Mirza Shakil | The Daily Star
  • Mirza Shakil

  • Where baby girls hailed as princess

    Each time a newborn baby girl sees the light of the world in his area, Sub-Inspector Mosharaf Hossain, in-charge of Tangail’s Kagmari police outpost, greets her with gifts, a personal initiative breaking stereotypes about gender.
  • Pandemic leaves Tangail’s sari industry in tatters

    Refaz Uddin, a traditional sari weaver based in Nagarpur upazila of Tangail, has been struggling to maintain his business for a few years now due to a fall in demand.
  • Won in the war, lost in the battle for living

    Eighty-year-old valiant freedom fighter Dilip Kumar Dey has been earning a living by performing popular Bangla songs like Eto sur ar eto gaan jodi konodin theme jai in markets, schools, colleges and bus stands for the last few decades.
  • Farming After Floods: Battered, they keep on trying

    Abdus Samad could not harvest a single grain of coriander (dhoney) or sesame (til) or an ounce of jute from his five bighas of land due to this year’s prolonged flood.
  • Gopalpur Bus Terminal: A nightmare for passengers

    There is no permanent bus terminal in Tangail’s Gopalpur upazila, causing immense sufferings to commuters as well as transport owners and workers.