Behind the US Debt Crisis

(From the Perspective of a non-Economist)  

Everything gets complicated in the hands of the government. Which reminds me of some of the famous quotes from President Ronald Regan: “Government is not the solution, Government is the problem.” And “If someone says I am from the government and I want to help you, run from him as […]

By |August 12th, 2011|Economics, Education, Politics|1 Comment

Buying a Gift for My Wife

Buying a Gift for My Wife
By Adnan Lermontov

(First Draft. July 10, 2011)

On the way back from The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, in Tokyo Japan, I notice a man, ahead of me, laying flat on the street, and all the cars are going around him. Is he dead? Is that a […]

By |July 10th, 2011|book, Culture, Education, International, Literature, Personality|1 Comment

The Firing Protocol

The Firing Protocol

(A short story)

By Adnan Lermontov

Dedicated to my paternal grandfather, Sheikh Afsaruddin


“Please have a seat.”

“Why? What’s happening?”

“I am eliminating you. It’s 4:30, so you have 30 minutes to pack and leave. Take whatever you can, and the rest will be […]

One more thing to forget (A Prose Poem)

One more thing to forget
(A Prose Poem)

It fell off the sack, on the way from the morgue to the graveyard. It was not a leg like ours. Ours were smooth, and soft, innocent. But that one had all the signs of being old, it had muscles that must have taken years to […]

Scientists’ Protest on the Publication of Islamic Pseudoscience in the International Journal of Cardiology


International Journal of Cardiology, a medical science journal by prestigious Elsevier group is in a process of publishing a very controversial paper entitled, “The heart and cardiovascular system in the Qur’an and Hadeeth”  (doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2009.05.011). This is probably the first time a scientific journal is going to attribute ‘holy’ religious text in it ignoring all the […]

By |February 14th, 2010|Activism, Education, International, Literature, Mukto-Mona, Philosophy|33 Comments

Bangladesh: the race for education

There is a very famous old saying in Bangladesh: “Lekha pora kore Je Gari Gora chore se” (Those who are educated will succeed). This traditional thinking of education as the ticket to the good life emerges in different ways and degrees in Bangladesh. Education is seen as something that is received rather than achieved, and […]

Please Attend conference on Bangladesh 1971

Dear Community member,

On behalf of Kean University Human Rights Institute and Bangladesh Study Group, we welcome you to join us in the international Conference on “Bangladesh 1971: Addressing Claims of War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity” and show your invaluable support . The conference will take place on Sunday, October 18, 2009 from 10:00 […]

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