Upashana Salam

Journalist at The Daily Star. upashanasalam@gmail.com

March 15, 2017
March 15, 2017

Rights – as elusive as ever

When buying a product in Bangladesh, apart from the usual concerns about its price and quality, consumers have to worry about whether the product they buy, including life-saving drugs and baby food...

January 25, 2017
January 25, 2017

Opinion: A dangerous precedent

In what appears to be yet another show of false bravado and power, a group of Awami League men allegedly assaults a school headmaster, because he refused to endorse their candidate as a teacher of...

January 22, 2017
January 22, 2017

When our migrant workers are left to die

After her employers in Lebanon cancelled her contract, Bangladeshi worker Maksuda Begum was left in a dire state. She had worked for a Lebanese family as a domestic worker for two years, but after...

January 1, 2017
January 1, 2017

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

There are heroes who make their mark in the world in such dramatic ways that the world feels compelled to notice them. But there are

November 23, 2016
November 23, 2016

Opinion: When stalkers enjoy impunity

None of us can fathom the pain, the helplessness of a father who has been maimed for life for protesting the harassment of his daughters by stalkers, while he learns that the perpetrators are...

November 16, 2016
November 16, 2016

Are you serious, Pakistan?

In what can only be described as an absurd, uninformed, and demeaning move, the federal government of Pakistan has decided to demand its “outstanding amount” of Rs 15.25 billion from Bangladesh and...

November 5, 2016
November 5, 2016

Glaring Death Traps

Can we imagine the extent to which we are magnifying the consequences of allowing uninterrupted faulty placements of power and cable lines?

November 2, 2016
November 2, 2016

Isn't it time we stop shooting the messenger?

RECENTLY, a video of two television journalists being attacked by staff of a popular private hospital in Dhaka has been doing the rounds of social media.

June 20, 2016
June 20, 2016

A Fierce Champion of Justice

While almost every woman in the country will cite her as their 'ideal', without necessarily knowing or having much idea about her immense contributions and sacrifices for the emancipation...

April 28, 2016
April 28, 2016

In sight but out of mind

This year Bangladesh exceeded all expectations, achieving a GDP rate of over 7 percent.