Md Shahnawaz Khan Chandan | The Daily Star
  • Md Shahnawaz Khan Chandan

  • Book publishing in tatters

    Shahbagh, the intellectual heart of Dhaka, becomes a meeting place for renowned and promising authors, scholars, poets, journalists, readers, and intellectuals from far and wide, at least twice a year.
  • East Jurain: Worst place to live in Dhaka?

    Ashraful Islam, a retired government official, built a two-story house in Dhaka’s east Jurain neighbourhood in 1996. He spent his forty years of savings and even exhausted his wife’s fixed deposit to build this dwelling.
  • Why do many women shun shared motorbikes?

    Sahera Khatun Shimul, a young working woman, has to travel from Dhanmondi to Khilgaon regularly to attend her office.

    The latest, but probably not the last, victim of this culture of impunity is Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of the electrical and electronic engineering department of Bangladesh University of Science and Technology (BUET).
  • Primary education in Bangladesh: All exams and no learning

    Most of the time, however, one of her parents takes her to school and they carry her schoolbag for her. On the way to school,