Monthly Archives: September 2018

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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

The tiger infested public places. People became restless. The cow, the calve and even men were being killed by the tiger. Then, one day, everyone got out of their house, gathered together and killed a tiger with sticks, spears, lances, and guns. One tiger died but came another. At last, people prayed […]

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

In a world of ideas

“The 2,400-year-old fight for free speech”

The man who stood for freedom.” That’s how Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been branded by the world of academia.

But what, precisely, is this freedom that puts Ai Weiwei at the centre of attention of scholars from across the world?

The ancient root of this struggle can be traced back to […]

Avijit Roy would have been 46 today

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By |September 12th, 2018|Avijit Roy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A drop of water

Bonoful

Translated by mehedi hassan

It was in my knowing that the landlord of Ramganj Shambabu was a whimsical person. But I didn’t even imagine that his craziness could go so far. Waking up that morning, I got an invitation letter. Shambabu invited all of our family members to his mother’s funeral. Getting the letter, I […]

By |September 4th, 2018|Literature|0 Comments
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