Naznin Tithi

January 7, 2021
January 7, 2021

Greening up the concrete

As I ordered a Hoya and a Dischidia, two beautiful trailing house plants, from a seller online, I was elated to think how easy it has become nowadays to buy plants from various Facebook groups and...

December 14, 2020
December 14, 2020

Kobor: A unique artistic representation of an unusual situation

He made it clear at the very beginning that he was passing extremely hectic times and that it would not be possible for him to talk for long.

December 5, 2020
December 5, 2020

What do we need DAP for if it makes the city further unliveable?

After years of wait, we are finally going to get the Detailed Area Plan (DAP) 2016-35 for Dhaka. Yet, there is nothing to be happy about it.

December 3, 2020
December 3, 2020

‘People should judge our ability not disability’

Monsur Ahmed Chowdhury, Founder Trustee, Impact Foundation Bangladesh, and Member, Executive Board, Disability Council International, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about how to ensure an...

November 26, 2020
November 26, 2020

Why are so many children still dying of pneumonia?

It is hard to believe that three children still die of pneumonia every hour in Bangladesh, according to a recent Prothom Alo report.

November 17, 2020
November 17, 2020

Can we turn the city’s waste into wealth?

Recently, Dhaka South City Corporation has brought some changes to its waste collection system, unfortunately creating more dissatisfaction among its inhabitants than relief.

October 17, 2020
October 17, 2020

Creative solutions to poverty

Shameran Abed, Senior Director of the Brac Microfinance and Ultra-Poor Graduation programmes, talks to Naznin Tithi of The Daily Star about Bangladesh’s progress in reducing extreme poverty and the...

September 30, 2020
September 30, 2020

Let our girls reach their full potential

I can’t stop thinking about Lovely—the 14-year-old adolescent girl who used to work at our house and became a full-time companion of my four-year-old son. She first came to our house with her aunt...

September 17, 2020
September 17, 2020

‘Commercialisation of education will only increase inequality in society’

Mujahidul Islam Selim, president of the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB), talks to Naznin Tithi of The Daily Star about the spirit of the 1962 education movement, the current state of our...

September 1, 2020
September 1, 2020

Passing new laws is not enough for road safety

Two years after the countrywide road safety movement, many of us feel a sense of frustration and disappointment as the much-expected changes are yet to occur.