Mannan Mashhur Zarif | The Daily Star
  • Mannan Mashhur Zarif

  • The man beyond the art

    Apart from being one of the most prominent modern painters of Bangladesh, it is common knowledge that Murtaja Baseer wore a hat with many feathers. He was not only an accomplished painter, noted novelist, and all in all, a socially conscious individual, but also a keen collector of coins, stamps, bank notes, and matchboxes.
  • Le Smoking Tuxedo

    Parisian fashion of the 1960s was witness to winds of change. And the world followed suit.
  • Monsoon and memories

    The English rain feels obligatory, like paperwork. It dampens already damp days and slicks the stones already smoothened by the ravages of a thousand seasons.
  • Movies for a rainy day

    As cliched as it may sound, rainy-days have a special place in our hearts. For some, it’s the pitter patter of the rainfall, perhaps the picturesque cityscape visible through the open glass windows, or that earthy smell accompanying the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.
  • Sylhet’s Dhamail: an ode to joy and community music

    The singing troupes are, more often than not, amateurs. In wealthy households, professional musicians, or geedal as they are