Conversations

‘The world is noticing opportunities in Bangladesh’

  Bangladesh and Singapore have always enjoyed friendly bilateral relations over the last four-and-half decades since the establishment of diplomatic relations in February 1972. The Head of the Singapore Consulate here, Darryl Lau, will be leaving soon after Eid-ul-Fitr completing his Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

‘Long-term interests should dictate engagement’

  Pre-eminent political scientist and chair of the Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University, Dr Ali Riaz, answers three key questions relating to Bangladesh as part of the Belt and Road Initiative, and how it plays off against Thursday, May 25th, 2017

“You can’t hope to control the flow of information any longer”

  Matiur Rahman, Editor and publisher of Prothom Alo is one of the most respected journalists in South Asia. In an editorial career spanning 47 years, he has founded and managed some of Bangladesh’s most successful newspapers. He won the Ramon Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Hasina, Modi, Mamata: The Triangular Tryst with Trust

  AK Fazlul Huq  turned to the Muslim League for support for a coalition government, and obtained it. This had significant impact on the future of Bengal politics. First, it led to a closing of ranks among the Muslims of ‘ashraf’ Thursday, May 11th, 2017

In conversation with Shahidul Alam, the quintessential photographer

  Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before taking up photography, concentrating on issues of social justice. A former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the award-winning Drik agency, the Bangladesh Photographic Institute and Pathshala, the South Thursday, May 11th, 2017

From Climate Change to Collapsed States

  Major General A N M Muniruzzaman, ndc, psc (Retd), President of the security think-tank Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies, was invited to give a briefing at a consultative meeting of the UN Security Council at the UN headquarters Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Believing in Bangladesh: Interview with Dr. Kamal Hossain

  On Dr. Kamal Hossain’s 80th birthday, Dhaka Courier pays tribute by reprinting a 2014 interview with the jurist, statesman and freedom fighter. He was interviewed by Shayan S Khan.   By anyone’s standard, Kamal Hossain is an extremely accomplished individual. Over the Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

“The Liberation War Museum is a movement for a secular and liberal society”

  Mofidul Hoque is co-founder and one of eight Trustees of the Liberation War Museum. He played a key role in the planning and execution of the relocated museum which was opened by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recently. He is also Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

“Bangladesh is an attractive destination for Romanian investment”

  H.E. Mr. Radu Octavian Dobre, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania in New Delhi, recently visited Bangladesh with the aim of further strengthening ties between the two countries. Syed Zain Al-Mahmood caught up with him to discuss trade, tourism and Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Beyond Art: The Story of Nakshi Kantha

  In conversation with Cathy Stevulak, the Director and Leonard Hill, the Producer, of the award-winning documentary, Threads.   Why did you make Threads? What is the core message you tried to convey?   Cathy: We started to make the film about Suraiya Rahman’s art Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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