Sifat Afrin Shams

Sub-editor at The Daily Star

December 31, 2017
December 31, 2017

Best Movies of 2017

As the New Year waits with new things in store, let’s take a tour back to the good movies the passing year presented us with.

December 29, 2017
December 29, 2017

Fish farming bogged down by losses

Inland fish producers are incurring heavy losses as the market price of fish remains stagnant amid spiralling costs of production.

December 9, 2017
December 9, 2017

RU 10th convocation, still a dream

The history of Rajshahi University (RU) convocation has not been an easy one. The 64-year old educational institute has had only nine convocation ceremonies for its graduates so far.

July 15, 2017
July 15, 2017

Not only joints, Chikungunya messes with your mind too

During the last two months, anticipations and suspense regarding the Chikungunya viral fever caused by Aedes Aegypti mosquito have gone viral. Half of the Dhakaites still are in physical pain left by the virus, half are half-relieved that they have been spared so far, and half-anxious about being the next victim.

June 19, 2017
June 19, 2017

Surprise loved ones with self-made gifts this Eid

Eid is a very special occasion to exchange gifts. We convey our feelings to our loved ones through the object we present. Ever thought of making those gifts on your own to make them more special?

June 5, 2017
June 5, 2017

Movie review: Wonder Woman

“I am the man who can”, says Diana aka Wonder Woman. DC Comics’ new movie “Wonder Woman” makes it huge for all the right reasons in theatres since it is released.

May 30, 2017
May 30, 2017

Why the cyclone is called ‘Mora’

Born in Sri Lanka, the cyclone got its name from Thailand. “Mora” is a Thai word, which means “star of the sea” or “sea star”.

April 11, 2017
April 11, 2017

Abandoned baby Anisha sees light of humanity

Remember Anisha, the two to three days’ old baby recovered from a dustbin in Dhaka last month? What grave mistake could she have made in such short life to deserve the punishment that shatters our faith in humanity and makes us question the sanctity of the parent-child bond?

February 26, 2017
February 26, 2017

Laughing in Bangla: Best deshi memes

We Bangalis have our own unique sense of humour and are very famous for it. Making jokes about almost everything and anything in subtlest to not-so-subtle and lamest ways is part of our characteristics.

February 3, 2017
February 3, 2017

Dhaka air pollution: Facts, measures and commandments

For the last three years, the air quality in Dhaka remains consistently unhealthy during the dry season according to the Department of Environment (DoE). DoE states that 58% of the particulate pollutants responsible for the smog in the air of Dhaka city comes from the orthodox brick kilns around and inside Dhaka.