Nahaly Nafisa Khan

Nahaly Nafisa Khan is a writer and journalist. She is working as a sub-editor at The Daily Star's City Desk.

January 18, 2022
January 18, 2022

When justice remains elusive for victims of gender-based violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) has always been a major cause for concern in Bangladesh, but it reached an alarming level in the last two years.

December 2, 2021
December 2, 2021

Manoranjan Byapari's 'Imaan': Between the familiar and the alien

Through Imaan's interactions with the world outside of the central jail in Kolkata, we meet rickshaw pullers, street hawkers, and tea-stall owners, who belong mostly to the lowest strata of the society and come from highly marginalised caste and economic backgrounds.

October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021

The World’s Greatest Journey by Boat

Nothing less than an ethereal experience.

October 1, 2021
October 1, 2021

It’s been a good run, but have I been a good manager?

This issue’s feature talks about being a good manager. As I was editing the piece, I couldn’t help but think, have I been a good manager to my absolutely wonderful team of writers without whose support this publication would fall in an instance?

September 18, 2021
September 18, 2021

Keeping hope alive through storytelling: Why ‘The Breadwinner’ is a timely watch

War is always the hardest on women and children. Setting all the geopolitical discussions aside, it is not brand new information that the Taliban rule proved to be the worst for the women of Afghanistan in particular.

September 17, 2021
September 17, 2021

“Local jazz scene is growing and has mainstream potential”

Popular Jazz band ‘Imran Ahmed Trio’ will be soon releasing their album titled ‘Imran Ahmed Trio: Live in Warsaw’ from the Slovakian label ‘Hevhetia’. The 20-year-old label has released more than 280 albums so far and is one of the most active jazz labels in Central Europe.

September 17, 2021
September 17, 2021

Made in Bangladesh and not doing it for free

“If you’re good at something, never do it for free.” This week, we take Joker’s advice a bit more seriously and tell you how you can monetise your hobbies if you want to. In the feature this week, we focus on locally developed video games and their journey.

September 9, 2021
September 9, 2021

Jalal-Ud-Din Ahmad: A headmaster’s memoir

Pursuit of Excellence in Teaching: A Memoir (University Press Limited, 2021) chronicles the life and legacy of Jalal-Ud-Din Ahmad, a gifted educator who grew up to be the first graduate in his village in Feni, East Pakistan, and whose humble beginnings culminated in his winning the Presidential Award for “Best Headmaster in Pakistan” in 1967.

September 8, 2021
September 8, 2021

Scorched lives not anymore

On the second floor gallery of the Drik Path Bhaban at Panthapath, texts are displayed on a curving wall to the left, beside a list of industrial tragedies that took place over the last two decades.

August 28, 2021
August 28, 2021

Peeking between the real and the unreal with ‘Unoloukik’

Over time, we have developed this peculiar tendency to be happy with some of our locally produced content just because they allowed us, the audience, a different experience, whether in terms of cinematography or a unique storyline. Often times, we have applauded content of subpar quality because of this very reason, convincing ourselves that this is just the beginning of a fresh stream to come.