Naznin Tithi

October 2, 2021
October 2, 2021

‘Continuous assessment without remedial assistance will be futile’

Prof Siddiqur Rahman, former director of the Institute of Education and Research (IER) at Dhaka University and member of the National Education Policy 2010 formulation committee, talks to The Daily...

September 26, 2021
September 26, 2021

‘Blended learning is what we will need in the coming days’

Professor Dr Kazi Shahidullah, chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC), former chairman, department of history, Dhaka University, and former vice chancellor, National University, talks to The...

August 19, 2021
August 19, 2021

Zahir Raihan and the making of Jibon Thekey Neya

Being someone who is keen on watching films that were made on our Liberation War in the early seventies—and the films that made an impact on our nation’s movement for freedom—for me, Zahir Raihan...

January 20, 2021
January 20, 2021

‘The biggest way to show respect to the martyrs is to know their history well’

January 20 is observed as Shaheed Asad Day. On this day in 1969, Amanullah Mohammad Asaduzzaman, an MA student of Dhaka University and a leader of the East Pakistan Students’ Union, was killed by...

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.