S Dilip Roy | The Daily Star
  • S Dilip Roy

  • Stone-Crushing Workers in Lalmonirhat: Silicosis death toll rising

    The stone-crushing workers in Patgram upazila are left to suffer as most are too poor to afford treatment for an irreversible lung disease silicosis which is their occupational hazard.
  • Poverty never derails ‘Dotara Pagol’ Suklal Roy

    Suklal Roy, 37, is known as Dotara Pagol in his village, where the residents are in awe of his skills with the instrument. The artiste lives in the village Kalisthan of Kamlabari union, at Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat.
  • Livelihood of fishermen under threat

    Hundreds of fishermen in Kurigram and Lalmonirhat are going through hard times as fish stocks in the Brahmaputra and Teesta rivers have drastically decreased over the years.
  • Earning a living with an exceptional memory

    Mizanur Rahman, a youth living on a char on Brahmaputra River in Kurigram, is visually challenged since birth, but that did not prevent him from earning a living.
  • Ferdousi: A torchbearer of education

    Paschim Barua village used to be pervaded by some typical social ills -- superstition, child marriage, and child labour. A remote village of 20,000 people in Kulaghat union of Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila, it has now been transformed by education.