Mathews Chiran | The Daily Star
  • Mathews Chiran

  • Construction work leaves Manik Mia Avenue sidewalk in disarray

    Development work is an inseparable part of urbanisation. It is inevitable that sometimes even the busiest footpaths will have to be blocked, for the sake of maintaining the asphalt or repairing the utility lines that run underneath.
  • Migratory writers flock to the fair

    Ekushey book fair has become a symbol of our national identity. The overwhelming presence of not just literary enthusiasts but also writers, poets and publishers at Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan speaks volumes about the love for books in our hearts.
  • Drizzle no damper for bookworms

    Although spring sky took a shade of uncharacteristic gloom yesterday, it was no match for last-minute shoppers, who turned out in droves at Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela.
  • A risky, stinking commute

    The walkway along the Shahjadpur canal that goes through in Baddda and Shahjadpur has become a risky commute for locals due to a lack of safety railings along it, leaving pedestrians -- especially children -- at a risk of falling in.
  • Keeping indigenous culture alive through literature

    They say, this land has been my home for thousands of years