Interview | The Daily Star
  • In conversation with Mohammad Sultan

    About five years ago, I had a long talk with Sultan about several political events relating to the 1952 language movement, which I had taped. Mohammed Sultan was one of the pioneers of the movement and the founder of 'Puthipotro' which was the first progressive press in the country.This conversation was first published in 'Bichitra'.

  • "Peacekeeping has to adapt to the changing nature of conflict"

    Ameerah Haq served as the Under-Secretary General (USG) for the Department of Field Support and was the highest-ranking Bangladeshi in the United Nations during those years. After four decades of heading humanitarian and development missions in Asia and Africa, she retired in 2015. In this conversation with Sarah Nafisa Shahid, exclusively conducted for Star Weekend, Haq shares reflections from her field experiences in post-conflict regions and speaks about the future of the UN's Peacekeeping department.

  • Witness to Horror: In conversation with advocate Razia Sultana

    Razia Sultana is a Rohingya lawyer and educator in Bangladesh. She is currently one of 16 women activists featured by the Nobel Women's Initiative for their work as change makers in their societies.

  • For actor and director Nandita Das, filmmaking is activism

    Backstage at this year's Dhaka Lit Fest was a riot of activity—of footsteps, voices, human bodies all jostling to snag a conversation with some of their favourite cultural minds.

  • 'Bangladesh is held in high esteem'

    Masud Bin Momen (MBM) is currently serving as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York.

  • Berlinale drops by Dhaka

    In terms of ticket sales and admissions, it holds the bragging rights for the biggest annual film festival in the world, but the Berlin International Film Festival—or Berlinale, as it is better known as—is not just about its numbers.