A matter of equality

Equal rights for women are guaranteed by our constitution, no matter what some may say

Humanity has progressed to a stage where equality is a barometer of civilization.

Considering the barriers they have had to overcome, the response to this new worldview by Bangladeshi women has been grand. Our women, like the rest of the world, are […]

By |February 13th, 2018|Human Rights, Politics, Religion, Secularism, Society, Women|0 Comments

Young maiden and her prince living happily ever after… ?

By: Abdur Rahim

Men and women crave for love, live for love, kill for love, and die for love. Human romantic love (also known as passionate love or being in love) is regarded as a human universal, said Helen Fisher. We experience romantic love is like a deep emotion and strong feeling between a man and […]

By |January 14th, 2018|Literature, Society|0 Comments

The Harbingers of a Bygone Utopia

Hizb ut-Tahrir stands out from the myriad of pan-Islamic political organisations for its fundamentally consistent methodology, its neutral stance on the issue of sectarian conflicts in Islam and its explicit refusal to the use of violence. As a global Islamic movement, Tahrir seeks an intellectual revival across the Islamic world in its aim of establishing […]

Dear minister, bribery is never okay

The problem is that the word accountability does not apply to our ministers or senior officials — no matter what the action is or what type of public outrage it creates, they can still get away with it

Is there any reasonable person in Bangladesh who would rightfully argue against the fact that the recent remarks […]

By |December 29th, 2017|Education, Politics, Society|0 Comments

Where did it all go so wrong?

“It’s a systematic prolonged campaign of hate, threats of violence, and division based on religious identity”

Shocked by the reports of yet another atrocity committed against a Hindu community by a mob of 20,000 Muslim men of neighboring villages, with whom for generations they have shared good and bad times, I thought of a famous quote […]

Shouldn’t Rajshahi University be sued for discrimination against non-Muslim students?

Recently there has been a storm of protest in the social media against a question on a test for admission to Rajshahi University in Bangladesh. The participants in the protests are mostly Bangladeshis at home and abroad.

Here is a copy of a part of the test, courtesy of


While many of the questions are worthless […]

By |October 30th, 2017|Bangladesh, Mukto-Mona, Religion, Society, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We cannot support oppression

Why should it be different for individuals of a sexual minority?

Soon after the spreading out of the news, that Bangladesh has sided with twelve other member states, most of which are considered as oppressive regimes including Donald Trump’s America, to vote against a UN resolution condemning capital punishment for homosexuality, I have received a call […]

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