Zina Tasreen | The Daily Star
  • Zina Tasreen

  • Long on promises, short on specifics

    All eyes were on fever-stricken Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal as he stepped into parliament to unveil his maiden national budget yesterday.
  • Time to work on basics

    The Bangladesh economy is taxing for take-off -- for its long-haul flight to the developed country club, with couple of stopovers in between.
  • Go cashless to tide through Eid expenses

    The holy month of Ramadan that crescendos in Eid-ul-Fitr is undoubtedly the dearest for people in Bangladesh.
  • Wiser is winner

    Credit card: two words the mention of which turn many into full-blown cynics. While it is undeniable that anyone who has a credit card risks running up too much debt -- a milestone that might take several years and lots of sacrifice to get rid of -- if used wisely the benefits can outweigh the downsides.
  • The middle ground between cash and credit card

    Debit cards are the happy medium between credit cards and cash -- one gets the convenience of carrying a card without the risk of