Nilima Jahan | The Daily Star
  • Nilima Jahan

    Reporter/Feature Writer at Star Weekend, The Daily Star; Loves nature, arts, music and eating a lot of spicy foods. She can be contacted at

  • Is marriage a license to rape?

    Last year, 24-year-old Otoshi* divorced her husband because she had an unhappy and abusive conjugal life. Even today, she hasn’t been able to share the actual reason behind her divorce with her family members, except with her mother. The rest of her family and relatives blame her for failing to lead a domestic life with her well-off husband with a government job.
  • Why women are reluctant to visit ob-gyns

    It took two years for 42-year-old Solema Begum to meet a gynaecologist for a lump that was developing in one of her breasts.
  • Home for the homeless children

    A year and a half ago, five-year-old Ashik had to face the harshest reality of his young life.
  • Jhenaidah: A death a day

    According to the latest data from the World Health Organisation (WHO), Bangladesh witnesses six incidents of suicide for every
  • Rana The Dhakaiya Gully Boy

    While waiting in front of the central library of the University of Dhaka, a small crowd drew my attention. I was trying to see what was