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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 […]

Do not play with our kids future

As school education makes a comeback on the public debate agenda for all the wrong reasons, and none but the Islamic fundamentalists have come out to defend the government yet, here’s a message for the Awami League policy makers: Open your eyes, stop substituting BNP-Jamat, act like the secular center left party it meant to […]

You can murder kafir in Bangladesh

Today Faisal Arefin Dipan of ‘Jagriti Prokashony’ was hacked on the 2nd floor of Aziz Supermarket at Shahbagh. He was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where the doctors declared him dead. This happened only a few hours after Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury Tutul of ‘Shuddhaswar’ publishing house was hacked in his office at Lalmatia around […]

The Shame of Ban on Beef in Secular India

India’s beef ban came into spotlight recently in horrible ways. On September 30, 2015, a mob of more than 100 people lynched a 50 years old Muslim man, named Mohammad Akhlaq, in Uttar Pradesh. They also roughed up his family, including seriously injuring his 22 years old son. What was the reason? There was a […]

A Note on Peter Custers

My younger sister called the other night to tell me that journalist Peter Custers, familiar in Bangladesh, died of a heart attack. I had no contact with him for over 43 years, but occasionally bits of information came through the proverbial grape-vine that he is still involved in Bangladesh’s (and other places’?) radical politics. I […]

By |September 10th, 2015|Bangladesh, India, International, Personality, Politics|4 Comments

WILL YOU CARE TO RESPOND PLEASE?

Vadodara and Ahmedabad (India) recently faced two tragic incidences of immense social implications. These incidences may be isolated in nature but give insights in to the prevailing social milieu.

In the first incidence, one 22 years old woman bludgeoned her husband to death with a hammer. The woman delivered a baby just 10 days ago. […]

By |April 25th, 2015|Activism, Culture, India, Religion, Society|5 Comments

“THE GEETA” AND VIOLENCE

In an obscure corner of Russia, a local court banned “Geeta” (the famous Hindu Religious Book) last year for being a book which describes and promotes violence. The members of RSS and similar Hindu organizations in India became vocal with protests against that court verdict. But as the said court was far away, Indian Hindu […]

By |January 28th, 2015|Activism, bangalee freethinker, India, Mukto-Mona, Religion|0 Comments
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