Zyma Islam | The Daily Star
  • Zyma Islam

  • Why #MeToo is not happening in Bangladesh

    The #metoo and #metooindia hashtags are felling old oaks in Indian media including the likes of veteran actors such as Nana Patekar and Alok Nath, singer Kailash Kher, filmmaker Sajid Khan, author Chetan Bhagat and even deputy foreign minister and former founder editor of The Telegraph MJ Akbar.
  • Crushing spirit

    Crushing the spirit

    The minimum wage of garments workers has been declared at Tk 8,000 per month—and it seems, at this point, it is a signed and sealed deal. City life is going as is.
  • How a lottery ticket became an eviction threat

    It all started years ago, when an advertisement by the National Housing Authority appeared in The Daily Inqilab on February 14, 1995, inviting prospective buyers for land in Mirpur.
  • Bangladesh's first female major general Susane Giti

    Women can only go up from here

    “Being a woman was a credit not a criterion,” is how Dr Susane Giti described becoming the first woman to achieve the rank of major general of the Bangladesh Army.
  • Out of watch with legal shield

    Almost every time any government agency tried to ensure accountability and transparency of the duty-free liquor trade, it found itself in a legal limbo. Over the last two decades, diplomatic bonded warehouses, who import duty-free liquor for diplomats and foreigners, filed writ after writ with the High Court challenging the legality of the government action.