Shoaib Ahmed Sayam

Sub-editor of City Desk. You can reach me at shoaib.ahmed@thedailystar.net

December 4, 2021
December 4, 2021

‘Trust us, we got this, for real this time’

The government of Chapasthan has assured its people that they will be absolutely safe from the Omicron variant of Covid-22, as authorities, under the celestial guidance of the supreme leader, have...

November 27, 2021
November 27, 2021

All roads to be converted into racetracks: Minister

The minister of roads and highways recently decided to turn all thoroughfares of Chapasthan into racetracks, as the country’s drivers have a natural inclination towards going fast and putting...

November 20, 2021
November 20, 2021

Previous generation always has it harder than latest one: Study

A recent study has found that every problem the current generation faces is nothing compared to what the previous generation went through. 

October 30, 2021
October 30, 2021

‘We want our discounts’

With slogans like “We want our half-priced bikes” and “Keep the discounts coming”, thousands of citizens from a specific walk of life held a demonstration at the capital’s Chahbagh intersection. 

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

Country in disbelief after 3,718th episode of majority-on-minority violence

As is tradition, Chapasthan witnessed yet another spate of violence perpetrated by the majority on the minority in the past couple of days, triggering the country’s authorities and experts to...

October 9, 2021
October 9, 2021

All international indexes are conspiracies: Minister

Chapasthan has landed at the bottom of yet another international index, but the country’s top officials, like every other time, are not convinced by the report. 

February 14, 2021
February 14, 2021

Navigating Dhaka by bus with Google Maps

Dhaka is not a big city, but it is not an organised city either. Old Dhaka was fondly called ‘Bayanno Bajar Teppanno Goli’r Shohor’ (a city of 52 bazaars and 53 lanes) by many, and many parts of...

January 16, 2021
January 16, 2021

Citizens visibly shaken by ‘Visible 2021’

On January 1, 2021, Chapasthan transformed into a “utopia”. Weeks have passed, but Chapasthanis are still struggling to face reality.

July 25, 2020
July 25, 2020

Is the ban proving counterproductive?

Despite suspension of ridesharing services via motorcycles due to health safety concerns, bikers can still be seen with their vehicles parked at intersections in the capital, waving to potential...

July 4, 2020
July 4, 2020

First-world travel vlogger discovers Dhaka after barely interacting with locals

“Hi, everyone! Did you miss me? Of course, you did. It’s your favourite wanderlust-stricken traveller, coming to you from Da…Dacca, Bangladesh,” Ryan said, lying in his hospital bed, holding up the...