Tasneem Tayeb | The Daily Star
  • Tasneem Tayeb

    A closer look

  • Peace in the time of pandemic

    In a time of an unprecedented global health crisis that is only spiralling from one peak to another, one would expect all parties—warring or not—to join hands and work together to establish peace.
  • The exodus of the helpless

    Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in Bangladesh, the country’s flourishing economy had taken a hit. With the government-announced general holidays leading to closures of businesses, offices, educational institutions, shops, eateries, factories and other livelihood-generating opportunities—both formal and informal—life came to a halt in the nation.
  • PK Halder and the incredible landscape of our financial system

    Prashanta Kumar Halder’s financial misadventures and subsequent escape from the country with Tk 3500 crore, which made the headlines recently, has brought into the fore Bangladesh’s struggles with systemic irregularities in its financial sector.
  • Delinquent youths of a delinquent society

    Children, like adults, can get embroiled in conflicts with the law. When juveniles commit criminal offences, they are placed in Juvenile Development Centres (JDC) rather than jails, where constructive counselling is supposed to be provided so that they realise their mistakes and come out of these centres better human beings. The reality of these JDCs, as perhaps one would expect, is pretty different.
  • Our heritage sites need our help to stem the ravages of time and negligence

    The dilapidated condition of the lonely ruins scattered across the country can be attributed to many reasons.