Sarah Anjum Bari

Sarah Anjum Bari is Editor of Daily Star Books. Reach her at sarah.anjum.bari@gmail.com and @wordsinteal on Twitter and Instagram.

August 18, 2021
August 18, 2021

There is poetry in solitude: Things I learned from Farhan and Zoya Akhtar’s holiday films

It wasn’t until 2001 that a Bollywood film would unpack for me how friendship truly works—friendship that goes beyond the melodrama of a Sholay or a Kuch Kuch Hota Hain, that navigates the trickier...

August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021

'Golden: Bangladesh at 50' - A tender, discerning look at where we are now

Fifty years old this year, the country represented in 'Golden: Bangladesh at 50' (UPL, 2021) is haunted, still, by all that it has survived, and it takes a look at all that it continues...

July 24, 2021
July 24, 2021

Is the book really better than the adaptation?

I think it started, at least for us kids of the ’90s, with the Harry Potter franchise.

July 23, 2021
July 23, 2021

‘There’s something very old school and romantic about books. They are such a special part of my life.’ - Kishwar Chowdhury

At every step of her journey in the MasterChef kitchen—from her fried sardines with beetroot and blood orange to a date-nestled, ice cream infused paan and panta bhaat with aloo bhorta—Kishwar...

July 22, 2021
July 22, 2021

Star Book Talk: What's Kishwar Cooking Up?

From watching the judges taste her fried sardines with beetroot and blood orange to witnessing the triumph of a a date-nestled, ice cream infused paan and panta bhaat with aloo bhorta, the journey...

July 11, 2021
July 11, 2021

“I want to give the message that we are a very diverse tribe” - Tahmima Anam

In an episode of Star Book Talk aired live on Friday, July 9, author-anthropologist Tahmima Anam and DS Books Editor Sarah Anjum Bari discussed Anam’s latest novel, The Startup Wife (Penguin India,...

July 8, 2021
July 8, 2021

Love and feminism in the world of tech

Earlier this week, in a break from work-related correspondence, I sent author Tahmima Anam a personal email. I told her I was writing to her “as a reader” this time, because after months of...

June 24, 2021
June 24, 2021

Colm Tóibín takes Henry James for a ride

In a detour from all the genres and topics that we review on this page, this monthly column on short stories is a little treat to ourselves—a short and delicious reminder of what the simple act of...

June 3, 2021
June 3, 2021

Today we are 1

It was during the peak of the coronavirus crisis, amidst the punishing heat of June, that we geared up to launch Daily Star Books on this very day in 2020.

May 28, 2021
May 28, 2021

Friends Reunion: 17 years later, still beautiful and imperfect

Nostalgia, yes, but also a degree of ambivalence.