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Aasha Mehreen Amin

Aasha Mehreen Amin born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, completed her Bachelor of Science from Boston College (US) in 1991. She went to University of California at Berkeley on a journalism fellowship in 1993. She joined The Daily Star in 1991 June and has been working there for the last 20 years.

She has been the Editor of The Star weekly magazine, a publication of The Daily Star (Bangladesh) since 1996. Currently she is Magazine Editor and Feature Editor of The Daily Star. She writes a weekly satirical column called ‘Postscript’ for The Star. She lives in Dhaka with her husband and daughter.

Journalism by Aasha Mehreen Amin

Schools of hope


In Bangladesh, family poverty and poor quality state education forces millions of children out of primary school. Girls in particular lose out as they are often the first to be called on to get a job or help their parents at home. But new flexible learning centres are hoping to change this.

Life on the fringes: the cost of health


The rising cost of living in Dhaka’s urban slums, in Bangladesh, has made healthcare an increasingly unaffordable luxury.

Life on the fringes: survival


Life in Dhaka's shanty towns is a perpetual struggle. Aasha Mehreen Amin spoke to men and women about life in poverty.

Aasha Amin