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Antibiotic Resistance: Enemy on the Prowl

By: Atonu Chakrabortty

Introduction:

Not by a secret weapon or by a superman with inflated muscles, wobbly cloak and a big “S” stamped on his chest in the “War of the Worlds” by H.G. Wells, the Martians were defeated by the true rulers of the Earth, the bacteria, against which the invaders did not have resistances […]

By |July 8th, 2018|Science, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shahjahan Bachchu: A martyr of free thoughts

“in recent years no other country of the world has recorded more hostility towards intellect than Bangladesh, not even Pakistan or Iran.” 

In a bid to silence the critical voices of the country, yet another name has been added to our very own ever-growing list of Martyrs of free thoughts.

The tragic murder of poet and publisher […]

By |June 12th, 2018|bangalee freethinker, Bangladesh, Mukto-Mona, Society|0 Comments

Why should Bangladesh have Ombudsman institution?

‘At the heart of the theory of democracy rests a cardinal premise: Dignity of the representatives and rights of the citizens.’

In 1991 at the very beginning of the democratic journey it has been recorded that 44% of the total population of Bangladesh lived in poverty, and today Bangladesh has successfully graduated from the LDC rank.

This […]

Palestinian Homeland – How Much Blood to Shed?

By Shazzad Khan

It has been quite astonishing to hear recently from the Saudi crown prince that Israel has the ‘right’ to live in peace on ‘its land’! His comment coincided when Israeli troops killed 16 Palestinians and injured more than 1000, while they (Palestinians) were observing their Land Day just four days ago. In […]

The Most Intractable Problem of the USA

The President weeps after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

A 52 years old stay-at-home mother in a very low-crime peaceful town called Newtown in Connecticut is a gun-enthusiast! She loves guns and shooting! She has at least 5 guns at home. She also has a mentally handicapped son, 20 years of age. One day, that […]

By |March 25th, 2018|Freethinking, International, Mukto-Mona, Politics|0 Comments

Times of India Interview: Might is right is the only language we have reverted to as a society: Rafida Bonya Ahmed

Link to the news article: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/might-is-right-is-the-only-language-we-have-reverted-to-as-a-society-rafida-bonya-ahmed/articleshow/63260016.cms

KOLKATA: Three years is a long, long time. Or perhaps, it isn’t since some wounds are perpetually raw. The compulsion to move on only forces the scars to be hidden under the carapaces of scabbed-over sensibilities.
Avijit Roy – a prominent secularist and atheist – had earned his share of friends […]

By |March 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Attack on Professor Muhammad Zafar Iqbal

Yesterday, there was an attempt on the life of Professor Muhammad Zafar Iqbal who is a leading intellectual in Bangladesh, . The assassin was standing behind Prof. Iqbal when he was overseeing a robotics meet at Sylhet’s Shah Jalal Engineering and Technology University. The attacker managed to stab him in the head with a dagger. […]

By |March 4th, 2018|bangalee freethinker|1 Comment
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