Shahnoor Wahid

PERIPHERALLY YOURS

The writer is Special Supplements Editor, The Daily Star.

March 7, 2022
March 7, 2022

Revive the past glory of the railway

When it comes to long distance travelling, nothing can replace the railway. Beginning around 1880, the Bengal railway expanded soon to bring Assam and East Bengal under its folds.

February 19, 2022
February 19, 2022

Creating a productive workforce for tomorrow

One has to appreciate the fact that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman identified population boom as the “foremost national problem” for Bangladesh, even though the size of the population was 7.5 crore in the ‘70s. It amply indicates how farsighted he was in this case as we are burdened with a burgeoning population of over 16 crore today.

February 9, 2022
February 9, 2022

The inevitability of the ‘new normal’

The new normal is now normal! Four years back, seeing us sitting at the coffee table with our masks, disposable gloves and sanitiser bottles, people would have chuckled and called us abnormal.

January 26, 2022
January 26, 2022

Heroes in the time of pandemic

Let us talk about the heroes of the pandemic. We want to remember those extraordinary men and women who have offered selfless services throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, knowing very well that they could get infected by the deadly virus.

January 12, 2022
January 12, 2022

Good news cometh from Carew & Co?

A recent news update from Carew & Co will uplift the spirit of many of my friends who frequently take to the bottle to release bottled-up emotions.

January 10, 2022
January 10, 2022

From death row to deafening cheers

The date January 10, 1972 will remain etched forever in golden letters in the history of Bangladesh.

December 30, 2021
December 30, 2021

Those disfigured public figures

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.” Oscar Wilde reminded us of this universal truth with these witty words, which are timeless and wholesome at the same time.

December 8, 2021
December 8, 2021

Should you chase awards?

A gentleman does not. But a man not so gentle does. A genuine award from a respectable organisation becomes a thing of joy, but an award given by a shady group to a questionable character raises eyebrows.

November 19, 2021
November 19, 2021

No more citizens, we are now netizens

When a fish gets caught in a net, it curses its luck and tries to free itself from the mesh.

November 8, 2021
November 8, 2021

Climate destroyers’ pledge to save Earth too little, too late

“Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish been caught, and the last stream poisoned, will we realise we cannot eat money.”