Nilima Jahan | The Daily Star
  • Nilima Jahan

    Reporter/Feature Writer at Star Weekend, The Daily Star; Loves nature, arts, music and eating a lot of spicy foods. She can be contacted at

  • Arming slums against disaster

    In a disaster-prone city such as Dhaka, slum dwellers are often the most vulnerable to fires, earthquakes, water-logging and other disasters.
  • Hindu Women Rights

    No room for (Hindu) Women

    The Hindu Women's Rights to Property Act, 1937 completely excludes women from getting a share of their father's or husband's property if there are sons in the family. Even if there are no sons, not all daughters are equally eligible to inherit their father's property.
  • Digitally hers

    What does a woman need to get out of an abusive situation?
  • A rickshaw is burnt in Dhaka's Chawkbazar Fire

    More tragedies from the night of horror

    The ghastly fire at the Churihatta intersection in Dhaka’s Chawkbazar area leaves some with the last moments of their lives in agony, while others are left with a horrific memory that will haunt them forever.
  • Solidarity through Social Media

    When women find solace, support and strength in each other through Facebook groups