Zahrah Haider | The Daily Star
  • Zahrah Haider

  • Confronting anti-blackness in our community

    We’ve known for a long, long time that colourism is rampant in South Asia. And now, in light of everything that is happening in the world, we should acknowledge that we are also some of the worst perpetrators of anti-black racism. We may fall under the same People of Colour (POC) umbrella, but we are not yet the allies we need to be.
  • Food for thought

    A recent Twitter thread on sexism and food by Rituparna Chatterjee, Editor in Chief of HuffPost India, got me thinking about my own experiences with the issue.
  • For crying out loud

    We all know that noise pollution is part of living in a metropolitan city.
  • What is the worth of an immigrant?

    But "immigrant" now feels like a dirty word, as if it is associated with all the wickedness in the world; as though they bring nothing else to the table.
  • It's time to talk about privilege

    Yes, the unequi-vocal consensus is that as far as privilege in the societal sphere goes, being white, or part of a majority, firmly positions a person at the top of the ladder.