Star Weekend

Dissecting your gas bill

Just one paisa of the gas bill being paid by a consumer, means Tk 35 crores in revenue for the utility companies.

How independent and effective is the NHRC?

When it comes to allegations of human rights violations against law enforcement agencies, the NHRC claims that its hands are tied in investigating themselves and it can only ask for reports from the government.

The Curtain Call

33 years back, cinema enthusiast Mohammad Mortuza started his career as a gatekeeper at the famous Ananda Cinema Hall in Farmgate, with a salary of Tk 400 per month.

Chobi Mela IX Begins Today

The best thing about any February is the frenzy of activities that comes along with it -- the Ekushey Boi Mela, Pahela Phalgun celebrations and of course commemorating the heroes on International Mother Language day.

The Future of Cinema

Cinema is considered to be the most important art form of this century—and to indulge into this art form, this week film enthusiasts witnessed a grand celebration.

Rocket Steamers

Amongst the few paddle steamers that exist around the world used for tourism, Bangladesh has six of them, popularly known as 'Rocket

February 17, 2017
February 17, 2017

WORDS FOR THE YOUNG

The Ekushey Boi mela is a little more fun on the weekends when families and children crowd the popular stalls, not to mention the series

February 10, 2017
February 10, 2017

From Barter to Banknotes, All in One

You may have heard that eight maund (around 295 kg) of processed rice could be bought with one taka coin in the reign of Shaista Khan (popularly known as Shaista Khan-er Aamol).

February 3, 2017
February 3, 2017

Chobi Mela IX Begins Today

The best thing about any February is the frenzy of activities that comes along with it -- the Ekushey Boi Mela, Pahela Phalgun celebrations and of course commemorating the heroes on International Mother Language day.

January 27, 2017
January 27, 2017

The Future of Cinema

Cinema is considered to be the most important art form of this century—and to indulge into this art form, this week film enthusiasts witnessed a grand celebration.

January 20, 2017
January 20, 2017

Rocket Steamers

Amongst the few paddle steamers that exist around the world used for tourism, Bangladesh has six of them, popularly known as 'Rocket

January 13, 2017
January 13, 2017

Marrying off too early?

A law drafted more than two years ago, stating that a girl at the age of 16 will be able to marry as a non-minor with the consent of her parents, still holds its ground in the midst of major criticism. Turn to pages 8-9 to read thoughts and opinions on this draft law.

January 6, 2017
January 6, 2017

A trip to Golap Graam

There are roses as far as the eyes can see in the Birulia union, under Savar Upazila, in the most vibrant, flaming shades of red.

December 30, 2016
December 30, 2016

10 stories to look back at

As we all try our best to look forward to the New Year – make lists of things to do (better!), to read more, lose weight – in a nutshell, be a better person – we can't help but take a sneak peak at the past. Turn to pages 7-9 and take a look at 10 Star Weekend stories published in the last one year, that we believe have changed us for the better. On a brighter note, the Star Weekend team would like to wish you a happy new 2017!

December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016

Songs of Victory

“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love,” said Mahatma Gandhi, and how true his words are! The people of Bengal fought for liberation and freedom – not only with strategies, guns and grenades, but also with poetry, words of inspiration and melodies that were strong enough to move mountains.

December 9, 2016
December 9, 2016

It's Cartoon Time!

What does it mean to be a cartoonist? Why is having an extensive platform for art aficionados, who share the same love for cartooning and doodling important?