• Elita Karim

    Elita Karim

    Singer; Writer; Editor of The Star Weekend, The Daily Star; Loves books, visuals, sleep and eating bowls of apples, pears and oranges.

  • Looking for Stories: A morning in Sadarghat

    Ever thought of looking for stories in one of the oldest and busiest spots in Dhaka? A trip to the Sadarghat is what you need.
  • Getting on the Local Bus!

    Have you heard of the Local Bus? No, it's not one of those half-damaged, 35-year-old or more vehicles running on the streets of Dhaka.
  • Suraiya Akter Risha


    Fourteen-year-old Suraiya Akter Risha was just another Dhaka teen – a happy child who would plan a fun weekend with friends and family members, a top achiever at school, maybe even a crazy cricket fan and a music lover – she was just another girl from next doors.
  • Nazrul for Peace!

    On the occasion of the 40th death anniversary of Kazi Nazrul Islam, a major exponent of Nazrul and a famous Bangladeshi singer of Nazrul compositions, Sadya Afreen Mallick was recently awarded the Nazrul Award 2015.
  • Exploring Education

    A couple of weeks ago, right before the HSC and A level results were announced nation wide, Asaduzzaman Noor, the Minister of Cultural Affairs in Bangladesh, spoke at a gathering about how, one must start to think out of the box when it comes to grades...