11h ago| Daily Star Books

How Salman Rushdie’s ‘Midnight’s Children’ changed my life

Metaphors have never made more sense to me than when these two swapped but intertwined lives personified India and Pakistan, the two newborn countries, whose births were marked by blood, pain and trauma.

How I feel about Virginia Woolf being part-Bengali

Maybe I loved her so because we were daughters of the same soil, to some extent, at least. It made me smile. But I also sneered at myself a little bit, because her soil had also ripped apart mine for over 200 years.

9h ago| Views

The Sri Lankan crisis spiked intense RTI activity

Sri Lanka has been shaken by a socioeconomic and political crisis that has drawn international attention.

Bangladesh's collapse in Zimbabwe: Woe of the Tigers

The recent results in Zimbabwe have shown that Bangladesh did not do any homework on their young opponents.

2d ago| Views

Farooki's ‘Saturday Afternoon’ and our obsession with image

The censor board infringes on the freedom of the artiste and the audience in equal parts.

3d ago| THE THIRD VIEW

‘Walkman Syndrome’ afflicts the AL and our government

Nothing but their own voices reaches them

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

Dear Ministers, for how long will you mock our misfortunes?

What about the mother who is unable to feed her child three meals a day? What about the father who is increasingly drowning in debts trying to make ends meet?

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

The Sri Lankan crisis spiked intense RTI activity

Sri Lanka has been shaken by a socioeconomic and political crisis that has drawn international attention.

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

Why are the tea workers on strike?

It is the responsibility of the government to ensure justice and protection for tea workers

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

How Salman Rushdie’s ‘Midnight’s Children’ changed my life

Metaphors have never made more sense to me than when these two swapped but intertwined lives personified India and Pakistan, the two newborn countries, whose births were marked by blood, pain and trauma.

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

RMG makers can go digital to remain visible

As the global economy is threatened by recession, RMG makers will have to come up with strategies to deal.

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

Impact of the fourth industrial revolution on classroom education

Bangladesh cannot ignore the changes brought about by the fourth industrial revolution.

August 13, 2022
August 13, 2022

Is the opportunity for Rohingya repatriation slipping away?

Bangladesh must have meaningful dialogue with all actors involved for repatriation of Rohingya refugees.

August 13, 2022
August 13, 2022

Pelosi’s Taiwan visit: Overstepping China’s ‘red line’

US-China friction over Taiwan likely to have worrying impacts on global stability.

August 13, 2022
August 13, 2022

The Unheroic Antics of Hero Alom

Under what authority can the police make such a demand and compel its acceptance?

August 13, 2022
August 13, 2022

How I feel about Virginia Woolf being part-Bengali

Maybe I loved her so because we were daughters of the same soil, to some extent, at least. It made me smile. But I also sneered at myself a little bit, because her soil had also ripped apart mine for over 200 years.