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Bangalee Muslims – by Washiqur Babu

Bangalee Muslims are all simple and straight people. They are not communal (the commonly used word for “religious-sectarian” in the Indian subcontinent), do not care for fundamentalism, and are not religiously blind. Whatever (bad) things happen (to them), they happen due to the American conspiracies or the British divide-and-rule policy. They (the Americans and the […]

Does Islam Need Reforming?

The world of Islam is in a state of turmoil. Radicalised Muslims and their misdemeanours are rarely out of media spotlight these days and rightly so. From the earth shattering event of 9/11 in New York in 2001 and the London Underground bombing in 2005 to al-Qaeda activities in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and in many […]

A Note of Salute to Avijit Roy

Yesterday, when my wife was reading news from Bangladesh on the internet, she told me that she was reading about the murder of Avijit Roy in Dhaka. I exclaimed to her, “our Avijit?”, got on to internet immediately, and started reading the news myself. I felt like I was having a nightmare, did not want […]

A Depraved State

Having observed unremitting political schism, egregious falsification and unbridled corruption by politicians of all shades of colour in Bangladesh for nearly four and half decades, time is now ripe to speak out loud and clear and point out the root cause of national malaise. This is not the country which once inspired and galvanised people […]

Saraswati Puja at Bangladesh Parliament – It is Progress Indeed

{Postscript from the Author (January 27, 2015): It is a great disappointment that in spite of the initial consent by the Prime Minister and approval by the Speaker, there was actually no Saraswati Puja at the Bangladesh Parliament. I am not sure why the big leaders’ approvals were not implemented. But there is no doubt […]

Save Sundarbans – UNESCO World Heritage Site – from destruction

An Open Letter to the Government of Bangladesh – The Survival of Sundarbans Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

We, the scientists, engineers, academics, medical doctors and professionals of many other disciplines of Bangladeshi heritage living abroad and in Bangladesh as well as conscientious foreign nationals and dignitaries, are gravely concerned over the survival of Sundarbans, […]

By |December 22nd, 2014|Bangladesh, Culture, International, Society|3 Comments

“Hear it? Indian secularism is both enduring & audible”

The article under above title written by M J Akbar & published in The Times of India on 7th December 2014 is copied and pasted below. The visitors may find the contents interesting.
-Bhaskar
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As the debate continues to swirl around secularism, albeit with ebbing intensity, but still provoking a loose nerve or two, an intriguing question […]

By |December 7th, 2014|Activism, Culture, Human Rights, India, Religion|5 Comments
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