Mohammad Al-Masum Molla | The Daily Star
  • Mohammad Al-Masum Molla

    Mohammad Al-Masum Molla

    Multimedia journalist with nearly 10 years’ experience in mainstream media in Bangladesh with a background in investigative journalism and environmental, political and human rights reporting.

  • Fruits for all seasons

    What if the fruit you love is available in the market not only for a few months, but throughout the whole year? And what if this very fruit does not need to be imported but is grown locally and sold at a street cart in your neighbourhood?
  • Refugee Camps: Crime spikes while Rohingyas despair

    With uncertainty shrouding the Rohingya repatriation, crimes -- from petty thefts to drug peddling, abduction to murder -- have become a commonplace at the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar. Many of the Rohingyas, sheltered in Bangladesh, are now living in a state of panic. They blame unemployment in the camp and rivalry
  • Subir Nandi

    ‘Music has no short cuts’

    While reminiscing about his childhood days at Teliapara Tea Estate of Habiganj, Subir Nandi used to say, “I was born in nature and I was taught music by nature.” As a young boy he would often listen to long plays in the peace and quiet of the tea garden which eventually encouraged him to take up music. Dada’s (he was like an older brother to me) father, Sudhangshu Bhusan Nandi, an army man and a music lover who managed the tea garden, owned a large wooden box full of long play records of various genres. Thus there was no dearth of music for the young Subir to draw inspiration from.
  • Mango Production: Output likely to fall 10pc this year

    With the start of the Bangla month of Falgun, Nabidul Islam was over the moon to see his orchards adorned with mango buds. The grower in Kaliganj of Satkhira was expecting a bumper yield this year but there were unexpected rains coupled with hailstorms damaging a section of the buds in late February.
  • Diet deteriorating for 3 decades

    Poor diet has become a major concern for Bangladesh as changing dietary patterns show that people are less focused on consuming whole grains, fresh produce and nuts, leading to disease and death.