Naadir Junaid

The writer is Professor, Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Dhaka.

December 23, 2020
December 23, 2020

The misdeed of masquerading as a Muktijoddha

Bangladesh emerged as an independent nation through the unconditional surrender of the Pakistani army to the joint command of Bangladesh and Indian forces on December 16, 1971.

November 30, 2020
November 30, 2020

Looking at the November coups through a neutral lens

Newspaper articles published on the military coups held in Dhaka in November 1975 are often coloured by the authors’ political standpoints and ideologies.

November 6, 2020
November 6, 2020

How respectful are we of the ideals of Liberation War?

In 1971, the Pakistani military junta wanted to prevent Bengalis of then East Pakistan from pursuing their just demands by using brute force.

August 29, 2020
August 29, 2020

Destroyed, but not defeated

It is said that in times of peace, sons bury their fathers, but in war, it is the fathers who bury their sons. On August 29, 1971, the Pakistani army caught Bodiul Alam (Bodi), Shafi Imam (Rumi),...

June 2, 2020
June 2, 2020

Courage, thy name is Devdas

Recently, Mujibor Rahman Devdas passed away. Although the state honoured him with the Ekushey Padak, he had to lead his life in isolation and remained totally unknown to many people.

May 16, 2020
May 16, 2020

Are we praising the right films?

When did we last watch a formally-innovative Bangladeshi film that made a conscious attempt to confront and denounce a long-standing social problem of our country? And when did we last witness...

April 24, 2020
April 24, 2020

Mindlessness as Food for the Mind?

At a time when it is essential to maintain social distancing in order to remain safe amidst the Covid-19 outbreak, we see many people displaying a reckless disregard for the need to stay indoors.

January 3, 2019
January 3, 2019

Remembering Mrinal Sen, whose films connote courage and consciousness

Only a handful of Bengali filmmakers are revered in the realm of world cinema whose names are mentioned with legendary directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, Ingmar Bergman, Luis...

August 29, 2017
August 29, 2017

They gave their today, for our tomorrow

Today, on another August 29, how many people remember that dark night when these patriotic and fearless young men had been captured? Do the members of our new generation have any interest in...

August 8, 2017
August 8, 2017

Save our heroes from oblivion

My current students' unfamiliarity with Major Ziauddin only shows that the unwillingness of our young people to know about the heroes of 1971 persists.