Md Shahnawaz Khan Chandan | The Daily Star
  • Md Shahnawaz Khan Chandan

  • Girls Still Left Behind

    “We know education is important. All of my three daughters studied up to grade five. But in our village, the demand of dowry increases if our daughters cross 15 years of age.
  • The unresolved issue of equity

    The outcome of four months of protests for reforms on the quota system in government jobs—with protestors having to endure arbitrary arrests, subsequent imprisonment, suspension from universities and torture at the hands of law enforcers ruling party cadres—finally took shape on September 17, 2018.
  • Welcome, with caution

    Md Nasir Uddin, an employee of a private company, has been using shared motorbike rides through ride sharing apps regularly since September 2017. His rating with Uber and Pathao, two popular ride-sharing apps operating in Bangladesh, is 4.9 out of 5 and 93 percent respectively.
  • Murder in the camps

    More than 700,000 Rohingyas, who fled the genocidal military operations of Myanmar a year ago, are still living under constant threat of attack. Sheltered in 30 refugee camps in different parts of Cox's Bazar district, they are not vulnerable to Myanmar army's raid anymore. This time, they are being threatened by their own people.
  • Meet Bangladesh's future Mars explorer

    When Dr. Asharaful Amin, associate professor and chairperson of Computer Science and Engineering Department of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), started to teach Robotics as a minor course for undergrad students, he did not expect much from his students. “Study of robotics in Bangladesh is still in its infancy. Our software-based job market offers little for a robotics graduate. In the beginning, very few students wanted to take this course.”