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The vendor

Katyayani picked the quarrel.

Katyayani’s scolding enraged Vairab. If Vairab didn’t encounter vendor Hiralal then, this event wouldn’t have taken place.

Katyayani had been longing for an expensive saree for a long time.

Jobless Vairab couldn’t satisfy her desire yet for his lack of money. But he wanted to evade her by telling that he despised luxury, and […]

By |October 6th, 2018|Literature|0 Comments

We need to defend our freedom

“It criminalizes honest people — journalists, rights campaigners, social activists — just for delivering on their commitment to society. ”

 

If we have learned anything from the sufferings endured by journalists like Prabir Sikdar and Abdul Latif Moral under Section 57 of the ICT Act, we would certainly know that when a law is made, it […]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Activism, Human Rights, Politics, Society|0 Comments

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

A tiger kept prowling around a village. So the people became frightened. The cow, the calf and even men were mauled to death by the tiger. Then everyone killed the tiger with sticks, spears, lances, and guns. One was gone but came another. At last, the People begged to God,

“God, Please, protect us from the […]

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 […]

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