Nazifa Raidah

Sub-editor, City Desk and student of Media and Communication, Global Studies and Governance at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). Reach her at nazifa@thedailystar.net

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

The youth motors on two wheels

For many, motorcycles act as a mode of escapism.

September 8, 2022
September 8, 2022

A deep dive into a poet’s mind

He had lost touch almost completely with his craft, so much so that he wondered if he even had it in him. But even so, for the sake of writing, he wrote. When the pandemic hit, Helal batted off the dust of his desk and sat down to write. Sitting from a foreign land, the ink flowed again.

July 29, 2022
July 29, 2022

Home-grown solutions for a global crisis: 'Rohingya Camp Narratives' launches at IUB

“Here one will find on state policy analysis and societal dynamics–exploring grey areas and bringing multidimensional analysis to the refugee crisis”, said Professor Dr Meghna Guhathakurta.

July 9, 2022
July 9, 2022

What’s stopping us from reading books?

How did I get here? Can I unleash the wee bookworm that could devour books back? 

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

From Feni to New Zealand: Trinkets of a life lived

Mastura's penning is sincere. She crafts the details like a watchsmith, a representation of which could be found in the very first piece of the book, named "Feni".

June 16, 2022
June 16, 2022

Budget 2022-23: Is the publishing industry only an inconsequential afterthought?

With the Russia-Ukraine war continuing and the (consequent) wave of inflation that has struck the world, serious concerns for

June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

The twisted plight of Bangladeshi transgender community: A critical error in policymaking

If 'facilities' are really that accessible, why aren't we seeing more transgender people in job roles?

June 9, 2022
June 9, 2022

Budget 2022-23 and the fate of our publishing industry

The protruding question we’re left with is this: is the allocated sum for purchasing even merely enough to support our publishers in this grave time?

May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022

Into the mind of Kendrick Lamar with Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

The album takes his listeners through a journey of his own self-reflection.

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

Sailing to save lives

While healthcare is quite accessible for city residents, people living in rural areas are far less fortunate. This is where “Jibon Tari”, a floating hospital aptly named according to the service it provides, creates an impact. The hospital has been sailing through the major rivers of the country, making healthcare accessible for rural citizens.