Shaer Reaz | The Daily Star
  • Shaer Reaz

    Started his writing career as a willingly-underpaid writer for Rising Stars, former youth magazine of The Daily Star. Currently he feeds his obsession for all things related to cars by working as Sub-Editor of Shift (automotive publication of Daily Star). He was part of Shift's inception since 2013. This Dhaka University economics student is mostly broke from buying scale model cars, fixing his real car and eating terrible food that often causes him food poisoning. To supplement he also takes on career related articles for Next Step. He is often seen keeping the office computers warm by playing LAN games of Need For Speed Underground 2 because that is the only game that will run on all the computers. In 2015.

  • Honda Vezel Hybrid

    Test Drive: Honda Vezel Hybrid

    The Vezel is the go-to compact SUV for Bangladesh right now. But that's the petrol version. How good is the hybrid version then?
  • The revolutionary concept of width

    About two years ago, James May, mop-haired British TV personality and certified automotive encyclopedia-on-legs, was still presenting for Top Gear, the BBC's acclaimed show on cars.
  • Test Drive: 2017 Haval H6

    The Chinese are great at many things. China is basically a Business Process Outsourcing startup posing as a country with one party rule, exploiting cheap labour for decades to produce every last imaginable thing on the planet. From phones to motorbikes to toys and cheap knock-offs, they've managed to dominate global manufacturing in every industry, except one – cars. Until now.
  • Tackling the urban jungle with a 90 Defender

    The Land Rover Defender is one of the only cars that can claim to have an instantly recognisable shape. For nearly three decades, the boxy, utilitarian Land Rover brought aid and care to the suffering masses, helped bridge remote locales with civilisation, and sometimes enforced the peace where necessary. From the United Nations to the British Army to hospitals in rural Bangladesh, the Land Rover was seen and heard by millions of people across all social divides and social classes.
  • Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway

    Call for ending the digital disparity

    Countries in the Asia-Pacific region have made great strides towards implementation of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) at Dhaka, Bangladesh this week which was co-organised by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Government of Bangladesh. Held at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel from 1 to 2 November 2017, the 2017 APIS conference brought together delegates from countries in the Asia-Pacific region with the common goal of encouraging and fostering easier, more affordable access to broadband internet. Topics like the role of Artificial Intelligence in streamlining international trade, the role of connectivity in providing assistance to people affected by natural disasters and others were discussed at the two-day conference.