Shah Tazrian Ashrafi | The Daily Star
  • Shah Tazrian Ashrafi

  • If I reject your proposal, will you let me live?

    If I reject your proposal, will you let me live?

    Her death has sent out a clarion call. But we don't know how long it'll take for the call to make a veritable change. How long the call will keep blaring in the air. Our hearts remain suffused with questions.
  • The one where Jannat sees her namesake

    It took not only one but two crows to herald the arrival of death. As they settled themselves, their talons rough against the cool of the wires shooting out like rail tracks in air from the transformer's crown, the transformer seemed to take great offence.
  • The 1971 we don’t talk about

    According to estimations, around 200,000-400,000 women were tortured and raped by the Pakistani Military and their collaborators
  • Monsters on the loose

    I still remember one morning in 2006 when we escaped death by an inch, as one of those popular “city” buses struck the rickshaw I was in with my mother and sibling. Had it rolled its wheels a little more, I wouldn't have been able to write an op-ed piece today.
  • For the love of killing time

    My wisdom tooth pain wouldn't subside at any cost. Helpless and miserable, I discovered the game and went about playing it for hours.