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  • Bangabandhu and the birth of our nation

    Incarcerated in the camps in (West) Pakistan after the surrender of General Niazi and the capture of over 90,000 Pakistani soldiers, the Bengali Armed Forces Officers and their families counted the days and months as they eagerly awaited repatriation to their newly liberated motherland.

  • Celebrating Eid without loved ones

    While Eid is a time of joy and happiness, it is also one of immeasurable sadness for those of us who recall happy occasions with family members who are no longer in our midst.

  • MEMORIES OF BLOOD AND TERROR

    It was a Thursday. Madhushudan Dey, owner of the famous Dhaka University Modhur Canteen, went off on his business around noon.

  • THE LEGACY OF HUMAYUN FARIDEE

    In a country where talent, passion and greatness are often overlooked and ignored, Director Badrul Anam Saud says that, “It was Humayun Faridee's greatest misfortune that he was born in Bangladesh. It was Bangladesh's greatest fortune that Humayun Faridee was born on this land.”

  • Remembering the Frontliner

    December 25 will be the 1st death anniversary of Dr. Syed Yusuf Hasan who died on this day in Dhaka at the age of 90 years.

  • A glimpse into Zahir Raihan's Films

    Zahir Raihan, having done some noteworthy works in Benglali literature and film died an untimely death before he had a chance to explore his full potential.

  • Our Uncle, Our Soldier

    Our uncle, Abdul Halim Chowdhury, breathed his last on October 27. He was lovingly known as Pappu to his close family.

  • Dear Liesel

    Dear Liesel

    When you hear about the legendary film, “The Sound of Music” what is the one thing that comes to your mind? For most of us, it is Chariman Carr, as the eldest von Trapp daughter, performing the song “I am Sixteen going on Seventeen,” a playful duet with her boyfriend Rolf who sings back that he is“seventeen going on eighteen.”

  • Shahid Qadri

    This week, we have lost one of our finest -- a person whose poems started a new revolution in terms of urban poetry.

  • The Mother of Thousand Eighty Four

    On July 28, 2016, we lost a mother – a mother who taught us to dream, who coached us to speak for the rights of others and

  • Goodbye Nurjahan, and Thank You

    Nurjahan Begum- the name can be considered synonymous to words like empowerment, valour, courage, kindness and more. The first female editor of the region, who was the editor of the first magazine for women in the region, passed away at the age of 91, on Monday morning.

  • Madan Shahu and His Magnificient Ways

    It was the requiem of Madan Shahu, with all its magnificence. His body lay splendid in the wooden byre while the office colleagues of 25 years had gathered there.

  • A Soul Irreplaceable

    Chirag Roy – a conservation biologist, a comrade, a lover of nature, a friend to wildlife; a husband, a son, a brother to many...

  • Remembering ‘Mithu Bhai’

    On March 7, 2016, around mid-afternoon, the news of a strange case reached The Daily Star. Within an hour, televisions and social

  • A Poet's Saga

    He was considered one of the key figures of modern Bengali literature. His writings on humanism, human relations and romanticised rebellion of the youth have touched millions of hearts.

  • ANWARA BAHAR CHOUDHURY

    In the last century, there were a few bold voices which called for awakening of women, urging them to boldly move forward. My mother, Anwara Bahar Choudhury, one of those voices, was born on February 13, 1919.

  • DEATH OF A POET

    A stone I died and rose again a plant;

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