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Moderate and extremely clueless

By Balasubramanian Venkatakrishnan

Apparently extremism has no religion. So I guess religion gets to wash its hands clean every time someone bad invokes it. In a different way, that thought makes religion even more scary. Extremism could hijack any religion! Like computer viruses that work on Windows, OSX and Linux (Yes they exist). All one needs […]

By |March 20th, 2016|Freethinking, Religion|5 Comments

How does ISIS get weapons from its enemies?

Maheen Ahmad

ISIS is well-armed, but where does it get its weapons when it lacks the legitimacy of a state and the (known) support of any government? Thanks to loopholes in government arms regulations and profit-driven dealers, ISIS manages to get its hands on weapons coming from the countries fighting them.

The global black […]

By |January 7th, 2016|International, Politics, Religion, Terrorism|9 Comments

Passion for Freedom’s recognition of Bangladeshi Bloggers and its Annual Art Festival

Written by: Shyamol Shikdar

Passion for Freedom is a UK based organization that aims to create space for artists and writers who discuss subjects omitted in politically correct circles. Its goals include promoting value of individual’s freedom and the advancement of the society through critically informed debates. It also organizes an annual art festival in London […]

By |October 4th, 2015|Avijit Roy, bangalee freethinker, Mukto-Mona|2 Comments

Rise of religious extremism in Bangladesh: Old product in a new wrapping

I am very emotional about our liberation war and I am sure many of you are also. My emotions are intrigued by the stories I have been hearing from my childhood. I haven’t seen the war, but I have lived it in my mind. I have felt the sorrow, the pain and the anguish of […]

By |October 2nd, 2015|Activism, Avijit Roy, Bangladesh, Terrorism|2 Comments

Plight of secular bloggers in Bangladesh: Official apathy and indifference emboldens murderous Islamic extremists

Written By: Kausik Datta

Again! Again, murderous violence against a secular, atheist blogger by vile, despicable Islamic extremists in Bangladesh!

The shocking news brought a sense of overwhelming numbness that altogether masked my usual emotional reactions at such news – bitter sadness, frustration and impotent rage, and eventually resigned acceptance. This was the fifth such incident since […]

Winter Elegy

Ashraful Alam

Once upon a time in a small suburban town centre called Sunshine, I was in desparate search of Sunshine every morning. That was my first winter down under, in this Terra Australis Incognita, thousands of miles away from where I spent 30 winters of my life hitherto. The gloomy days and chilling nights of […]

By |July 25th, 2015|Culture, Uncategorized|3 Comments

An appeal to the citizens of Bangladesh

By The Secular Mind

The grip the parties of God have on our nation seems to be clasping down with more ferocity every moment. It is no longer entirely safe to voice a secular opinion, lest one risks their personal well-being. We find ourselves in a precarious situation. It is no longer safe to criticise the […]

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