Monthly Archives: April 2013


No Flag Large Enough to Cover the Shame

What comes to mind when affronted by the picture above? If you didn’t know the story behind the picture, or if you hadn’t been online for the last month, you very well might think that the men standing before you are a gang of thieves who have been caught red-handed. Perhaps this is a picture that border guards have posted of some poachers or drug dealers that they have recently detained. But alas, your speculations would be incorrect if you did indeed believe that the men arrested in this picture are drug lords, poachers, or criminals of any kind. They are, however, a group of brilliant writers. These men are known as bloggers; the items that are displayed in front of them – the bloggers’ own computers and laptops – have been seized and searched by Bangladesh’s law enforcement. What a nice catch our police force has made! ....

Thank You for Discriminating

This write-up was posted previously in my own blog. This was actually my very first blog. However, it is technically my second post in this site. The previous was “Closet Case: An Experience of Coming Out of a Bangladeshi Girl”  posted in Mukto-Mona last December.

Have you ever had the feeling that you have so […]

By |April 28th, 2013|Human Rights, Society|2 Comments

The Savar Tragedy – a Horrific Flare-up of a National Disease of Bangladesh

The latest news from Savar, Bangladesh, as found in the Daily Star at 6:00 AM US Eastern DST on May 15, 2013, is that 1115 dead bodies have been recovered from the debris of a collapsed eight-story building, and 12 people died in the hospitals after being rescued alive (1). While 2,438 people have been […]

By |April 26th, 2013|bangalee freethinker, Bangladesh, Politics, Society|5 Comments


Imran Khan, the legendary cricket player and founder of Tehreek-e-Insaf party in Pakistan, has written a book entitled “Pakistan: a personal history”. In the book he describes his personal life from early child hood to 2011 in the backdrop of political situation of Pakistan. Imran is honest when he tells that his religious conviction was […]

By |April 25th, 2013|Mukto-Mona, Politics, Religion|3 Comments

The real solution to worker’s problem

It happened again. Due to the negligence of the factory owner, near 100 people died. And we are asking, how many times more! Didn’t we say last time that it will happen again and again until government protects the workers? Yes, that is how we think, probably everyone, who are neither the ruthless owners nor […]

By |April 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Release the bloggers: A Demonstration in front of the Press Club is called on May 2nd.

Four of our blogger friends have been arrested unfairly, tortured in police remand and […]

Blasphemy and the right to offend

The right to express one’s opinion freely is maybe the most important democratic right, and it is currently under assault in Bangladesh. Hifazat-e-Islam demands the introduction of strict blasphemy laws, and the government, instead of defending freedom, resorts to an ill-advised and imprudent appeasement strategy that hinders the press in its duty to inform the public, threatens the futures of young bloggers who were, and continue to be, arrested, and puts in peril the future of the democracy of the country. […]

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