Monorom Polok

is a member of the editorial team at The Daily Star.

Don’t turn metro rail into a status symbol

Imposing VAT on metro fares and taking the service further away from the poor, it risks becoming more like a status vehicle—which rich commuters already have plenty of.

2m ago

Sorry parents, but GPA 5 is not the holy grail you think it is

But what about the students who did not score GPA 5? Does this "failure" mean they have been defeated? There is a palpable perception in some quarters that they may have

2m ago

'A fire-proof future depends on total enforcement of regulations'

Dr Tanvir Manzur, professor of civil engineering at Buet, talks about the importance of adhering to the building code to prevent fire incidents.

3m ago

Anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, and a cancelled exhibition

Anti-Semitism is defined as hostility or prejudice against Jewish people, while anti-Zionism opposes the movement to create a Jewish state and the occupation of Palestinian land.

7m ago

Skipping the Coke Studio Bangla concert amidst Gaza Crisis

Coca-Cola’s involvement has sparked a conversation about today’s Coke Studio Bangla concert. An ethical question has emerged in this discourse: should one attend the concert?

8m ago

Depression: My story in our stigmatized society

The concept of depression was foreign to me, and my limited knowledge of it came from the hushed conversations of elders

9m ago

A youth forced to censor their thoughts

It is a well-known fact that politicians seek to retain power once they attain it.

10m ago

Is the metro rail really opening tomorrow?

The limited launch of the metro tomorrow is unlikely to make any real dent in Dhaka's traffic problem

1y ago
May 20, 2024
May 20, 2024

Don’t turn metro rail into a status symbol

Imposing VAT on metro fares and taking the service further away from the poor, it risks becoming more like a status vehicle—which rich commuters already have plenty of.

May 12, 2024
May 12, 2024

Sorry parents, but GPA 5 is not the holy grail you think it is

But what about the students who did not score GPA 5? Does this "failure" mean they have been defeated? There is a palpable perception in some quarters that they may have

March 26, 2024
March 26, 2024

'A fire-proof future depends on total enforcement of regulations'

Dr Tanvir Manzur, professor of civil engineering at Buet, talks about the importance of adhering to the building code to prevent fire incidents.

December 27, 2023
December 27, 2023

Anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, and a cancelled exhibition

Anti-Semitism is defined as hostility or prejudice against Jewish people, while anti-Zionism opposes the movement to create a Jewish state and the occupation of Palestinian land.

November 10, 2023
November 10, 2023

Skipping the Coke Studio Bangla concert amidst Gaza Crisis

Coca-Cola’s involvement has sparked a conversation about today’s Coke Studio Bangla concert. An ethical question has emerged in this discourse: should one attend the concert?

October 12, 2023
October 12, 2023

Depression: My story in our stigmatized society

The concept of depression was foreign to me, and my limited knowledge of it came from the hushed conversations of elders

September 24, 2023
September 24, 2023

A youth forced to censor their thoughts

It is a well-known fact that politicians seek to retain power once they attain it.

December 27, 2022
December 27, 2022

Is the metro rail really opening tomorrow?

The limited launch of the metro tomorrow is unlikely to make any real dent in Dhaka's traffic problem

August 21, 2022
August 21, 2022

Shonibar Bikel: Yet another captive of the “image” protector

At the very heart of a democratic society rests the freedom to speak, to create, and to choose.

April 20, 2022
April 20, 2022

An open letter to the makers of ‘Nikhoj’

Dear Reehan Rahman, My father, photojournalist and editor Shafiqul Islam Kajol, was added to the list of hundreds of Bangladeshi victims of enforced disappearance on March 10, 2020.

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