Yearly Archives: 2014

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Truth or Dare

“So, how many boyfriends did you have before?”

I stared at my friend for a moment; then regretted playing truth or dare. I didn’t know why we had to play this game every time we have a party. I decided to be honest.

“I have had three relationships before.”

Is that truth? Yes. Is that […]

By |December 27th, 2014|Human Rights|0 Comments

Save Sundarbans – UNESCO World Heritage Site – from destruction

An Open Letter to the Government of Bangladesh – The Survival of Sundarbans Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

We, the scientists, engineers, academics, medical doctors and professionals of many other disciplines of Bangladeshi heritage living abroad and in Bangladesh as well as conscientious foreign nationals and dignitaries, are gravely concerned over the survival of Sundarbans, […]

By |December 22nd, 2014|Bangladesh, Culture, International, Society|3 Comments

AFETR THE MASSACRE

Following the tragic massacre of school children in Pakistan on 16.12.2014, the establishment is showing knee jerk reactions. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has labeled the untimely death of students as his personal loss and strongly spoke for withdrawing moratorium on death sentence and pressed for capital punishment of 55 terrorists whose hanging was withheld earlier. […]

By |December 21st, 2014|bangalee freethinker, International, Religion, Society, Terrorism|1 Comment

A street girl

A young man, wearing in winter clothes, came out of a Moscow nightclub two O’clock at night. It was snowing there, and the temperature was -04 degree Celsius.

As he was walking along a lane connecting the nightclub and the highway, he noticed a figure standing by a lamppost on the footpath. There were neither […]

By |December 18th, 2014|Literature, Society, Women|1 Comment

The Massacre at a School in a Failed State

Isn’t it intriguing that, when Bangladesh is celebrating the victory month, Pakistan is in shock due to the killing of almost 150 people, mostly students, in a military-run school?

I generally ignore news headlines that are about Pakistan. For I have concluded that nothing good could come out of that goddamn place. Of course, now I […]

By |December 17th, 2014|Activism, Mukto-Mona, Politics, Religion, Society, Terrorism|3 Comments

THE LAPTOP JIHADI

Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the young Bengali Muslim ‘laptop Jihadi’ from Kolkata was arrested in Bangalore (India) a couple of days back. Mehdi was working in an MNC there. He comes from a middle class family and has a bachelor degree in electronics. Mekhail Biswas, father of Mehdi, quite reasonably, doubted that it could be a […]

“Hear it? Indian secularism is both enduring & audible”

The article under above title written by M J Akbar & published in The Times of India on 7th December 2014 is copied and pasted below. The visitors may find the contents interesting.
-Bhaskar
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As the debate continues to swirl around secularism, albeit with ebbing intensity, but still provoking a loose nerve or two, an intriguing question […]

By |December 7th, 2014|Activism, Culture, Human Rights, India, Religion|5 Comments
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