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India-Bangladesh relationship : Look beyond economics

The relationship between Bangladesh and India mainly concentrates on economics and often on divisions- religious divides, land and border disputes, export-import imbalance, sovereignty, nationalism, difference between political trends and often hatred.

Nations can be analysed from different angles and from different aspects. Lets not forget, each and every nation has its own unique attributes. Different sets […]

Bonya Receives Freedom From Religion Foundation’s ‘Forward’ Award 2016

Thanks to Freedom from Religion Foundation for the Forward Award. Thanks for being a partner at this critical time, helping the freethinkers in Bangladesh from half the world away. Let me introduce myself first and then I will come to the situation in Bangladesh.

I am Rafida Bonya Ahmed, I normally write with my middle name […]

The Dysfunctional Majoritarianism

By: Tonoy Emroz

Dhaka international airport, the gateway of Bangladesh, each bright neon sign of this large modern structure is a constant reminder of our moral bankruptcy, political Islam and spreading root of communal majoritarianism into every element of the society.

How significant are the names Shah Jalal, Shah Paran, Shah Makhdum in terms of shaping our […]

By |September 29th, 2016|Bangladesh, Free Speech, Human Rights|0 Comments

The Legacy of a Martyred Freethinker

By: Adeeb Chowdhury

For some, Avijit Roy was the harbinger of freethinking, an incandescent augury,
heralding in a new era placing emphasis on logic, science, and reason, and ridding ourselves of
past superstitions and erroneous, fallacious beliefs, and a forerunner of the nationwide deviation
from the irrational. He served as a beacon of social […]

By |September 10th, 2016|Avijit Roy, Bangladesh, Blogger killings, Freethinking|1 Comment

Stop this Insanity

By: Kazi Muinur Rahman

Insanity is when you keep doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting
different outcomes. And the current state of affairs in Dhaka and Bangladesh, seem to make
me think that we are going insane. No one seem to have learned. Killing people because their
opinions differ from […]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Bangladesh|0 Comments

Zahir Raihan was accused of defaming Sheikh Mujib

Zahir Raihan (19 August 1935 – 30 January 1972) was a Bangladeshi novelist, writer and filmmaker. He is perhaps best known for his documentary ‘’Stop Genocide’’, made during the Bangladesh Liberation War. He was an activist of the Language Movement of 1952. The influence of the language movement was so high on him that he […]

By |August 22nd, 2016|1971 genocide, Bangladesh, History, Liberation war|0 Comments

Commemorating Niloy Neel: Perished by Al-Qaeda’s Sword, Immortal with the Pen.

Bangladesh, especially the secular progressive section of the country, is under attack by two extremely brutal Islamic terror organizations, namely Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Islamic State (IS). Both of these organizations belong to the Sunni sect and they adhere to tow different strategies to establish Islamic rule in Bangladesh. While IS can […]

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