Rafidah Rahman | The Daily Star
  • Rafidah Rahman

    Rafidah Rahman is a teeny-tiny Hulk, she's always angry and she's always hungry. A cynical dreamer and a food enthusiast, she's your everyday entertainment.

  • My journey as a United Nations Volunteer

    I am a United Nations Volunteer. Working as a UNV Communications Assistant at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Bangladesh, I am often asked, “How did you end up working in Communications, that too being an Environmental Science graduate?” Well, it all began with a hobby.
  • Why we need meena again

    In the past couple of years, the world has taken a huge paradigm shift. Through globalisation and changing mindsets, a lot is being spoken about today that was considered taboo even a decade ago. Be it feminism, menstrual hygiene, mental health, environmentalism, body positivity or even the drawbacks of the education system.

    If there's one thing the world learnt from the untimely death of Chester Bennington and our very own Zaheen Ahmed last year, is that mental health is as important if not more important than physical health.
  • Why fandoms are important

    Being a 90s girl, I'm accustomed to forming mutual bonds with people over books, TV shows, movies, music, and other forms of pop culture from that decade. To be precise, I'm a flagbearer of fandoms. However, one thing I usually notice these days especially from people who consider themselves 'not-too-mainstream' is a sort of disdain for the whole fandom culture. Those of us fanboying/fangirling are labelled as childish, frivolous, or social media attention seekers with nothing better to do.
  • It's “butter” than the rest

    Located on the first floor of FR Tower in Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Butter - The Bakery and Waffle House launched less than a month ago. Its predecessor, the much-loved Yellow Submarine Café had closed down back in 2016.