Zyma Islam | The Daily Star
  • Zyma Islam

  • A long, hard look at our teachers

    For months, our public universities have been erupting in protests, with students demanding some very basic things: vice-chancellors who are not corrupt, teachers who cannot bribe their way into the university, student political wings who do not extort or oppress (or murder), effective sexual harassment policies, and freedom of expression.
  • The story of Teesta

    The story of Teesta begins 23,386 ft above the sea-level at the Pahunri glacier nestled between the Tibet and India border.
  • Machines whirring at migratory bird sanctuary

    Around halfway through the Jahangirnagar University campus one would notice age-old rusting signboards with caution warnings like
  • Miscarriage in the tea gardens

    “We can read it ourselves inside our homes but we can’t organise a reading circle to share the contents of the manual, without
  • How the ceiling falling on my head taught me something new about commercial property

    When the concrete casting of the ceiling at Gausia market broke off and fell on my head last week, I was determined to hold someone