Aasha Mehreen Amin | The Daily Star
  • Aasha Mehreen Amin

    Aasha Mehreen Amin

    Deputy Editor, Editorial & Op-ed, The Daily Star

  • Waiting for a miracle

    Waiting for a miracle

    The best thing about the building I come to work to six days a week is that it has reasonably clean (as in dry), separate toilets for women in each floor. It is a luxury that few women in this city can claim. I say “luxury” for what is a basic necessity because in Dhaka city (forget the rest of Bangladesh) having access to a reasonably useable toilet for women is a rarity. Sometimes it is a miracle.
  • For the love of the camera!

    Cameras have always had a strange effect on people. While there is a group of people who are called camera shy, who will shun any attempts of anyone trying to photograph them, who will grimace uncomfortably when the camera...
  • Say no to the right to wrong passage

    I don't know about you but when I read about traffic law enforcers stopping VIP cars going on the wrong side of the road and giving them tickets, for some reason I feel like jumping with joy. Forgive me for being gleeful at another individual's inconvenience.
  • Can we make the world colour-blind?

    Yet there it is—an inescapable, undesirable truth. And it goes far beyond the silly jibes of how you didn't get your mother's buttery complexion or the delicate hints by the parlour assistant that a “fair polish” is in order to “brighten” your dark, dull skin.
  • 'I only feel good when I'm playing the guitar'

    There is nothing dark in Zeheen's room. Nothing that reflects the heavy weight of grief that engulfs those he has left behind.
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