Mathews Chiran | The Daily Star
  • Mathews Chiran

  • The mosquito handler of Lalbagh

    As the two city corporations grapple with the dengue outbreak in the capital, the need to use effective insecticides has made the headlines over the last few weeks. However, finding the right mosquitocide requires testing, and field-testing requires standardised samples of mosquitoes.
  • Taps run dry in Madhya Badda

    For more than two years, residents of Madhya Badda have been enduring water crisis. The situation persists particularly in Post Office Road area, one of the densely populated parts of Badda, where over 2,000 people live.
  • Rainbow: where mixtape lives on

    From outside, the place does not look much -- a small shop, around 7.5 feet by 5 feet, where hardly three-four persons can fit at a time. It may be small, but this record store has a lot of heart to it.
  • Footbridges at the cost of footpaths

    Footbridges are common in Dhaka, making the lives of pedestrians easier in a city with maddening traffic.
  • New Market area: steps taken but not adequate

    With major fire incidents jolting the capital in recent months, citizens and businesspeople are taking initiatives to address fire safety. And while the efforts are visible, they may not be adequate.