A life lived in writing


Category : Imdadul Haque Milon, Interview

MilonImdadul Haque Milon, one of the most celebrated writers in the country, talks to Khaled Yasin Rashid about retirement and how the country has failed to produce any great writer after Humayun Ahmed, Zafar Iqbal and Anisul Haque.

The highly anticipated third and final volume of Noorjahan, by one of the most prominent Bangla fiction writers,

Imdadul Haque Milon, is almost out of the woodworks. The book, which is scheduled to be published next February, will cement the authors place as one of the most flexible writers in Bangladeshi literature.

A setback – social, political and economic


Category : Dr. Serajul I. C., Interview

Professor Serajul Islam Chowdhury , an eminent educationist, tells New Age. Interviewed by Mir Ashfaquzzaman

Do you find the two-year emergency rule legitimate — politically and constitutionally?

The two-year emergency rule was unexpected. What we were looking forward to was a caretaker government that would continue for three months and arrange for the general elections. However, the strife that developed, and the situation of near-confrontation, between the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and the Awami League made the declaration of a state of emergency necessary. It was not legitimate,

Interview with Habib Wahid


Category : Habib Wahid, Interview

For someone who is so deeply passionate about music, someone who feels rhythm deep inside veins, someone who is so in love with the sound of music, someone who is truly drawn in to reach the hearts of the mass through melody- Habib is surely an emblem of everything musical and ‘deshi.’ Beautiful songs that were un-heard of for many many years, songs that most definitely captured emotions of geniuses who weren’t fortunate enough to reach to the mass, Habib re-created them in his own exclusive style and brought it to

Talking Polls And Beyond


Category : B. Chowdhury, Interview

Fifteenth president of the country, Prof Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury was born in November 1932 in Bikrampur. A renowned professor of medicine, he entered politics as the founder secretary general of BNP. He was elected MP for several times and served as cabinet minister during 1979-1982, 1991-1996 and 2001 till he was elected President on November 12, 2001. After resigning as President on June 21, 2002, he formed Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) which later merged into Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on October 26, 2006. However, Chowdhury and his allies left LDP and reestablished BDB after eight months. Wasim Bin Habib and Suranjith Debnath took this interview.

Bureaucratic nature of state allows frequent military interventions in politics


Category : Dr. Serajul I. C., Interview

Eminent educationist Serajul Islam Chowdhury , tells New Age.
Interviewed by Mir Ashfaquzzaman
You were culturally/intellectually active before and during the country’s war of national independence, which was a culmination of a series of social, political and cultural movements against the Pakistani military rulers of the day. What were the political motivations behind your active role in the war of national independence?

Chasi Nazrul Islam


Category : Chasi Nazrul, Interview

Trying to become Dilip Kumar
Chashi Nazrul Islam tells Mushfique Wadud that his films on the war of independence are his greatest achievement and reveals where he got his very original name

Little Tinu goes to Mumbai to become a hero like Dilip Kumar, though he has no idea about the place and does not know anyone there.

Purabi Basu…The Scientist


Category : Interview, Purabi Basu

“Questions of science, science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart”
Coldplay, The Scientist

Purabi Basu has been a prolific writer for over 30 years now, a scientist by profession and creative writer by choice. Writing in Bangla she has been one of the foremost exponents of the short story and her themes of choice are anything but ordinary. Dealing with almost every topic under the sun, her writing could not be more different from her profession; she uses the limited canvas of the short

Blending feminism and humanism


Category : Famous, Interview, Purabi Basu

Purabi Basu is a pharmacologist by profession. Apart from several articles in her own field, Dr Basu is also an exceptionally fine short story writer, receiving the Anannya Sahitya Purashkar for 2005. Among her collections of short stories are Purabi Basur Galpa (1989), Ajanma Parabasi (1992), Se Nahi Nahi (1995), Anitya Ananda (2000) and Josna Karechhe Ari (2005). Recently Niaz Zaman and Robab Rosan from New Age talked to Purabi Basu about her writing.