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KABIR SUMAN: NEITHER LIKE KABIR NOR HAS A SU MAN

In ‘Bangla Blog’ of Mukto Mona, an article was posted recently on Kabir Suman. I feel obliged to write a few paragraphs about him in this blog.
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Anybody can change his religion. It is his personal matter. But Kabir Suman’s assertive Muslimness after conversion to Islam has become possible as Hinduism does not have any concept […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Activism, bangalee freethinker, Bangladesh, India, Religion, Society|4 Comments

HINDU MUSLIM BHAI BHAI

Islamists may feel elated that in Dar-al-harb called India, there is a small patch of virtual Waziristan where sort of Sharia is in practice in term of not allowing female students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) to enter its ‘Maulana Azad Library’ which has been declared ‘only for male students’.

The Vice Chancellor (VC) of […]

By |November 14th, 2014|Activism, bangalee freethinker, Culture, Human Rights, India|3 Comments

WILL BANGLADESH SEE, THINK, TALK & DO BEYOND ISLAM?

Bangladesh was not born on the basis of Islam like Pakistan. ‘Islam’ was not the primary or secondary driving force for the creation of Bangladesh. After more than two decades of linguistic, cultural, socio-economic and political repression by fellow Muslims of West Pakistan, the East Pakistanis understood the futility of Islam as basis for Pakistani […]

By |October 23rd, 2014|Activism, bangalee freethinker, Bangladesh, India, Politics, Religion|9 Comments

TINDERBOX: THE PAST AND FUTURE OF PAKISTAN

M J Akbar, the well known Indian journalist, has written a book entitled, “Tinderbox – the past and future of Pakistan”. It is a scholarly exposition of Pakistan’s yesterday which gives hints for its tomorrow. Though no new information is available in the book, except some details about Pakistani terrorist groups and killing of Osama […]

MAMATA AND ABDULLAH

Mamata:

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in a tight corner situation due to the gradual unfolding of now notorious ‘Sharadha scam’. Her party was all along been implicated for receiving financial support from Sharadha. A few senior leaders of her party were questioned by Central or Bureau of Investigation (CBI), government of India, in […]

By |September 26th, 2014|Activism, bangalee freethinker, India, Politics, Religion|0 Comments

SAD STORY OF WEST BENGAL & ITS BENGALIS

That Bengalis are cowards is a common saying in India outside West Bengal. That West Bengal has only a few industries in comparison with many other States of India is a naked fact. In this background I faced two uncomfortable questions from my daughter.

While visiting the Cellular Jail (a national museum) in Andaman Islands some […]

By |August 12th, 2014|Activism, bangalee freethinker, Bangladesh, Culture, India, Politics|5 Comments

ARUNDHATI ROY: THE GODDESS OF SMALL MINDS

Suzanna Arundhati Roy (writer of “The God of Small Things” which was published in 1997) labels India as a “Hindu Corporate State”. She criticizes Modi and RSS whenever she gets a chance. She markets ‘Babri Mosque’ and ‘Gujarat riot’ as symbols of her secular intellectuality. She bypasses ‘Godhara incident’ with great vagueness; but speaks about […]

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