Osama Rahman

December 5, 2020
December 5, 2020

Now cartoon strips banned from displaying figures after Micky Mouse fiasco

In a strike against visual learners, cartoons were banned in The Country following complaints against badly-drawn Micky Mouse figures outside the premises of most primary schools.

November 14, 2020
November 14, 2020

North Bardda to be turned into amusement part/resort; it’s not even Goolshan, ministry says

Bardda, or North Bardda to be more specific, which has always pretended to be Goolshan, will soon be turned into an amusement park/resort, the Ministry of Money announced yesterday.

October 17, 2020
October 17, 2020

Shimanta Jalil’s debut rap album is a misogynist’s dream

Shimanta Jalil, who made headlines last week for saying men would be tempted to rap about women if they wore “indecent” clothes, made another U-turn this week and released his latest album “The Burqa Boys: As A Brother”.

October 11, 2020
October 11, 2020

Satire: Shimanta Jalil meant to say ‘rap’ not ‘rape’; claims it was a pronunciation error

Village idiot turned self-made superstar Shimanta Jalil has become the first mainstream celebrity to call out the rape culture in Bangladesh, but he claims his message was misunderstood.

October 5, 2020
October 5, 2020

Rapists lurking at every corner?

For a good part of the day today, eight out of the top ten reports on The Daily Star’s website were of some incident of rape or sexual assault. These included the rapes of children, of a woman with five children, and also a special needs child. Now the big question is how many more reports need to come in, before an all-out measure is taken?

June 27, 2020
June 27, 2020

Cops to undergo basic training because they fall for the same ‘gunfight’ trick

Law enforcers in the country are getting ready to retrain themselves on the basics of being a cop after falling for the same trick which leads to a gunfight resulting in the death of the prime accused, and hence almost always a cold lead.

June 6, 2020
June 6, 2020

My terrible #Blackout Tuesday experience

Turns out I gravely misread the channeling of the outrage.

May 9, 2020
May 9, 2020

Government sets one-hour ‘mingling window’ for citizens amid lockdown

Frustrated with the absolute stupidity of people, the government of Bhangadesh today announced a one-hour window for citizens to go out and mingle with each other.

April 18, 2020
April 18, 2020

Frontline lessons: From Ebola to Covid-19

Hasina Akther Huq, former country director for Brac in Uganda during the Ebola outbreak, sees parallels between the current coronavirus situation in Bangladesh and the Ebola outbreak in the African nation.

April 18, 2020
April 18, 2020

#RealTalk: Young girl insults countrymen’s inflated sense of patriotism

During an impromptu interview with a, let’s be honest, very B-list Hollywood star, the young girl started the conversation by accurately asking the American star if he had heard of Bangladesh or was confusing it with its neighbouring country.