s custody is running with a plethora of rule violations and questionable management, literally under the authority’s nose.
  • Mosquito menace on the rise

    With the mosquito problem of Dhaka becoming more and more menacing, residents are having to strengthen their defences against the insects, and many complain that the city corporations’ measures to control mosquitoes are not effective in their areas.
  • Getting a shot at a new life

    Before reaching her teen years, Borsha had to leave her parents’ house.
  • The bike lanes to nowhere

    Around 15 months after the inauguration of Dhaka North City Corporation’s first dedicated bicycle lane in Agargaon, the initial optimism of cyclists surrounding the lanes is waning due to illegal occupation and lack of integrated networks.