Badiuzzaman Bay

OF MAGIC & MADNESS

Badiuzzaman Bay is Assistant Editor, The Daily Star. He can be reached at badiuzzaman.bd@gmail.com

Cow running amok in a shopping mall: It’s not a ‘moo’ point

Animals in Bangladesh are losing their homes because people are taking over their spaces.

1w ago

The only budget I care about is one that reduces my bills

Budget day is turning into our very own Groundhog Day.

2w ago

Citizen data server? More like a data supermarket

It's frightening to think citizens' private data is being sold through hundreds of social media pages and groups

3w ago

Why does a six-day holiday feel too good to be true?

This is apparently the longest holiday that journalists have ever gotten in the history of Bangladesh’s newspaper industry.

2m ago

Who will restrain prices in the month of restraint?

If the government really wants to control or bring down prices during Ramadan and afterwards, it must be willing to go after its 'own people.'

3m ago

Who will restrain prices in the month of restraint?

A government’s job is not to preach about people’s food choices, but to keep food prices stable and reasonably down. When it starts to preach, more often than not it is trying to deflect scrutiny of what it cannot achieve through actions.

3m ago

‘Will you be my Valentine?’ and other expensive offers

In the end, love is a personal matter and it should remain so, regardless of how it comes out on February 14 and in the days that follow.

4m ago

‘There’s a huge difference between DSA and CSA’

Mohammad Ali Arafat, the newly appointed state minister for information and broadcasting, in an exclusive interview with The Daily Star.

4m ago
June 14, 2024
June 14, 2024

Cow running amok in a shopping mall: It’s not a ‘moo’ point

Animals in Bangladesh are losing their homes because people are taking over their spaces.

June 7, 2024
June 7, 2024

The only budget I care about is one that reduces my bills

Budget day is turning into our very own Groundhog Day.

May 27, 2024
May 27, 2024

Citizen data server? More like a data supermarket

It's frightening to think citizens' private data is being sold through hundreds of social media pages and groups

April 10, 2024
April 10, 2024

Why does a six-day holiday feel too good to be true?

This is apparently the longest holiday that journalists have ever gotten in the history of Bangladesh’s newspaper industry.

March 9, 2024
March 9, 2024

Who will restrain prices in the month of restraint?

If the government really wants to control or bring down prices during Ramadan and afterwards, it must be willing to go after its 'own people.'

March 9, 2024
March 9, 2024

Who will restrain prices in the month of restraint?

A government’s job is not to preach about people’s food choices, but to keep food prices stable and reasonably down. When it starts to preach, more often than not it is trying to deflect scrutiny of what it cannot achieve through actions.

February 14, 2024
February 14, 2024

‘Will you be my Valentine?’ and other expensive offers

In the end, love is a personal matter and it should remain so, regardless of how it comes out on February 14 and in the days that follow.

February 3, 2024
February 3, 2024

‘There’s a huge difference between DSA and CSA’

Mohammad Ali Arafat, the newly appointed state minister for information and broadcasting, in an exclusive interview with The Daily Star.

January 12, 2024
January 12, 2024

Word of the Election Year: Dummy

Politicians provided a steady supply of obnoxious, potentially title-winning examples

January 4, 2024
January 4, 2024

Can BNP survive the pre-election meltdown?

BNP's retreat to the back foot amid mass arrests and convictions was as remarkable as it was rapid.

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