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:  


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






 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





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

Remembering Dr. Ahmed Shariff: A thinker who was ahead of his time

A tribute to Ahmed Shariff, a remarkable Bangalee freethinker, on 24th February, 2009, his 10th death anniversary.
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