Mathews Chiran | The Daily Star
  • Mathews Chiran

  • Greenery on rent in the concrete jungle

    In the concrete jungle that is Dhaka, any sight of greenery is a respite for the senses. While household gardening continues to be a popular hobby among residents of the city, office spaces and banks are nowadays often seen adorned with plants, both indoor and outdoor kinds.
  • Dhaka’s first bike lane in the offing

    Despite the growing popularity of cycling as means of commuting, exercise and a recreational activity, even the most optimistic would not rank Dhaka as a cyclist-friendly city.
  • INDIRA ROAD: Brisk business on footpath

    Farmgate hardly requires an introduction. Every day, vehicles of various shapes and size stop haphazardly to pick up or drop off passengers in the area, while people remain busy walking in all directions or rushing through or shoving each other to go about their destinations.
  • Abrar memorial footbridge closed days after opening

    A long-awaited footbridge -- promised by Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam himself following the tragic death of a youth under a bus on the road -- has been abruptly closed down within a week of opening it to public.
  • A curious case at Dhaka zoo

    Bangladesh National Zoo authorities on Friday handed over two animals from its collection to a citizen for adoption, one of which it has claimed was a donation from one of the most renowned artists in the country’s history. It naturally begs the question -- why?