ALY ZAKER | The Daily Star

  • Aly Zaker

    My War!

    I started working at the Shadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, the Radio in exile of the independent Bangladesh one fine morning. Alamgir Kabir was my superior as the Programme Organizer of the English Language Programme. This programme of special broadcast was introduced in consideration of the fact that the world had to be told about our war and the reasons there of. This included politics, economics, sociology and culture of the population that inhabited Bangladesh.
  • Aly Zaker

    Towards a new destination!

    The train started rolling at around nine in the morning. We were initially busy with making ourselves comfortable.
  • Agartala, and travel thru The ‘Pahar' line!

    Agartala's population had doubled by March 1971. Therefore, when we arrived in that town it did not seem like an Indian town. Almost everyone was speaking in our language, nay our dialect.
  • An extraordinary advent of winter!

    Today I have to digress from my usual column on recording the events of my life and venture on to something pleasanter and more contemporary.
  • The border and beyond!

    We were in our village for twelve days. I must confess that during those days every night had brought for us a nightmare of a possible attack by the army. Fortunately for us, the raiders were wary of intruding in to the Bangladeshi ...