Mehrin Mubdi Chowdhury | The Daily Star
  • Mehrin Mubdi Chowdhury

  • Fabrics of Heritage II

    “Yes, once upon a time, the handloom taant was at its peak. But then came the powerloom variant, parallel to any other sector in the textile industry. That’s when we had the hardest time to compete, because powerlooms have the capacity and capability to yield in greater quantity.
  • Fabrics of Heritage III

    History reminds us that this method worked in motivating the locals. Everyone wore khadi dhoti, sari and handloom cotton products to lead their daily lives and ultimately nationalistic attitude took over.
  • Bangladeshis making names in the global arena

    To make the recognition easier to ‘identify with,’ we have tried to group the names in segments.
  • The era of urban farming

    Mujibor Rahman (not his real name), an expatriate living in the Middle East for the last 15 years, returned to his home-country in May last year due to the economic fallout in the country of his employmentand the subsequent termination of his job.
  • Fabrics of Heritage

    Farfetched as it may sound, this is the truth — this is history. Eventually with time, our grandeur subsided. Maybe there were forces acting against us or maybe it was our own short-sightedness that led to the demise of an incredible craft.