Star Weekend

Revolution, Amity, and Decline

His role from the 1990s—Mugabe, the West’s all-too-convenient bogeyman and hobgoblin—tended to outweigh other considerations.

“Bangla te bolun”

She was a quiet person who spoke slowly but assuredly. In my childhood whenever I visited old Dhaka to see this Nanu (sister of my own grandmother), she mostly sat on a huge palonko (old style bed)...

The Jagannath College Concentration Camp

It must have been either the 22nd or 23rd (of January 1972). I went with Suraiya to Jagannath College. Classes had not begun yet. She was just going to have a look around. She taught philosophy...

The Mother of Thousand Eighty Four

On July 28, 2016, we lost a mother – a mother who taught us to dream, who coached us to speak for the rights of others and

Goodbye Nurjahan, and Thank You

Nurjahan Begum- the name can be considered synonymous to words like empowerment, valour, courage, kindness and more. The first female editor of the region, who was the editor of the first magazine...

Madan Shahu and His Magnificient Ways

It was the requiem of Madan Shahu, with all its magnificence. His body lay splendid in the wooden byre while the office colleagues of 25 years had gathered there.

September 13, 2019
September 13, 2019

Revolution, Amity, and Decline

His role from the 1990s—Mugabe, the West’s all-too-convenient bogeyman and hobgoblin—tended to outweigh other considerations.

April 20, 2018
April 20, 2018

“Bangla te bolun”

She was a quiet person who spoke slowly but assuredly. In my childhood whenever I visited old Dhaka to see this Nanu (sister of my own grandmother), she mostly sat on a huge palonko (old style bed)...

December 15, 2017
December 15, 2017

The Jagannath College Concentration Camp

It must have been either the 22nd or 23rd (of January 1972). I went with Suraiya to Jagannath College. Classes had not begun yet. She was just going to have a look around. She taught philosophy...

August 18, 2017
August 18, 2017

Bangabandhu and the birth of our nation

Incarcerated in the camps in (West) Pakistan after the surrender of General Niazi and the capture of over 90,000 Pakistani soldiers, the Bengali Armed Forces Officers and their families counted the...

June 23, 2017
June 23, 2017

Celebrating Eid without loved ones

While Eid is a time of joy and happiness, it is also one of immeasurable sadness for those of us who recall happy occasions with family members who are no longer in our midst.

March 24, 2017
March 24, 2017

MEMORIES OF BLOOD AND TERROR

It was a Thursday. Madhushudan Dey, owner of the famous Dhaka University Modhur Canteen, went off on his business around noon.

February 10, 2017
February 10, 2017

THE LEGACY OF HUMAYUN FARIDEE

In a country where talent, passion and greatness are often overlooked and ignored, Director Badrul Anam Saud says that, “It was Humayun Faridee's greatest misfortune that he was born in...

December 23, 2016
December 23, 2016

Remembering the Frontliner

December 25 will be the 1st death anniversary of Dr. Syed Yusuf Hasan who died on this day in Dhaka at the age of 90 years.

December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016

A glimpse into Zahir Raihan's Films

Zahir Raihan, having done some noteworthy works in Benglali literature and film died an untimely death before he had a chance to explore his full potential.

November 25, 2016
November 25, 2016

Our Uncle, Our Soldier

Our uncle, Abdul Halim Chowdhury, breathed his last on October 27. He was lovingly known as Pappu to his close family.