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 […]

Ekushey Padak (A Short Story)

Ekushey Padak 1
(A Short Story)
By Adnan Lermontov

Dedicated to Dr. Humayun Azad

Dr. Nuruddin Islam is sitting in the corner of a Jewelry Shop for over forty minutes now. He is not looking up from the newspaper that he is pretending to read. He doesn’t want anyone to recognize him. He doesn’t think anyone […]

By |February 21st, 2011|Activism, bangalee freethinker, Bangladesh, Human Rights, Literature|1 Comment

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

Dreaming of a better day for Bangladesh

“Beware of Bangladesh” was the cover title of the April 4, 2002 issue of Hong Kong-based magazine The Far Eastern Economic Review. This is the same Bangladesh that came out of a costly nine-month-long liberation war against the Islamic fascists and brutal junta of Pakistan in 1971. The newborn nation was fully inspired by a […]

Marriage: Myths of Mystery and Misery

The institution of marriage and its history are as long and varied as the history of human race. Many dynasties rose and fell, notable novels and poems were written, and wars were fought over the issue of marriage. Laws were introduced in different parts of the world to protect the institution of marriage.

Unfortunately, in Bangladesh, […]

2009 Nobel Prize in Literature

2009 Nobel Prize in Literature
By Adnan Lermontov

Salman Rushdie will not win the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. In fact, he will never win. The Nobel Committee will not make this mistake. He is too controversial. Why chop off your own feet? Perhaps not winning it is the greatest prize Rushdie […]

By |October 7th, 2009|Literature|1 Comment

The New Atheism : Prof. Victor Stenger’s new book is just out!

The New Atheism

Taking a Stand for Science and Reason

Victor J. Stenger

In 2004, Sam Harris published The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason  which became a major bestseller. This marked the first of a series of series of bestsellers that took a harder line against religion than has been the custom among […]

By |September 24th, 2009|book, Literature, Philosophy, Science|0 Comments
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