On the line

‘Distributors here are very afraid of taking risks’

‘Distributors here are very afraid of taking risks’

Young director Amit Ashraf has been acclaimed for his Bengali feature film ‘Udhao’ that debuted in 2013 at the Goteburg Film Festival in Sweden. Ashraf graduated from NYU Film School in 2009. He made the Tarantino-esque action packed thriller focuses on a rickshaw puller turned bounty hunter who hunts the men that leave their families behind for new lives.  Ashraf […]

‘Education and religion are being manipulated in many parts of the world’

‘Education and religion are being manipulated in many parts of the world’

Child rights advocate and Nobel peace prize winner of 2014, Kailash Satyarthi was recently in Bangladesh to attend a conference on child rights, organised by Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE). Sadiqur Rahman conversed with the individual who acted to protect the rights of more than 84,000 children from 144 countries of the world. You founded the ‘Bachpan Bachao Andolon’ in […]

‘Cartoons convey information more easily than the 10-page long written texts’

‘Cartoons convey information more easily than the 10-page long written texts’

Cartoonist Dopiaza, real name Kazi Abul Kashem, was the first Muslim cartoonist in the Indian subcontinent. He passed away on August 7, 2003. New Age’s Mehedi Haque had the rare opportunity of interviewing this prolific professional, a piece that was originally published in Unmad. Here is a translation of the original interview. You are the first Muslim cartoonist of this […]

Human traffickers are targeting people of areas in Bangladesh affected by climate change

Human traffickers are targeting people of areas in Bangladesh affected by climate change

Dr Tasneem Siddiqui, founder chair of Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), explains to Mahfuzul Haque why it is becoming increasingly easy for human traffickers to lure unfortunate Bangladeshis and Rohingyas to opt for the riskiest and illegal route to migrate to Malaysia In recent weeks, thousands of trafficked Bangladeshis and Rohingyas have been rescued from camps in Thailand […]