Perspective | The Daily Star
  • Unforgettable jingles of the silver screen

    I woke up one day with a song stuck in my head. For the longest time, I couldn't recall where it was from. After two hours of obsessive tinkering on YouTube, I found that what I was remembering was one of the catchiest tunes from a Star Ship commercial of the 90s that would appear on BTV.

  • The 'other' side of the Wall

    Envisaged as vast, impregnable structures in their inception, walls have been proclaimed to defend realms and their inhabitants from invaders for time immemorial. The same can be said to apply to the Wall in George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, televised on-screen as Game of Thrones.

  • Surviving our long distance marriage

    Courtesy of studying and working in different countries, the vast majority of my half-a-decade long marriage has been long distance.

  • (Un)passing thru' Jahangirnagar with 'radiant, cool eyes'

    56 students were charged with attempted murder and sedition for speaking up against the police brutality that left three students of the 'Protibader Naam Jahangirnagar' road safety movement severely wounded by gunshot and countless others injured.


    It is the first day of the Bengali New Year and our national identity seems to be in a state of predicament.

  • Anandabazar's alt-journalism

    Here in Dhaka last year, at a conference on the future of print media business, DD Purkayastha, CEO of ABP Group, the parent company of Anandabazar Patrika, said of the paper's digital strategy: “We are giving what our readers want.”

  • Do You Recognise the Patriarchy?

    A system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it.

  • Do Doctors Need Handwriting Classes Now?

    Do you remember the times you got a prescription that looked like bad artwork? That is a doctor's handwriting. But why is it so bad? And do they need handwriting classes?

  • No one left for Nasiruddin Shah to idealise

    A few months back Nasiruddin Shah was denounced over his remarks on late Rajesh Khanna. The same Nasir was eulogising late Om