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Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Today (September 14) is Ada Lovelace Day. Did we know that?

This day is tied with Ada Byron who has been recognized as the ‘first computer programmer’ (though it is still subject to debate).

Well…this post is not only about Ada. We know the names of Hypatia, Madame Curie, Rosalind Franklin, Lise Meitner, Rachel Carson, Barbara McClintock, […]

Happy Blasphemy Day, Happy Birthday ‘Mukto Mona’

I wrote a piece in Bengali on Blasphemy day, 2013.  I could not find time earlier to post this in English blog. Here it is:  

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Today is September 30th, also known as Blasphemy Rights day.  This day is dedicated to those who are systematically being persecuted, harassed, or killed for their simple expression of Freethought […]

At Least at the UN, Palestine Returns Home

by César Chelala

After an overwhelming vote in her favor (138-9 with 41 abstentions), Palestine has finally returned home. Sixty-five years after the United Nations General Assembly voted for the partition of Palestine into two states (one Jewish and one Arab), Palestine was granted a non-member observer State status in the United Nations, reaffirming […]

By |December 1st, 2012|Celebration, International|2 Comments

No hero or leader, but many villains the Language Movement had spawned

 

 

 

 

I come form a generation who had witnessed Language Movement as a child residing in Dhaka metropolis.  At home our elders talked incessantly about the struggle concerning establishing Bengali as one of the state languages of Pakistan and in a small gathering in early fifties, our teachers in schools also talked about it, and so […]

By |February 20th, 2010|Celebration|1 Comment

Idolaters

Idolaters

 

 

 

 Jiten Roy

 

 

Even though all religions, except Islam, sanction some form of idol-worshiping, Hinduism is synonymous with this practice. In other words, 60% people on the face of the earth partake in some form of worshiping practices with Idols. What’s the rationale of the idol-worshiping? I will try to present herewith the Hindu perspective of idol-worshiping. […]

By |February 14th, 2010|Celebration, Culture, Religion|6 Comments

Cheers!

 

Cheers!

 

Jiten Roy

 

 

 

We just finished celebrating the Durga-Puja during September – October, and Thanksgiving in November. Here, I am getting ready to celebrate Christmas in December, just like many other years before. I have decorated my house with colorful lights, extended invitation to my friends to spend the Christmas Eve with us. My wife is […]

By |December 19th, 2009|Celebration|0 Comments

‘Ramadan’ a pure Islamic deception!

 

 

What Islam or Muslims say or practices are not always having a positive meaning. Most of the times, their claims could be quite opposite, bogus practice, or deceptive to non-Muslims. Their religious rituals and sayings could have totally opposite meaning. Let us examine one case in point the Ramadan, which is one of the most […]

By |September 3rd, 2009|Bangladesh, Celebration, Culture, Religion, Society|9 Comments
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