Editorial | The Daily Star
  • The Content Dilemma

    Wherever you go nowadays, you'll see people talking about content. Digital content, social media content, everything is content now. You go to a workshop hosted by a guy you have never heard of and all he talks about is how content is king.

  • Tomato-2ma2

    What's more important to you? Pronunciation or the content of speech? What we value says more about us than the person we

  • Respite

    I know I'm not the only one whose nostrils were invaded by the smell that manifests itself during this year's Eid-ul-Adha.

  • Artists are people too

    Reviews in Bangladesh are much like charity affairs. The creator of the content you are reviewing expects you to praise them after they have given you their content [for a fee, of course].

  • Hello Pen

    Remember the last time your tried to improve your handwriting? Yeah, me neither. We're so used to typing everything out with a keyboard that our penmanship skills have deteriorated greatly.

  • Do motivational speeches have any value?

    Motivational speeches by wildly successful people might provide insights into problems and problem-solving; some speeches might just be awe-inspiring because of content/theatrics/oratory skills.

  • Identity Crisis

    When exam season comes knocking, which is every single month in the calendar, communication completely breaks down.

  • Hello darkness, my old friend

    Think of all your favourite songs, artworks, literature, movies. The ones that really REALLY shook you. How many of them came from a dark place?


    To me, hearing people around me going “How does one live in this city?” results in the same facial expression as “How are you?” An involuntary raising of eyebrows followed by a fake smile.

  • Beach pls

    Visit the sea beaches, everyone. No, I'm not being sarcastic at all.


    Much has been said about the Bangladeshi climate and weather.

  • E3 and the subsequent hype

    For the next few weeks, gamers will be analysing and dissecting the various gameplay trailers that were shown during E3 2017.

  • Cooking Math

    Thanks to the new 10% VAT that's on its way to our restaurant bills, adding up with the existing 15% VAT and 10% service charge, now is the best time to learn how to cook.

  • No Heat Pls

    I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who's dying of this infernal heat at the moment. The moment I step out of a building or my car, it's

  • Let's talk

    I'd like to believe that most folks are blessed with loving, supportive families. I'm thankful for mine.

  • Share with Care

    A lot of people (if not all) on my Facebook have shared the quote attributed to Albert Einstein with Abraham Lincoln's face, saying, “Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

  • 2 Spicy, 2 Chicken Lollipop

    This is not a song by Coldplay.

  • Stop Arguing

    Recently, I've been seeing a lot of disgruntlement by members of communities of popular online video games because a few less-popular games have been gaining traction over the past few weeks.

  • P.S. I don't h8 u

    You've been here for days but it seems like months. Though my people are genetically inclined to get hysterical [level: K-pop fan] every

  • It's a Tough Job

    Now that Dhaka is cyberpunk dystopia levels of overcrowded, no one stops to think about the ghosts.

  • Manage Your Expectations

    A new Bengali year is upon us. An imminent new year usually triggers this phenomenon called “resolution”, e.g.


    It's like the city is out to get us all. First we had the dry winter which brought along with it dust storms, and only 4 days of actual winter


    Inspiration is a spark; an idea that does not let you sleep or eat. Motivation picks you up from the couch and puts you into motion...

  • Equality

    On my way home, saw this man pushing a wheelchair; woman in wheelchair possibly his wife or sister.

  • What if?

    Every day, we find ourselves at crossroads. We ponder over our options, the roads we can take, and the consequences of each choice.

  • Spotting a Supervillain

    Ever wondered how the supervillains get their lairs? It was always one of the biggest questions that bugged me.

  • Social Media and People

    Scrolling through my newsfeed sometimes makes me feel like my life is in tatters.

  • A Story as Old as Time

    I came across this clip of author, motivational speaker and marketing consultant Simon Sinek going off on millennials; said clip went viral.

  • Millennial Falgun

    Pushing through the Pahela Falgun Shahbagh traffic at 9AM, I kept wondering what was up. That's when the flower nation attacked.

  • What is love? Baby don't hurt me.

    What are you thinking? How are you feeling? What have we done to each other? What will we do?