Archive for May 15th, 2015

A new day for films

A new day for films

Sadiqur Rahman writes about the success and challenges being faced by a new group of film-makers and producers who are trying to revive the local film industry Sutopar Thikana, directed by Proshoon Rahman, may not have commercial stars and was not filmed or screened in the same manner as commercial movies. But the cinema released last Friday on the eve […]

A new wave in films of Bangladesh

A new wave in films of Bangladesh

This week, New Age Xtra asked the readers whether they feel that recent movies like ‘Sutopar thikana’, ‘Chuye dile mon’, ‘Zero degree’, ‘Olpo olpo premer golpo’ etc can bring back audiences from various segments of society to the cinema halls. They were also asked about the probable improvements that can be made in the filmmaking sector. Readers also commented on […]

Of black magic and envy

Of black magic and envy

New Age Xtra finds out from people in Dhaka who believe they have been done wrong through black magic Marium is a young divorcee in her thirties and the mother of an adorable little girl. She is attractive, intelligent and vivacious and after completing her master’s degree in Fashion Design and Marketing in the States, she came back to Bangladesh […]

Cosmic Sex and our search for the inner truth!

Cosmic Sex and our search for the inner truth!

by Towheed Feroze Ummmmmm! Mouthwatering, right! Well, for a few days when someone asked, so what film have you seen last, I broke into a grin and said: Cosmic Sex! Some have given me puzzled looks, others have frowned adding: apne oigulai dekhben (you only watch such rubbish!) and when my Grandmother heard the name she rolled her eyes and […]

A Trail to the rise of the sun

A Trail to the rise of the sun

by Dr Munirus Saleheen The year 1971 that saw the birth of Bangladesh indeed epitomised the fusion of ‘the best of times and the worst of times’ in a single period. It heralded a dawn that traversed through a long path of darkness. The colossal bloodbath in 1971 painted in history the rise of an independent sovereign nation that has […]

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 […]