Shahnoor Wahid

PERIPHERALLY YOURS

The writer is Special Supplements Editor, The Daily Star.

Capacity enhancement is the need of the hour

There is no denying that community clinics have all the promises to save lives if run by qualified people.

1y ago

The lucrative enterprise of grabbing

One must recognise the fact that grabbers in Bangladesh have taken the enterprise to the highest level of creativity and perfection.

2y ago

The Bridge on the River Padma

Our senior citizens with a taste for Hollywood and British classic films will perhaps remember where I have taken the title from.

2y ago

Wasa water everywhere, not a drop to drink

Dhaka residents are scorched by a hot sun above their heads, their throats feeling like dry wood, and there is plenty of murky, smelly water all around, but alas!

2y ago

Ramadan: Not a month to earn, but to give

When the half crescent appears in the western sky to announce the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, some of our brothers in trade see it as a gold pendant hanging up there, while some others perceive it as a dollar bill.

2y ago

March 25: A glimpse into the darkest of all nights

Dateline: March 25, 1971. 11am. Some of us were having tea at the canteen of Mohsin Hall, Dhaka University when a batchmate of ours came inside and warned us of a possible police/military action later in the evening.

2y ago

Celebrating DU centenary in my own way

Winter always lingers delightfully on the Dhaka University campus. The fallen leaves of myriad colours underneath the tall trees create a surreal montage against the green grass.

2y ago

Revive the past glory of the railway

When it comes to long distance travelling, nothing can replace the railway. Beginning around 1880, the Bengal railway expanded soon to bring Assam and East Bengal under its folds.

2y ago
June 27, 2023
June 27, 2023

Capacity enhancement is the need of the hour

There is no denying that community clinics have all the promises to save lives if run by qualified people.

July 5, 2022
July 5, 2022

The lucrative enterprise of grabbing

One must recognise the fact that grabbers in Bangladesh have taken the enterprise to the highest level of creativity and perfection.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

The Bridge on the River Padma

Our senior citizens with a taste for Hollywood and British classic films will perhaps remember where I have taken the title from.

April 25, 2022
April 25, 2022

Wasa water everywhere, not a drop to drink

Dhaka residents are scorched by a hot sun above their heads, their throats feeling like dry wood, and there is plenty of murky, smelly water all around, but alas!

April 7, 2022
April 7, 2022

Ramadan: Not a month to earn, but to give

When the half crescent appears in the western sky to announce the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, some of our brothers in trade see it as a gold pendant hanging up there, while some others perceive it as a dollar bill.

March 25, 2022
March 25, 2022

March 25: A glimpse into the darkest of all nights

Dateline: March 25, 1971. 11am. Some of us were having tea at the canteen of Mohsin Hall, Dhaka University when a batchmate of ours came inside and warned us of a possible police/military action later in the evening.

March 16, 2022
March 16, 2022

Celebrating DU centenary in my own way

Winter always lingers delightfully on the Dhaka University campus. The fallen leaves of myriad colours underneath the tall trees create a surreal montage against the green grass.

March 7, 2022
March 7, 2022

Revive the past glory of the railway

When it comes to long distance travelling, nothing can replace the railway. Beginning around 1880, the Bengal railway expanded soon to bring Assam and East Bengal under its folds.

February 19, 2022
February 19, 2022

Creating a productive workforce for tomorrow

One has to appreciate the fact that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman identified population boom as the “foremost national problem” for Bangladesh, even though the size of the population was 7.5 crore in the ‘70s. It amply indicates how farsighted he was in this case as we are burdened with a burgeoning population of over 16 crore today.

February 9, 2022
February 9, 2022

The inevitability of the ‘new normal’

The new normal is now normal! Four years back, seeing us sitting at the coffee table with our masks, disposable gloves and sanitiser bottles, people would have chuckled and called us abnormal.

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