Sumaiya Zaman

Justice, where are you?

One of my close friends from law school is currently undergoing psychosocial counselling for severe depression. ­I met him over coffee last week, and asked him about it.

'Ga gheshe daraben na'—A timely revolution

Just a few days ago, while standing inside a packed elevator in the building of a renowned telecom company, a thought crossed my mind. For a moment, I wondered: what if I could hold a placard in my hand, asking all men to stand at a distance from me?

Those glares...

He was grinning from ear to ear as I headed towards him, his deep-set eyes beaming with joy. All of a sudden, that look of love vanished. He had spotted the man walking beside me, my “bestie”, laughing deliriously over some awful joke I'd just cracked.

'Football gave me wings'

“It's Messi! Messi is the one I follow in football. I follow his delivery and his skills, and whenever I am on the field, I try to play like him,” she said. Her eyes were beaming with excitement as she spoke about her idol.

Will he agree to be your valentine?

Does your heart skip a beat every time he passes by? Look, there he is, sitting across the room, in a corner, looking at his phone intently. It is that hour when nobody is around except for you two. Do you get butterflies in your stomach at his sight?

Stay healthy this winter

Dr Mujahidul Islam Nipun, senior medical officer at Care Specialised Hospital in Dhaka, spoke to The Daily Star about winter health and skin complications and gives tips to stay fit.

Looking back: Social media activism in 2016

The year 2016 has been an eventful year for Bangladesh, on grounds of trade, business, diplomatic ties, achievements and failures. However, 2016 has been the year when everyone witnessed the power of social media.

LIFE AS IT IS: Be your own hero

If you are a woman and a regular commuter in the city, then you are no stranger to various forms of harassment by random strangers. And you know from experience how helpless it feels in those awkward moments.

Happy Birthday, Monomohun Ghose

Today is the birthday of barrister Monomohun Ghose, the first practicing barrister of Indian origin.

Guidelines to become a ‘selfie expert’

Becoming a selfie expert can be a challenging task. Taking that perfect selfie is not easy, practice makes perfect and here’s five steps to becoming your own best photographer.

How to smartly shop online

Customers should know the smartest way to shop online. The Daily Star interviews some of the buyers and sellers and listed down tips for ‘smartly shopping online’.

Solo exhibition ‘Amorar Akkhyan’ opens

A solo multimedia exhibition heralding the atrocities on women during the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh opens in Dhaka today.

'Gun pointed at the Uterus'

Even today a woman’s life revolves around a patriarchal society where she her voice is lost in decisions that are already catered for her by someone else because they know ‘what’s best for her life’.

How to quit smoking for good!

It is never easy to give up something with which you’re habituated, therefore quitting cigarettes, after years of ‘togetherness’ must be extremely difficult. The good news is: nothing is impossible in this world just like quitting cigarettes. To give up smoking, you need determination, they say.

5 things to do when your phone is lost

Losing your beloved cellphone is fairly common business in this city and it seems there are countless ways to lose your phone.The Daily Star interviewed tech experts and cops, who have advised on possible steps to take if you lose your phone.

Seasonal flu: expert advices and home remedies

Have you ever wondered what measures can be adopted to prevent yourself from this flu? The Daily Star brings to you expert advice from medical practioners on ‘home remedies to prevent seasonal flu’

How not to lose your phone in Dhaka streets

As mobile phone snatching has become one of the most common crimes in the city, you never know when you will become the next victim. After questioning several snatching victims and the police, The Daily Star brings to you the best possible tips to avoid ‘mobile snatching’.