Yearly Archives: 2017

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Rape

First part

Mansur was aimlessly wandering along the earthen road beside the village he lived in and the sun was a few steps away from middle of the sky. He made the day off by his […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Literature, Women|1 Comment

Remembering Ananta Bijoy: An unsung luminous soul

There was a time when only a handful of intellectuals dared to promote free thought and rational thinking countering religious dogmas and superstitions. Their writings were often too complicated for mass people’s understanding, for which they gained little or no attention. Few writers realized the significance of promoting scientific thoughts at the grass-root level. Ananta […]

By |May 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

DGFI helped militant group Huji form political party

WikiLeaks has been publishing the secret US documents for the last few years. The documents also include a number of Dhaka embassy telegrams sent to Washington, some of which have already been published by different media and exposed our politicians, governments, government agencies and others.

Now it has been proved that during the army-backed caretaker government, […]

By |May 9th, 2017|Bangladesh, History, Politics, Religion|0 Comments

When the next flood comes will we be better prepared?

This article was originally published in “The Daily Star” Opinion section on May 06, 2017.

Dam after dam gave in to the unseasonably early rainfall in the Haor area (a floodplain depression in the Northeastern region) of Bangladesh. Desperate farmers watched helplessly as the onrush of water submerged their crops right before harvest. Millions of […]

By |May 7th, 2017|Bangladesh|0 Comments

Mashal Khan’s Murderers Must be Brought to Justice and Anti-Blasphemy Laws Must be Abolished

Mukto-Mona is saddened to learn that Mashal Khan, a twenty-three years old student was shot and brutally beaten to death by a mob that included fellow students on April 13, 2017. He was accused of blasphemy. Mashal, who called himself “The Humanist” on Facebook, was a student at Abdul Wali Khan University in […]

It is in outrage….

1. It is in outrage, deep frustration and on the verge of losing it I note the capitulation of the political leadership of Bangladesh to the ignorant, obscurantist, reactionary cabal of so called Islamic leaders, who are actually corrupt, immoral, deviant political hucksters.
2. To a large extent, it is also the fault of the […]

Group of Bangladeshi Teens on a Mission: Stopping Child Marriage

By Adeeb Chowdhury

The path to gender equality in Bangladesh is a long, winding, and difficult path. It is a path marred by anti-equality laws and scarred by traditional family roles, especially in rural areas. These “traditional” roles are the toxins poisoning the bloodstream of the feminist movement across the nation—these roles are what is handicapping […]

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