Zyma Islam | The Daily Star
  • Zyma Islam

  • ‘It felt like I was in a grave’

    “I decided not to shave the beard. I’ve just trimmed it a bit, I think I quite like the beard,” laughed Shafiqul Islam Kajol, his eyes twinkling with amusement at the irony of keeping the large, shaggy, grey beard that grew out over his 53 days of enforced disappearance and seven months in prison.
  • Farmers in 2020: Hit hard, yet resilient

    They say trouble never comes alone, and to farmers around the country this saying could not have rung truer for the year that passed.
  • Kajol home after 290 long, bleak days

    “The day feels unreal,” said Monorom Polok after his father, photojournalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol, was released from the Dhaka Central Jail yesterday.
  • Violence Against Women: It’s even worse during pandemic

    As the year of the pandemic winds down, it becomes even more clear that Covid-19 led to an increase in gender-based violence.
  • Major Sinha

    Sinha murder pre-planned

    Investigators have found that the murder of Maj (retd) Sinha Rashed Khan was pre-planned and they will mention it in the case’s charge sheet, which will be submitted to court soon.