Nazmul Ahasan | The Daily Star
  • Nazmul Ahasan

  • No dove in the White House

    In yet another “apprentice-style” dismissal, US President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson—his 20th dismissal as
  • Rural

    Rural social fabric shattered by politics

    Since I left home to pursue higher studies, I have been visiting my parents, in the village, two to three times a year.
  • Shahidullah, a linguist and language activist

    By the time Muhammad Shahidullah was old enough to begin his secondary education, he already knew five languages. Besides his mother tongue of Bangla, he not only learnt Urdu, Persian and Arabic—perceived to be the languages of Muslims—but he also became proficient in Sanskrit, the primary liturgical language of Hinduism.
  • Will EU become chief peace negotiator?

    European leaders are not unfamiliar with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's gate-crashing. For example, he invited himself to
  • The state of our student politics

    The recent fiasco at Dhaka University (DU), involving a tussle between Chhatra League (BCL) and the protesters against sexual assault, stems from a grossly wrong-headed and reckless administrative decision.