Fragile egos and fallen heroes

The arguments breaking out on social media and in real life have already been quite toxic.

50m ago

Don’t waste precious hours on self-praise

Parliament must be a place where leaders passionately engage in policymaking

3h ago

Don't RMG workers deserve a dignified life?

The workers protesting for a minimum wage of Tk 25,000, but those in power are concocting ways to thwart this mission.

1h ago
In Focus

In Focus

Tea-Tokens: A forgotten chapter in the history of tea plantations

The emergence of tea as a beverage in India is a unique social event in history. Sylhet, Assam, Cachar, Dooars, and Darjeeling were preferred for tea production, considering the hill climate favorable for tea production.

The political origin of hunger in Bangladesh

Historical evidence suggests that almost every year before independence in 1971, present-day Bangladesh consistently grappled with a widespread shortage of food grains.

100th Birth Anniversary of SM Sultan / My heart doesn’t desire to speak about Sultan

I had once written extensively about S.M. Sultan. Why? Because it felt essential to make our ‘art authorities’ aware that he was a rare talent, although many were unwilling to accept it. Thus, the pen became my last resort.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

When will the government learn from past dengue outbreaks?

We even have our own experts repeatedly giving warnings ahead of the dengue season, and every year, they fall on deaf ears.

Install fire-escape facilities in every building

In high-rise buildings, there should be fire-proof steel staircases for evacuation.

Railway passengers need comfortable seating arrangement

Sadly, there are not enough seats for the passengers to sit and take rest on the platform.

Views Multimedia

Views Multimedia

Tackling the causes behind fire incidents

Dr Syeda Sultana Razia speaks to The Daily Star Opinion regarding the causes behind frequent fires and some possible solutions. 

Our reality versus government's narrative

Why is there so much difference between the reality of common people and that which the government wants to see or project?

Poor policy and market management have caused price hikes

Why is the government failing to manage the market as they should?

Sued under DSA, woman dies in Rab custody

According to family members, Rab said the 38-year-old Sultana Jasmine suffered a stroke in their custody, but her relatives insisted that she had no medical issues

Have we been able to establish a state different from Pakistan?

Through the Liberation War of 1971, the people of this region wanted to establish a state that would not be built in the model of Pakistan. Fifty-two years later, can we say we have achieved that goal?

The question of translation

There is no denying the truism that translation historically served the best interest of the colonisers.

2d ago

How did our air get even worse?

The government can no longer ignore this growing health hazard.

3d ago

A first-hand account of how Afghan women are faring

The situation of Afghan women should be heard from themselves and in their own words.

3d ago

Semiconductors can be the new RMG

Bangladesh's endeavour to become a knowledge-based economy has already gained significant momentum.

4d ago

Why solar irrigation pumps are the future of agriculture

There are multiple benefits of using solar irrigation pumps for poor farmers.

4d ago

Is this the end of French neo-colonialism in Africa?

The anger against the French has been so intense that it has provoked at least seven coups in Africa.

4d ago

Switching to renewables is easier than we think

Bangladesh’s progress towards switching to renewable energy has remained slow and uncertain.

4d ago

Media literacy and the case of overrated classics

In this digital age, we are processing a large amount of information everyday and it’s important to learn media literacy in order to see the bigger picture.

4d ago

Mountain tourism: Balancing beauty and ecology

Mountain tourism must embrace an eco-friendly and community-centric approach.

5d ago

Sustainable tourism need not be an oxymoron

The tourism industry in Bangladesh always has to tread on a tightrope, balancing economic development and environmental preservation.

5d ago