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

  • Slow death of Bangladesh’s state-run jute industry

    For hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshi state-run jute mill workers, this year began with an assurance that is all-too-familiar to them.
  • Up against the wall

    “Take our dead bodies, give us our money back”, “We want to eat, we want to live”, “Give us food or we shall eat the constitution” -- these are the slogans imprinted on banners hanging all over Khalishpur. This part of Khulna city is host to nine state-run jute mills.
  • “Predisposed journalism can never grow and sustain”

    Under your editorship, we got two leading newspapers in Bangladesh—Bhorer Kagoj and Prothom Alo. How did you plan the content of these newspapers, and their editorial structure and policy? How did you make them stand out in a market already occupied by several age-old, reputed newspapers?
  • 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.