Mathews Chiran | The Daily Star
  • Mathews Chiran

  • The curious case of e-ticketing

    The queue at Bangladesh National Museum was a little unusual this Friday. Things were getting a bit chaotic too. The issue laid with some who were being refused to enter. Waiting at the back of the line for a long time, they couldn’t believe they were being turned back.
  • A unique Christmas celebration

    Christmas, the biggest religious festival of the Christian community, is back again after a year-long wait, with the same exuberance among the community. Billions across the globe will observe the day, and Bangladeshi Christians will join in on the celebration as well.
  • Bleeding for Survival- First Garo band to be featured on GAAN app

    Rock band Bleeding for Survival is the first ever band from Garo community-- an indigenous community of Bangladesh-- to be featured on the leading music streaming platform, GAAN app.
  • Parampara: An effort to appreciate history

    Reading about Bangladesh’s rich history gives us an understanding about the people’s struggles, and helps us realise and value their sacrifices.
  • Push button signals for pedestrian crossing: DNCC pursuing it despite little evidence of utility

    People holding out their hands to stop speedy vehicles, buses stopping randomly to take in passengers, cars zooming past pedestrians crossing the road -- this is the chaotic scenario at the road crossing in front of Brac University at the capital’s Mohakhali.