Aasha Mehreen Amin

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Aasha Mehreen Amin
Born Dhaka
Education Bachelor of Science
Alma mater Boston College and University of California at Berkeley
Occupation Journalist
Employer The Daily Star
Home town Dhaka
Children 1 children

Aasha Mehreen Amin is a Bangladeshi journalist and writer, former editor of the weekly Star.She is currently Senior Deputy Editor, Editorial and Opinion, The Daily Star[1]


Aasha Mehreen Amin was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She studied in Boston College, Massachusetts, United States of America, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 1991. She started as a feature writer at The Daily Star, the largest circulated English language newspaper in Bangladesh, in June 1991. She received a journalism fellowship from the University of California at Berkeley where she studied environmental and investigative journalism in 1993. She is the editor of the weekly Star published by The Daily Star, a position she has held since 1996. She publishes her own satirical column in the magazine called Postscript and a current events column No Strings Attached in the newspaper. She is the deputy editor of the Editorial and Op-ed section of The Daily Star.[2][3]

Personal life

Aasha Mehreen Amin is married and has one child.[2] Her mother, Razia Khan Amin, was a journalist and professor of University of Dhaka, and her grandfather, Maulvi Tamizuddin Khan, was a speaker of the parliament of Pakistan.[4]


  1. ^ "Writer Razia Amin passes away". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "WOA Bangladesh Aasha Mehreen Amin". beijing20.unwomen.org. UN Women. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Aasha Mehreen Amin". panoslondon.panosnetwork.org. Panos London. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Writer Razia Amin passes away". weeklyholiday.net. Holiday. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
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