Shamim Ashraf

Hearts of stone

The man was lying flat on the road, bleeding profusely. He raised his right hand and waved weakly for help. His motorbike was lying two feet away near the road divider only 50 yards off Hotel Radisson.

8y ago

The stone hearts

“It seemed to me that people in the cars do not have empathy for people. While they screamed at me, the pedestrians and poorer ones came to help. What will we do with this so-called education and social status?” Saif writes after the injured man whom three hospitals declined to treat died in his car.

8y ago

Away yet not away

Bangladeshi-American engineer Shah Talukder had definite reasons to feel proud when his daughter launched a language coaching programme for poor students back in his motherland four years ago. And he had reasons to be frustrated too when Leilah, in the US, had trouble communicating with her students in Bangladesh due to hartals, weather, or traffic jams.

8y ago

Beauty belies dark trade

The dense mangrove forest on both sides of the road to the Bang Ben bay through Laem Son National Park is indeed intriguing.

9y ago

Women trafficking victims are sexually abused all the way

Afia (not her real name) was not accompanied by any of her family members, but she showed no signs of jitters. While many in the vessel turned pale in panic due to want of food and water in the perilous sea, the beautiful young girl held her nerves.

9y ago

Army link not found yet

Amid different quarters' insistence that Thailand must take steps against its army and police officials involved in human trafficking,

9y ago

Bangladesh points at ‘external factors’ for trafficking, migrant exodus

Challenging a general perception of the cause of illegal migration from the country, Bangladesh yesterday insisted that poverty is not

9y ago

A trip down the path of horror

The four were in a hurry, had little time to bargain for the cricket bat's price. Most excited among them, Nur Alam pulled out his moneybag hurriedly, paid Tk 300 and almost snatched the bat from the salesman.

9y ago
January 24, 2016
January 24, 2016

Hearts of stone

The man was lying flat on the road, bleeding profusely. He raised his right hand and waved weakly for help. His motorbike was lying two feet away near the road divider only 50 yards off Hotel Radisson.

January 23, 2016
January 23, 2016

The stone hearts

“It seemed to me that people in the cars do not have empathy for people. While they screamed at me, the pedestrians and poorer ones came to help. What will we do with this so-called education and social status?” Saif writes after the injured man whom three hospitals declined to treat died in his car.

June 28, 2015
June 28, 2015

Away yet not away

Bangladeshi-American engineer Shah Talukder had definite reasons to feel proud when his daughter launched a language coaching programme for poor students back in his motherland four years ago. And he had reasons to be frustrated too when Leilah, in the US, had trouble communicating with her students in Bangladesh due to hartals, weather, or traffic jams.

June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015

Beauty belies dark trade

The dense mangrove forest on both sides of the road to the Bang Ben bay through Laem Son National Park is indeed intriguing.

June 11, 2015
June 11, 2015

Women trafficking victims are sexually abused all the way

Afia (not her real name) was not accompanied by any of her family members, but she showed no signs of jitters. While many in the vessel turned pale in panic due to want of food and water in the perilous sea, the beautiful young girl held her nerves.

May 30, 2015
May 30, 2015

Bangladesh points at ‘external factors’ for trafficking, migrant exodus

Challenging a general perception of the cause of illegal migration from the country, Bangladesh yesterday insisted that poverty is not

May 30, 2015
May 30, 2015

Army link not found yet

Amid different quarters' insistence that Thailand must take steps against its army and police officials involved in human trafficking,

May 29, 2015
May 29, 2015

A trip down the path of horror

The four were in a hurry, had little time to bargain for the cricket bat's price. Most excited among them, Nur Alam pulled out his moneybag hurriedly, paid Tk 300 and almost snatched the bat from the salesman.

May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015

Thailand finds it difficult to discuss Rohingya issue with Myanmar

Thailand, despite being at the core of the current boatpeople crisis, finds it difficult to discuss the issue with Myanmar which does not recognise Rohingyas as its citizens, said Thailand's security chief.

May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015

Thai sources say cross-border trafficking mastermind hiding in Myanmar

One of the “masterminds” behind cross-border trafficking is now hiding in Myanmar, according to Thai sources.

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