Moyukh Mahtab

Editorial Assistant, The Daily Star

December 21, 2017
December 21, 2017

Question paper leaks: A symptom of a worse disease

It's that time of the year again, the season traditionally known for weddings and pitthas. But seasons undergo changes, and the winter can barely live up to its name anymore.

October 29, 2017
October 29, 2017

Langadu, after the flames

But, as happens in the world, we forgot Langadu. The Rangamati landslides, the flash floods, the influx of Rohingya refugees followed one after another, and in trying to cope and deal with each, the limelight shifted from the previous crises. So, six months later, it is pertinent to ask, how is the Chakma community in Langadu carrying on?

September 20, 2017
September 20, 2017

Rohingya crisis: Guarding against a communal narrative

The background to the ethno-religious violence against the Rohingyas and the combined effort of all communities in helping the refugees should be an antidote to the hate Myanmar preaches. We must remember that what we are doing to help the Rohingyas and speak up for them stems from a shared humanity, it rises above the communal politics of Myanmar.

July 21, 2017
July 21, 2017

A walk in the wake of destruction

In all likelihood these [the rings] are fragments of a former moon that was too close to the planet and was destroyed by its [Saturn's] tidal effect...

July 7, 2017
July 7, 2017

Holey Artisan Attack - questions unanswered

These are questions which should have been answered. Shaon's death and his parents' allegations point towards torture in custody of someone who seems to have been as much a victim of the attack as the others. After a year, it should have been resolved and communicated if Chowkidar's death was an accident or part of the raid to kill the militants.

June 1, 2017
June 1, 2017

Rampal Power Plant: Myths debunked

The critics of Rampal include environmentalists, scientists and experts. Yet, the defence for the power plant has remained the same. But, under scrutiny, how do these claims, meant to relieve us of our fears about the potential risks of the power plant, hold?

May 24, 2017
May 24, 2017

Why rape victims stay silent

From the outdated legal concepts under which cases of rape are tried in court, the “medical” tests that are required for proving rape, to the institutions which are supposed to stand by the survivor, it is not surprising that many women are scared or traumatised to even report incidents of sexual violence.

May 19, 2017
May 19, 2017

Abdur Razzaq - The Myth And The Man

That a man such as Professor Abdur Razzaq can give rise to contention is no surprise. He had been a teacher in some way or another to almost every brilliant mind in this country since independence.

May 11, 2017
May 11, 2017

Who defends the rape survivor?

For those, who feel compelled to point out that for now, we should put the word “alleged” before the word rapist, or question why the women waited more than a month before going to the police, please remember the society we live in.

May 5, 2017
May 5, 2017

Living and dying by the code

“How many governments have fallen,” the prince had gone on, “And how many kingdoms have been swept from the face of the earth, and Orosh is still standing.”