Sohana Manzoor | The Daily Star
  • Sohana Manzoor

  • Substitute Cook

    Last November, our elderly maid servant Fatema’s ma who works full-time at our house, wanted to take leave to get her son married. Of course, I agreed immediately. But she would be gone for about two weeks and hence she proposed that her eldest son’s wife might work in her absence.
  • Sparkling Elizabeth and Timid Anne: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

    Readers over the last two centuries have generally liked the bright and sparkling world of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, whereas Persuasion has often been described as “a departure from the rest of the novels, a turning away from the brilliant and public play of the mind for the deep and private truths of the heart” (Morgan 168).
  • When harassment is the norm

    Sometime during the pre-lockdown era, I was standing in queue at the Dhanmondi branch of a renowned bank.
  • Baishakh at the Wake of Covid 19

    It all started with someone responding to a Facebook post on Coronavirus—wishing that all the problems would be over before the
  • Where to?

    Some weird things happen sometimes. It was just midday when his mother was done with her cooking. She got up from sitting position with her two hands on her knees and went to sit in the yard to relieve rheumatism in the sunlight. On her way, she called out to her second daughter, “Mitu, serve Milu his lunch. I’ll rest awhile.”