Moyukh Mahtab

Editorial Assistant, The Daily Star

August 3, 2018
August 3, 2018

When students have to do the job of the law enforcers

Hopefully, the mass agitation will bring change. Hopefully, our leaders will feel the irony of the situation in which students have to take to the streets to ensure drivers have valid licences...

July 6, 2018
July 6, 2018

Acquiescence of Violence

The irony of peaceful protesters being beaten up by thugs claiming to uphold the spirit of our liberation war, at a spot which commemorates our language movement protesters who were brutalised by...

June 25, 2018
June 25, 2018

How the east was won: In conversation with Professor Partha Chatterjee

On June 16, 1756, a young Siraj ud-Daulah led a force of some thirty thousand soldiers to attack Fort William in Calcutta, unhappy that despite his directives, the British were heavily reinforcing...

June 22, 2018
June 22, 2018

The perils of a city divided: What Medellín's transformation can teach us about fixing Dhaka

"We want to get into power—why? What are the problems we are going to solve? What we want to attack is inequality, violence and corruption.”

June 15, 2018
June 15, 2018

Our economic and political choices now will determine our children's future

Unicef and other organisations have been advocating for a long time that this allocation should be at least 20 percent of the total. What are your thoughts on this year's proposed allocation?...

June 11, 2018
June 11, 2018

Are we giving enough priority to education?

The size of our budget is continually expanding. So, on the face of it, we will see that the allocation for education has increased. But if we take a closer look, we will see that as a percentage...

April 30, 2018
April 30, 2018

In search of a community lost in time

Armen Arslanian, warden of the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection in Armanitola, talks to The Daily Star about the importance of preserving and researching the history of the Armenian...

March 13, 2018
March 13, 2018

A voice that still resonates

The Raju Bhashkorjo is dedicated to the memory of Moin Hossain Raju, an activist of Bangladesh Chatra Union, who was gunned down near where the sculpture now stands, on this day in 1992 while...

March 9, 2018
March 9, 2018

A field day for sexual predators

There are few things that could make a college student so disgusted at her fellow countrymen to make her want to not live in that country anymore. Being molested by a mob of men on the streets...

January 9, 2018
January 9, 2018

You can't put a price on a forest

How can you put a value on the oxygen that the trees of the forest produce? Or the food it supplies to the animals?