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Keynote at 2017 Secular Conference 2017: Freedom of Expression and Conscience

The notion of freedom changes with time and space. At this moment, our species is standing at a crossroad of history, where individual liberty, freedom of expression, conscience, and belief have become a very important part of our existence. We are demanding equal rights regardless of sex, gender, class, race – you name it. We, […]

International Yoga day…Thanks but no thanks.

By Rajesh Kandadai

Not many things come with Made-in-India tag these days, but recently celebrated Yoga day is a true Indian cultural export that has even caught the imagination of UN, so much so that 21st June was declared as International Yoga day. The declaration of this day came after the call for the adoption of […]

Political Parties and Ethics

By Syed Mahi Ahmed
A question may rise “do political parties have any ethics?” To me, this is not a complex and twisted question, rather a very simple question; and straightforward answer can be given in this regard. The answer is “no”; to me, political parties have no ethics at all, they deal with two dimensions […]

By |May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Justicia has fallen- What’s next?

If anyone wonders, despite recent drastic actions against Islamic militancy, why Bangladesh has been ineffective in curbing Islamic extremism- the removal, or because of it’s symbolic significance some may rightfully argue destruction, of Justicia’s sculpture from the High Court will certainly provide an objective answer.

In the name of demanding that the sculpture to be removed […]

Remembering Ananta Bijoy: An unsung luminous soul

There was a time when only a handful of intellectuals dared to promote free thought and rational thinking countering religious dogmas and superstitions. Their writings were often too complicated for mass people’s understanding, for which they gained little or no attention. Few writers realized the significance of promoting scientific thoughts at the grass-root level. Ananta […]

By |May 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

It is in outrage….

1. It is in outrage, deep frustration and on the verge of losing it I note the capitulation of the political leadership of Bangladesh to the ignorant, obscurantist, reactionary cabal of so called Islamic leaders, who are actually corrupt, immoral, deviant political hucksters.
2. To a large extent, it is also the fault of the […]

Group of Bangladeshi Teens on a Mission: Stopping Child Marriage

By Adeeb Chowdhury

The path to gender equality in Bangladesh is a long, winding, and difficult path. It is a path marred by anti-equality laws and scarred by traditional family roles, especially in rural areas. These “traditional” roles are the toxins poisoning the bloodstream of the feminist movement across the nation—these roles are what is handicapping […]

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