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Dear Mr. President, trolling women is not funny

A man’s endurance of struggles to bring happiness for the family and his joyful acceptance of it has been elucidated by Anuradha Padwal and Amit kumar in the famous Bengali love song “Tumi amay korte sukhi jibone” (https://tinyurl.com/y9uu3q5k).

Had Anuradha listened to a few of the latest jokes of our current president and former speaker Abdul Hamid, she might, perhaps, have perceived a different view. Or, […]

By |October 18th, 2018|Bangladesh, Human Rights, Politics, Society|0 Comments

The canvasser

Bonoful

Translated by Mehedi Hassan

Primarily, Katyayani was responsible for the quarrel.

Katyayani rebuked Vairab, and it made him angry, and he started roaring in mind. If canvasser Hiralal didn’t meet up with Vairab at the moment, this incident wouldn’t have happened.

Katyayani had been longing for an expensive saree for a long time.

Unemployed Vairab hadn’t satisfied her longing […]

By |October 6th, 2018|Literature|0 Comments

We need to defend our freedom

“It criminalizes honest people — journalists, rights campaigners, social activists — just for delivering on their commitment to society. ”

 

If we have learned anything from the sufferings endured by journalists like Prabir Sikdar and Abdul Latif Moral under Section 57 of the ICT Act, we would certainly know that when a law is made, it […]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Activism, Human Rights, Politics, Society|0 Comments

Today is International Blasphemy Day

“What exactly is Blasphemy”

Accusations of blasphemy and brutality by religious zealots are a historical phenomenon. Religious fundamentalism always had a tendency of opposing different worldviews and responding with cruelty. History has marked many such events since the killing of the philosopher and scientist Hypatia by a Christian mob 1,700 years ago.

However, today’s usage of the […]

By |September 30th, 2018|Human Rights, Politics, Religion, Society|0 Comments

The God

Bonoful

Translated by Mehedi Hassan

A tiger kept attacking a village. People became restless. The cow, the calve and even men were being killed by the tiger. Then, one day, everyone got out of their houses, gathered together and killed the tiger with sticks, spears, lances, and guns. One tiger went but came another. At last, […]

By |September 22nd, 2018|Literature, Religion, Society|0 Comments

Love

By: Abdur Rahim

Episode 2: The Rainbow

We put a man on the moon, broke the speed of sound, mapped the human genome, and pursue advancement of technologies including Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technology, and Cognitive Science, but love remains a complete mystery than anything else in the human mind. The word love evokes many different emotions in […]

By |September 16th, 2018|Love, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Price for freedom

Today is Avijit Roy’s 46th birthday.

This day, instead of celebration, has now become a reminder of challenges that are faced by secular humanist writers in today’s Bangladesh.

Until his last breath, Avijit, an engineer as well as a writer and a social activist, promoted human rights, rationality, and most importantly, dared to dream to transform a […]

By |September 12th, 2018|Human Rights, Mukto-Mona, Politics, Society|0 Comments
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