Shahnoor Wahid

PERIPHERALLY YOURS

The writer is Special Supplements Editor, The Daily Star.

February 9, 2022
February 9, 2022

The inevitability of the ‘new normal’

The new normal is now normal! Four years back, seeing us sitting at the coffee table with our masks, disposable gloves and sanitiser bottles, people would have chuckled and called us abnormal.

January 26, 2022
January 26, 2022

Heroes in the time of pandemic

Let us talk about the heroes of the pandemic. We want to remember those extraordinary men and women who have offered selfless services throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, knowing very well that they...

January 12, 2022
January 12, 2022

Good news cometh from Carew & Co?

A recent news update from Carew & Co will uplift the spirit of many of my friends who frequently take to the bottle to release bottled-up emotions.

January 10, 2022
January 10, 2022

From death row to deafening cheers

The date January 10, 1972 will remain etched forever in golden letters in the history of Bangladesh.

December 30, 2021
December 30, 2021

Those disfigured public figures

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.” Oscar Wilde reminded us of this universal truth with these witty words, which are timeless and wholesome at the same time.

December 8, 2021
December 8, 2021

Should you chase awards?

A gentleman does not. But a man not so gentle does. A genuine award from a respectable organisation becomes a thing of joy, but an award given by a shady group to a questionable character raises...

November 19, 2021
November 19, 2021

No more citizens, we are now netizens

When a fish gets caught in a net, it curses its luck and tries to free itself from the mesh.

November 8, 2021
November 8, 2021

Climate destroyers’ pledge to save Earth too little, too late

“Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish been caught, and the last stream poisoned, will we realise we cannot eat money.”

September 13, 2020
September 13, 2020

From the archives: Freedom fight by two missionaries

Alongside the Bengalis in general, many foreign missionaries who have been living in Bangladesh since the fifties and sixties had joined our War of Liberation in 1971 in their own capacity. We have...

December 20, 2016
December 20, 2016

Archer Blood - An American's sacrifice for Bangladesh

Soon after the creation of Bangladesh, we came to know of the heroic yet risky stand taken by many foreigners, foreign journalists and Christian missionaries in defiance of the Pakistani military...