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 nilima.jahan@thedailystar.net.

December 4, 2021
December 4, 2021

An undernourished nutrition budget

Twenty-five-year-old Rima Rani Paul is currently in her eight month of pregnancy. When she visited the doctor recently, she was recommended a balanced diet, rich in nutrient-dense foods, as the...

October 15, 2021
October 15, 2021

Global Handwashing Day: Hand hygiene for all a far-off goal

Mohammad Harun, a sales executive at a ceramic store, was pleasantly surprised to see a handwashing station at the entrance to his office this July.

October 11, 2021
October 11, 2021

Child Rape Survivors with Disabilities: The never-ending road to justice

“It makes me so angry when I see the man who raped my 13-year-old daughter with disabilities proudly roaming around the neighborhood, saying, ‘What’s so wrong with raping a retard? She’s a reject...

September 30, 2021
September 30, 2021

813 girls raped in last 8 months

Even though rape laws were amended last year to allow for the death penalty, a total of 813 girl children were subjected to rape, of whom 110 were subjected to gang rape in the first eight months...

September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021

Time for action is now

On July 11, three under-five children drowned in two unions of Netrakona’s Kalmakanda upazila. The incident, however, was not highlighted in the media, as child drowning still remains one of the...

September 9, 2021
September 9, 2021

Vaccination Drive: Are transgender people left out?

Getting tested and vaccinated for Covid-19 was no less than a trauma for Tanisha Yasmin Chaity, a young transwoman and a development worker based in Cox’s Bazar.

September 3, 2021
September 3, 2021

Health disparities of transgender youth: Still left in the lurch

30-year-old Mugdha* a transgender woman of Rajshahi, still depends on traditional healers or dispensaries when she feels unwell, considering the disparities she faces at hospitals.

August 27, 2021
August 27, 2021

Notarising child marriage!

Fatema Begum of Kalyanpur slum, locally known as the “Kalyanpur Pora Bosti”, got married to Md Mohsin in March, this year.

August 22, 2021
August 22, 2021

Country’s lone human tissue bank serving in silence

When Shreyon Paul suffered a second-degree burn to his back, doctors at a local hospital were not sure if the nine-year-old would ever fully recover.

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine: A costly dilemma over pregnant women?

The government is yet to decide whether to vaccinate pregnant women despite a WHO recommendation to that end and an alarming rise in the number of pregnant Covid-19 patients.