Zobaida Nasreen | The Daily Star
  • Zobaida Nasreen

  • Corona-shaming exposes the fault lines of our society

    In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Scarlett Letter, we read about how adulterers had to wear the sign “A” across their chest. We even have examples in local literature and popular culture like the one of Hurmati , from Shahidullah Kaiser Sangshaptak, or that of Rakhee Gulzar’s character in the 1998 hit Indian film Soldier.
  • ‘Tora Amar Ma, Tora Birangana’

    I first met Shila Debi at the Jahangirnagar University. She came to attend a photography exhibition on the War of Liberation, arranged by Bangladesh Chhatra Union.
  • Central admission tests: Turning the wheels too hastily?

    The idea of the proposed central admission tests in public universities has been promoted as a fairer, inexpensive alternative to the existing system of university entry.
  • No confidence vote for the EC

    Since the 2015 mayor elections, we have seen a steady decline in voter turnout in elections in Bangladesh.
  • How could we forget our women martyrs?

    When I ask students and young people if they can name some women martyrs of our Liberation War, I see blank looks or faces filled with confusion.