Shamsad Mortuza | The Daily Star
  • Shamsad Mortuza

    Shamsad Mortuza is the Pro VC, and the Head of the Department of English and Humanities at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

  • Street violence and gang culture 2.0

    A female student of mine walked out of her dentist’s chamber at Bailey Road at around 8pm on June 7, 2021.
  • A Canary in the Mine

    Normally, you and I would not see fairies or hear them singing. They exist in a world where we fear (or do not care) to tread (anymore). Even if we do, we will not admit it in public.
  • ‘Please forgive me…’

    It reads like a Netflix blurb of a horror movie. A young man took a machete from a street coconut seller, uttered his last words: “please forgive me”, and then slit his own throat in front of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
  • Students getting a slim slice of the budget pie

    At a preparatory meeting for ULAB’s planned virtual convocation, I suggested that we use the iconic image of Keanu Reeves dodging many bullets in the Matrix trilogy as our promotional campaign.
  • Desperate Times, Desperate Journeys

    During the latest rerun of the biblical David and Goliath narrative in a changed context, the age-old conflict between the Israelites and the Philistines has come alive.