Shaer Reaz | The Daily Star
  • Shaer Reaz

    Shaer started his writing career with The Rising Stars, the former youth magazine of The Daily Star. After joining full-time, this Dhaka University Economics major has been a crucial part of Shift, Bytes and Next-Step - the automotive, technology and career pages of the paper. When he isn't reviewing the latest cars to hit the local market or day-dreaming about the potential of 5G, he's usually seen staying back late at night, hammering out data visualisations for Star Weekend. Based on the number of screens and touch sensitive surfaces you can usually find around him, it's safe to say he welcomes the robots that will rule humanity in the future. In official capacity, however, Shaer currently serves as the Deputy Digital Editor of The Daily Star, digitally repackaging print stories, producing online exclusive news and features, data driven interactives and more.

  • Masculinity, toxicity and ‘bro’ culture: Learnings from the locker room

    Last month, amidst a seemingly sudden uptick in the number of rape cases across the country, the Brac James P. Grant School of Public Health released a study that showed 63 percent of participants—11,102 male respondents aged between 15 and 24, from all 64 districts (81 urban and 289 rural clusters)—believed that beating their wives is justified if they are denied sex.
  • Cutting ties with a giant: Viber CEO on Facebook relations and #StopHateForProfit

    Since the United States erupted in a spate of protests against systemic racism and racial violence last May, a slew of companies have banded together and boycotted business ties with Facebook. This week, Toggle reached out to Rakuten Viber CEO Djamel Agaoua, who answered our questions about the messaging platform cutting business ties with Facebook.
  • In remembrance: Niloufer Manzur

    Three former students of the principal and founder of Sunbeams school remembers the pioneering educationist,
  • Award winning piston, but do they work?

    Award winning earphones for under 2k. But do they work?
  • Kings of Quirk: 100 years of Citroen

    There’s a neat little signalling trick that creatives use when they want to convey to the audience of their art a sense of setting. At least it used to be neat, till Hollywood overused it and drove it into the ground. Now, for every time the Muslim call to prayer is heard in yet another war movie centred around the Middle East, you have at least one counter-culture filmmaker like Wes Anderson trying to keep the locations vague so as to focus on the story of the film.