Badiuzzaman Bay | The Daily Star
  • Badiuzzaman Bay

    The writer is a member of the editorial team at The Daily Star.

  • Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire

    Of hopes, half-measures, and the hell that awaits Rohingyas

    As the Rohingya crisis enters its seventh month, chances of it ending in a peaceful manner are quickly evaporating.
  • Syed Manzoorul Islam

    'Make question paper leaks redundant'

    "Our examinations hardly test the students' creativity; these are geared more toward testing their memory. Take the MCQ system. It's a quick and snappy way to judge the proficiency of students in a particular topic," says Syed Manzoorul Islam.
  • The boy who could have lived

    If you're a Harry Potter fan, you must have heard the simple past tense version of this heading. Harry, “The Boy Who Lived,” survived the Dark Lord's wrath with the mysterious powers of magic. The Deathly Hallows. Elder Wand. Invisibility Cloak. Yes, his mother's love, too, but a wizardly one at that. As fascinating as that reads on paper, the world of magic and miracles is not for mere mortals.
  • Why private healthcare is failing

    There is no mistaking the severity of the crisis faced by our private healthcare.
  • Banglish ban and our dangerous obsession with force

    It felt like déjà vu when State Minister for Information Tarana Halim, just days into joining the ministry, delivered her “Banglish” judgment.