Mohammad Shamsuzzaman | The Daily Star
  • Mohammad Shamsuzzaman

  • On Vocabulary in Writing

    Back in the mid-90s when I was majoring in English literature at a public university in Dhaka, Bangladesh, I was a cricket buff. For the Bangladeshis, cricket was a transnational love affair in the 90s.
  • Covid-19 pandemic and the economics of higher education

    Money can’t buy knowledge, but the knowledge industry of the modern world, centred in our universities, runs on money. Universities worldwide are money-strapped now.
  • Pandemic Pedagogy

    The Covid-19 pandemic has altered all of our professional beliefs and behaviours. I used to believe, for example, that teaching is a flesh-and-blood experience and that human interaction is essential to education.
  • So, you want to kill the university?

    When the lockdown was imposed because of the Covid-19 pandemic in March, I shifted to online teaching at a university here in Dhaka.
  • Diary of Pandemic Days

    It’s already been several months since we’ve been hurled into the vortex of the coronavirus. The virus lives among us, silent and invisible.