Shadma Malik | The Daily Star
  • Shadma Malik

  • Poor healthcare plagues RMG units

    Four months into her pregnancy, Tahmina, 35, found herself under constant stress as she tried to meet the production quota in the RMG factory in Tejgaon where she had been working for the last four years.
  • Big bucks out of animal discards

    Forty-year-old Abu Kalam dug into the towering garbage pile in search of bones at the landfill in the capital's Matuail. He seemed unperturbed by the foul smell which had perhaps taken a backseat to the money he could earn by selling discarded animal parts.
  • Attention they deserve some

    It was a moment of pride when Parimal Kumar Das got his autistic son's SSC results this year, but memories of being turned down by other schools flashed through his mind.
  • A step forward for menstrual hygiene

    A step forward for menstrual hygiene

    Mansura Akhter Panna, 30, often recalls her dreadful days of menstruation when she entered puberty.
  • Taking care of the urban poor's health

    A young girl with some documents in her hands sat in the waiting room of Nagar Shastho Kendra in the capital's Meradia.