Unforgettable 2016 | The Daily Star
Stories that drove the news

Stories that drove the news

We don't always grasp the significance of something while it's happening, but we recognise it in hindsight.

Editor's Note: Here's Looking At You 2016

Editor's Note: Here's Looking At You 2016

Looking back into the year that was, is a ritual that cannot be missed as it provides priceless insight into what we have achieved, how we have gained strength and where we have failed.

Presenting the voices of the youth

Presenting the voices of the youth

It is that special time of the year. As winter mists descend over the glitter and chime of festivities, there is also the nostalgia of yet

Those we've lost

Those we've lost

Considered to be one of the best agriculture and development economists in South Asia, Dr Hossain served as the Executive Director of BRAC, Director General of BIDS and Head of the Social Division of the IRRI.

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

There are heroes who make their mark in the world in such dramatic ways that the world feels compelled to notice them. But there are

“What I loved reading in 2016”

“What I loved reading in 2016”

Author, Editor & Supernumerary Professor at the University of Dhaka

Remarkable feats

Remarkable feats

16 eminent personalities awarded Ekushey Padak 2016 in recognition of their outstanding contributions in their respective fields.

The Age of Trump

The Age of Trump

On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. I would hate to say “I told you so,”

Of pride and glory

Of pride and glory

Mustafizur Rahman's operation didn't allow him to feature for Bangladesh during the crucial games in 2016. But that didn't stop him

A year on the silver screen

A year on the silver screen

Aynabaji made history in cinema halls. This was the first film to not follow the usual formulaic script. There is no traditional “hero” or

Radical realism about climate change

Radical realism about climate change

Mainstream politics, by definition, is ill-equipped to imagine fundamental change. But in December 2015 in Paris, 196 governments

Politics needs a breath of fresh air

Politics needs a breath of fresh air

It was an exceptional year in politics. No major street agitation was waged by either BNP or any other opposition parties against the

Top Quotes of 2016

Top Quotes of 2016

“The campaign being run in different media, that if a power plant is built in Rampal near the Sundarbans it will harm the Sundarbans

The New Year and the new populism

The New Year and the new populism

The word “populism” was everywhere in 2016. Political leaders claiming to speak for the people have achieved significant victories in Europe, Asia, and, with the election of Donald Trump, the United States.

The emergence of a post-fact world

The emergence of a post-fact world

One of the more striking developments of 2016 and its highly unusual politics was the emergence of a “post-fact” world, in which virtually all authoritative information sources were called into question and challenged by contrary facts of dubious quality and provenance.

The sweet notes of the year

The sweet notes of the year

2016 remained a largely happening year in the arts and culture arena of Bangladesh, despite turbulent times. Be it music,

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