Nahaly Nafisa Khan

Nahaly Nafisa Khan is a writer and journalist. She is working as a sub-editor at The Daily Star's City Desk.

June 13, 2022
June 13, 2022

The story behind “Everyday Stories”

Each of them represented a unique crisis that women in our country are most frequently faced with, and when I had their stories assembled, I knew this was what I was looking for. 

May 18, 2022
May 18, 2022

Of grief, longing and 'Chiltey Roud'

Grief can be both excruciating and cathartic.

April 27, 2022
April 27, 2022

What enables vulgar display of power over a playground?

I often think about all the times our kids took to the streets to ask for something—justice for their friends who were killed in road crashes or raped and brutally murdered.

April 23, 2022
April 23, 2022

The fault in our books: Why are Bangla books poorly edited?

What does our editorial process lack? Why can’t we hire good proofreaders? The answer lies in the economics of it. 

March 8, 2022
March 8, 2022

A champion in the fight against climate change

“My life was not easy. When I was only 17 years of age, my family married me off against my will. I wanted to go to school and finish my education,

February 17, 2022
February 17, 2022

What does it take to prepare for Ekushey Boi Mela?

Amar Ekushey Boi Mela has been one of the most celebrated literary events of the country for decades. Every February, this book fair celebrates our love for language and literature, with a festive mood that lasts for a month. But what does it take to prepare for a fair this big? 

February 17, 2022
February 17, 2022

Made in Bangladesh, played in Bangladesh

Musicians in the country, more often the young and emerging ones, have always faced the dilemma of choosing between a quality instrument and an affordable price.

February 10, 2022
February 10, 2022

Revisiting Zahir Raihan’s ‘Arek Falgun’ this spring, and every spring

Winter was slowly taking off, with the February breeze following through, with the falling of the Debdaru leaves, with the advent of a new season.

January 27, 2022
January 27, 2022

Early curfews at women’s dormitories: An outdated practice

The process comes with plenty of inconveniences for the students.

January 18, 2022
January 18, 2022

When justice remains elusive for victims of gender-based violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) has always been a major cause for concern in Bangladesh, but it reached an alarming level in the last two years.