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 23, 2016
September 23, 2016

Dear Liesel

When you hear about the legendary film, “The Sound of Music” what is the one thing that comes to your mind? For most of us, it is Chariman Carr, as the eldest von Trapp daughter, performing the...

September 2, 2016
September 2, 2016

Shahid Qadri

This week, we have lost one of our finest -- a person whose poems started a new revolution in terms of urban poetry.

August 12, 2016
August 12, 2016

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

May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016

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...

May 13, 2016
May 13, 2016

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.

April 8, 2016
April 8, 2016

A Soul Irreplaceable

Chirag Roy – a conservation biologist, a comrade, a lover of nature, a friend to wildlife; a husband, a son, a brother to many...

March 18, 2016
March 18, 2016

Remembering ‘Mithu Bhai’

On March 7, 2016, around mid-afternoon, the news of a strange case reached The Daily Star. Within an hour, televisions and social

October 23, 2015
October 23, 2015

A Poet's Saga

He was considered one of the key figures of modern Bengali literature. His writings on humanism, human relations and romanticised rebellion of the youth have touched millions of hearts.

March 27, 2015
March 27, 2015

ANWARA BAHAR CHOUDHURY

In the last century, there were a few bold voices which called for awakening of women, urging them to boldly move forward. My mother, Anwara Bahar Choudhury, one of those voices, was born on...

March 20, 2015
March 20, 2015

DEATH OF A POET

A stone I died and rose again a plant;

  •