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March 27, 2022
March 27, 2022

Bangladeshis are so ‘senti’

Bengalis are well-known for being unusually driven by emotion, a trait that has brought about many great things—our right to speak in our mother tongue, our right to be independent.

March 20, 2022
March 20, 2022

We must not stop talking about Tonu’s murder

As ritualistic as it may be, we must keep talking about the murder of Sohagi Jahan Tonu, even though there is nothing new to say—or precisely because of that.

January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022

The consistent chaos that is Dhaka airport

Airports are the most fascinating places in the world. This forced congregation of total strangers from all corners of the world, rushing off to destinations as exotic as Zanzibar or Casablanca—isn’t it just wonderful?

January 1, 2022
January 1, 2022

Our children will be our saviours

Is it really 2022? How did 2021 go so fast? Was it because we had such high expectations and ended up facing one daunting catastrophe after another, that we didn’t realise that the days had turned into weeks, weeks into months, and months into a whole year?

September 27, 2021
September 27, 2021

‘I’m not a wall that divides. I’m a crack in that wall.’

Feminist icon, educator, and author Kamla Bhasin passed away on September 25, 2021, at the age of 75. The Daily Star pays tribute to her rich legacy by reprinting an interview first published in 2016.

May 6, 2021
May 6, 2021

Victim blaming is a crime. Who are its abettors?

It would have gone unnoticed as another suicide of a heart-broken young woman, a forgettable statistic among the thousands of desperate individuals taking their own lives to escape some harsh reality or the other.

April 25, 2021
April 25, 2021

Airborne transmissions could be the next new battle

The latest report in The Lancet, one of the most well-known international medical journals, on how Covid-19 spreads, is a real shocker.

January 1, 2021
January 1, 2021

Are we looking at a hug-less world?

I have to confess, one of the most frustrating things I have had to face during The Year of Covid-19 is having to restrain myself from hugging people.

November 21, 2020
November 21, 2020

The MP’s words are an insult to all women

One would think it to be the rantings of a madman had it not been the words of a parliamentarian—that feminists are to blame for the rape incidents across the country.

October 6, 2020
October 6, 2020

Has the Noakhali gang rape shaken us enough?

By now, many people have already watched the video. Others could only stomach the transcript, also shared on social media.